Writings from Military Dependents’ Villages


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Writings from Military Dependents’ Villages

Curated by Yang Chia-Hsien, Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Tsing Hua University

The literature of military dependents’ villages was born in a special time and place; it is an important part of postwar Taiwanese culture. Here, “dependents’ villages” refer t... (Read more)

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