Young Adult


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Young Adult

Curated by Dai Huaxuan, Assistant Professor, Department of Taiwanese Literature, Aletheia University

“Young adult literature” is writing that focuses on the moral, psychological, and intellectual development of ayouthful protagonist, tracing his or her journey from ignoranceto self-realizati... (Read more)

Works and Authors
Another World in the Motel
Another World in the Motel Zhang Jinghong (Chang Ching-hung)

Another World in a Motel (2011) is Taiwan’s first full-length novel set in the Taichung area, the story unfolding in many well-known Taichung locales:... (Read more)

King of the Pool Players
King of the Pool Players Guo Zheng (Kuo Cheng)

Guo Zheng’s short story “King of the Pool Players” (1988) centers on a group of tough vocational high-school students. In the Taiwanese educational wo... (Read more)

Young man Sibao
Young man Sibao Jiang Xun (Chiang Hsun)

“Sibao” is a plateau overlooking the precipitousLiwu River valley in Taiwan’s majesticTaroko National Park. The area is both the traditional homeland ... (Read more)

Foolish Eighteen
Foolish Eighteen Kang Yunwei

Kang Yunwei’s short-story “Foolish Eighteen” (1967) centers on a teenage girl’s relations with her friends, parents, and teachers,chronicling the joys... (Read more)

The Season When Flowers Bloom
The Season When Flowers Bloom Yang Qianhe (Yang Ch’ien-ho)

Written near the end of the Japanese colonial period, Yang Qianhe’s “The Season When Flowers Bloom” (1942) explores the frustration and uneasiness of ... (Read more)

Spring and Autumn Tea House
Spring and Autumn Tea House Wu Jinfa (Wu Chin-fa)

In Taiwan “teahouse” is aeuphemism for “brothel,” a business that operates hand-in-glove with human traffickers. Interlaced with lively Taiwanese (Hol... (Read more)

White Gate, Goodbye
White Gate, Goodbye Xia Lie

There are many all-boys and all-girls high schools in Taiwan. One of the reasons for this is to allow the students to focus on preparing for universit... (Read more)

The Boy in the Red Shirt
The Boy in the Red Shirt Lin Huaimin (Lin Hwai-min)

The East Asian geopolitical situation was unstable when Lin Huaimin wrote his short story “The Boy in the Red Shirt” (1968). War raged in Vietnam, and... (Read more)

Forced Out
Forced Out Xiao Ye (Hsiao Yeh)

At a time when Taiwan’s economy was depressed and its international standingwas in question, the Taitung Red Leaf little-league baseball team’s 7-0 vi... (Read more)

1001 Nights
1001 Nights Fei Ma (William Marr)

1001 Nights Written and Translated by Fei Ma (William Marr) Hear a story, kill a wife kill a wife, hear a story this sort of Arabian Nights’ fai... (Read more)

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Wang Pinhan, PhD student, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University “Just tell him you're a twin!” “Yeah! But if it’s you ... (Read more)

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Chen Hsinchuan, MA, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University Director Yin Qi’s Viva Baseball (2012) deals with gambling an... (Read more)

Step Back to Glory (Film)
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Liu Yutsu, PhD candidate, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University Directed by Zhang Borui, Step Back to Glory (2013) is b... (Read more)

Partners in Crime (Film)
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Chen Boqing, MA, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University Partners in Crime (2014), directed by Zhang Rongji (Chang Jung-c... (Read more)

Black Skin and White Teeth (TV Serial)
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Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (Film)
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Winds of September (Film)
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