Landscape in Literature


Related Academic Works in Chinese and English

Landscape in Literature

Curated by Su Shuobin, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University

The term “landscape literature” refers to writing that imbues a particular aspect of the land with literary significance. This unit’s ten post-1980 literary works portray Taiwanes... (Read more)

Works and Authors
Life in Taipei
Life in Taipei Shu Guozhi (Shu Kuo-chih)

Calm observation of local customs, things, and human interactions is a characteristic that runs through all of Shu Guozhi’s essays. “Life in Taipei,” ... (Read more)

Hot Springs Wash Our Grief Away
Hot Springs Wash Our Grief Away Hao Yuxiang (Hao Yu-hsiang)

Hot springs are one of Taiwan’s important geographic features, and soaking in the steaming waters is a popular way of relieving stress. Open year-roun... (Read more)

Partake of This Offering
Partake of This Offering Wu Junyao (Wu Jun-yao)

Jinmen native Wu Junyao’s “Partake of this Offering” begins with a food experiment. The author is traveling with a “gourmet club,” sampling Jinmen’s c... (Read more)

The Ghost That Never Sees The Sky
The Ghost That Never Sees The Sky Li Ang

Located in the middle of Taiwan’s western coastline, Lugang was the island’s first river port, at one time central Taiwan’s most prosperous municipali... (Read more)

Zeelandia
Zeelandia Lai Xiangyin (Lai Hsiang-Ying)

Located in Tainan City’s Anping District, Zeelandia (Fort Zeelandia) is today’s “Anping Fort,” one of Taiwan’s most important historical landmarks. Ze... (Read more)

I Live on Hamasen Fisherman's Wharf
I Live on Hamasen Fisherman's Wharf Wang Jiaxiang

Wang Jiaxiang’s illustrated I Live on Hamasen Fisherman's Wharf (2002), a work of children’s literature, showcases one of Kaohsiung’s oldest neighborh... (Read more)

Mount Morrison Journeys
Mount Morrison Journeys Chen Lie (Chen Lieh)

Standing 3,952 meters above sea level, Mt. Morrison (or Yushan – “Jade Mountain”) is Taiwan's highest peak. Owing to its towering height, the mountain... (Read more)

Autumn in the Countryside – October 1
Autumn in the Countryside – October 1 Chen Guanxue

In the prime of his life writer Chen Guanxue chose to leave the noisy, crowded city to live alone in a village in the foothills of Pingdong County’s T... (Read more)

Pure Emotions, Proud Landscapes-Hualian, My Home
Pure Emotions, Proud Landscapes-Hualian, My Home Chen Li

Sometimes when things appear small or indistinct, it’s because we’re standing too far away from them. In “Pure Emotions, Proud Landscapes-Hualian, My ... (Read more)

Turtle Mountain Island
Turtle Mountain Island Huang Chunming

Turtle Mountain Island Poem by Huang Chunming Translated by Robert Fox Turtle Mountain Island Whenever a Lanyang 1 boy leaves on a train And ga... (Read more)

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