Religious Literature


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Religious Literature

Curated by Chen Huiling, Associate Professor and Department Chairperson, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, National Hsinchu University of Education

Religion sheds light on questions of life, spirituality, and individual consciousness; literature touches on the instability of human... (Read more)

Works and Authors
The Wolf
The Wolf Chu Hsi-ning

The night wind billows the fine yellow sands; a lone wolf slinks across the wilds. Set in author Chu Hsi-ning’s native Shandong province, “Wolf” looks... (Read more)

Listen, Gods!
Listen, Gods! Huang Chunming

Taiwan boasts a pluralistic religious culture, and all of its various religious beliefs are special in certain ways. Set against a background of polyt... (Read more)

The Buddha Drum
The Buddha Drum Lin Ching-hsuan

Fueled by the swift pace of modern life and rapidly changing daily scenarios, stress pushes us constantly, turning us like gear wheels. Thus we have n... (Read more)

Mazu’s Badyguards by Chen Yuhui(Jade Y. Chen)
Mazu’s Badyguards by Chen Yuhui(Jade Y. Chen) Chen Yuhui(Jade Y. Chen)

Surrounded by ocean and settled by immigrants, Taiwan is a natural setting for belief in sea deities. Worship of the goddess Mazu came to the island w... (Read more)

Hair
Hair Tonfang Po

After publication of his magnum opus, A Cinematic Journey (1990), Dongfang Bai came out with Sedan Chair Spirit (2002), a short story collection. Myst... (Read more)

Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods Lu Cheng Da

Lu Cheng Da’s “Twilight of the Gods” won the best-essay prize at 2004’s Third Religious Literature Awards, and appeared in Lu’s collection Lonely Plan... (Read more)

Temple of the Vow of the Ksitigarbha Earth-store Bodhisattava
Temple of the Vow of the Ksitigarbha Earth-store Bodhisattava Tung Nien

According to historical records, Buddhism came to Taiwan during the Ming and Qing periods, and has deeply influenced Taiwanese culture. Buddhist stori... (Read more)

Judas Iscariot’s Story
Judas Iscariot’s Story Chen Yingzhen

“Remember, son: First, you’re God’s son; second, you’re China’s son; third – and only then – are you my son.” This is what Chen Yingzhen’s father, Pas... (Read more)

Under the Bodhi Tree
Under the Bodhi Tree Zhou Mengdie

“Under the Bodhi Tree” Who has a mirror hidden in the heart? Who is willing to walk barefoot through this life? All eyes are blindfolded by eyes ... (Read more)

The Lost Khata
The Lost Khata Xu Huizhi

“The Lost Khata” Holding handswe stood at the crossing The ferry soon to arrivewe gazed deeply into each other’s eyes Like a full moon the next ... (Read more)

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Songs of the Wanderers (Dance)
Songs of the Wanderers (Dance)

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Din Tao: Leader of the Parade (Film)
Din Tao: Leader of the Parade (Film)

Shi Tingyu, PhD student, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University Directed by renowned director of television soap operas ... (Read more)

This Is the Way Home: A “Doctors Without Borders” Physician in Yemen (Book)
This Is the Way Home: A “Doctors Without Borders” Physician in Yemen (Book)

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Spring Rain (TV Serial)
Spring Rain (TV Serial)

Qiu Maojing, MA student, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University Zheng Qingwen’s short story “Spring Rain” was first publ... (Read more)

Seven Days in Heaven (Film)
Seven Days in Heaven (Film)

Qiu Maojing, MA student, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University In 2006 young Taiwanese author Essay Liu (born 1980) won... (Read more)

Faithball (Film)
Faithball (Film)

Wang Xinyu, MA, Institute of Taiwanese Literature, National Tsing Hua University Faithball (2013) joins two disparate subjects – religion and basebal... (Read more)

The Lost Khata (Audio Book)
The Lost Khata (Audio Book)

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10+10 (Film)
10+10 (Film)

Chen Boqing, MA, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University 10 + 10 was a project initiated by the Taipei Golden Horse Film ... (Read more)

Mazu’s Bodyguards (Stage Play)
Mazu’s Bodyguards (Stage Play)

Hsiao Wenhua, MFA, Graduate Institute of Theatre Arts and Playwriting, Taipei National University of the Arts Jade Y. Chen’s 2009 novel Mazu’s Bodygu... (Read more)

The Wheel of Life (Film)
The Wheel of Life (Film)

Chen Boqing, MA, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University The Wheel of Life (1983) is a three-part film directed by Hu J... (Read more)

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