Nativist Literature


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Nativist Literature

Curated by Yu Shengkuan, Professor, Department of Taiwanese Literature, National Cheng Kung University

Although the concept of “nativist literature” has arisen from different starting points and historical conditions and during different stages of Taiwanese literary history, it is inextrica... (Read more)

Works and Authors
My Land
My Land Hong Xingfu (Hung Hsing-fu)

In October 1978 “My Land” won the first annual China Times Excellence in Literature Award, and later appeared in Blackface Khing-a (1978), Hung Hsing-... (Read more)

The Drowning of an Old Cat
The Drowning of an Old Cat Huang Chunming

Huang Chunming’s “The Drowning of an Old Cat” (1967) tells the story of Uncle A-sheng, an old man who lives in Clearwater Village. To protect the vill... (Read more)

Next-door In-laws
Next-door In-laws Liao Leifu (Liao Lei-fu)

“Next-door In-laws” won the Fifth Annual United Daily News Fiction Award in 1979, and appeared Selected Short Fiction of 1980. The story was later tur... (Read more)

Cattle Wallow Village: The Legend of Sheng-a and Gui-a
Cattle Wallow Village: The Legend of Sheng-a and Gui-a Song Zelai (Sung Tze-lai)

Published in Taiwan Literature and Arts in March 1978, Sung Tze-lai’s short story “Cattle Wallow Village: The Legend of Sheng-a and Gui-a” immediately... (Read more)

Uncle Gōng
Uncle Gōng Weng Nao

Written in Japanese, Weng Nao’s “Uncle Gōng 1 ” won honorable mention in a 1935 cash-prize contest sponsored by Japan’s Literary Arts magazine. Origin... (Read more)

Night Freight
Night Freight Chen Yingzhen

Chen Yingzhen’s short story “Night Freight” was originally published in Taiwan Literature and Arts in March 1978, shortly after the curtain had fallen... (Read more)

The Speeding Villa
The Speeding Villa Wu Xinrong (Wu Hsin-jung)

Written in Japanese, Wu Hsin-jung’s “The Speeding Villa” (1935) is a highly critical poem. On a long train trip the writer experiences the wealth gap ... (Read more)

Uncle A-Huang
Uncle A-Huang Zhong Lihe (Chung Li-he)

From the title “Uncle A-Huang” it’s not hard to see that the story is about a man; however, there is an important subtitle – “Hometown III.” “Uncle A-... (Read more)

Store-front
Store-front Wu Sheng

Wu Sheng’s deep feelings for his native village are often incidentally revealed in his writing. The writer customarily uses simple, colloquial languag... (Read more)

Night Ape
Night Ape Zhang Wenhuan (Chang Wen-huan)

Chang Wen-huan’s short story “Night Ape” (1942) is set in the Ali Mountain forest and a bamboo workshop. Told mostly from a small boy’s point of view,... (Read more)

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