Class in Literature


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Class in Literature

Curated by Ying Fenghuang, Professor, Graduate School of Taiwanese Culture, National Taipei University of Education

“Class in Literature” includes writing that deals with the life experiences of people at the lower strata of society. Realism is the predominant stylistic mode, but writing t... (Read more)

Works and Authors
The Slave
The Slave Tonfang Po

“The Slave,” the story of an old soldier, was published in The Commons Daily supplement in 1979. A long short story of approximately ten thousand Chin... (Read more)

An Oxcart for Dowry
An Oxcart for Dowry Wang Zhenhe

According to Aristotle, tragedy imitates the lives of extraordinary individuals, thus most tragic protagonists are heroes. The characters in Wang Zhen... (Read more)

Promotion
Promotion Yang Qingchu

“Promotion,” a lengthy short story, is the tale of a machine-shop worker who works his way up from “temporary laborer” to “official employee” through ... (Read more)

The Noodle Lady
The Noodle Lady Di Yi

“The Noodle Lady,” a short story first published in a newspaper literary supplement in 1975, also appeared in writer Di Yi’s first collection. Althoug... (Read more)

The Dull Ice Flower
The Dull Ice Flower Chung Chao-cheng

Finished in the spring of 1969, The Dull Ice Flower was immediately serialized in newspaper supplements. Chung Chao-cheng’s (1925- ) first published w... (Read more)

Bibi
Bibi Yang Fumin

In the wake of Taiwan’s economic miracle, from the 1960s and 1970s onward, farming villages underwent a rapid transformation as much of the population... (Read more)

The Oxcart
The Oxcart Lü Heruo

“The Oxcart” tells the story of Yang Tianding, whose oxcart hauling business cannot compete with modern automotive shipping methods. Published in Japa... (Read more)

North to South
North to South Xu Daran

“North to South” was published in Taipei’s Youth Literature magazine in 1972, the year that Xu Daran completed his history doctorate at the University... (Read more)

Elegy for a Working Woman
Elegy for a Working Woman Yang Hua

“Elegy for a Working Woman” Sparse stars, faint breeze A cold, bright moon shines down on her She scratches her cheek, rubs sleep from her eyes ... (Read more)

The Newpaper Carrier
The Newpaper Carrier Yang Kui

“The Newspaper Carrier” is classic work of Taiwanese proletarian literature from the Japanese colonial period. The complete work was published in 1934... (Read more)

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