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The Archive stores our past newsletters, in which you can view contents from all the back issues by clicking on the enclosed table of contents.


Taiwan Lit
January 25, 2022

Dear Friends,

It is our pleasure to present Taiwan Lit’s 2.1 and 2.2 issues. We want to extend our sincere thanks for the continued support of our readers as Taiwan Lit celebrated its first full year last year. During the year, 25 manuscripts were published in Taiwan Lit under the Essays, Commentaries, Articles, Reports, and Special Topics sections. The table of contents for both of the 2021 issues is attached below.

A special mention is due to our first Special Topics section, which presents a series of state-of-the-field essays examining Taiwan literary studies from the perspective of a relatively young social institution as it seeks to become established within Taiwan’s cultural field. We thank the guest editor, Yun-Hung Lin, and the authors for their contributions that make this Section possible.

During the past year, Taiwan Lit’s website underwent some reorganization. A new section, Reports, has been added for submissions of interviews as well as reports on conferences, workshops, and lectures. We have combined Reviews into Commentaries, which, in addition to traditional book reviews, solicits personal comments on scholarly works and critical theoretical writings relevant to the field. We are also in the process of introducing a Translations section to recognize the increasing importance of translation to Taiwan literature’s participation in the world literary scene. This restructuring of our categories will hopefully offer more visibility to these types of valuable scholarly output and promote timely information exchange.

Taiwan Lit’s forthcoming Spring 2022 issue will begin with Ming-ju Fan’s articulation of a renewed literary space theory and a Special Topics section curated by our guest editor, Laura Jo-Han Wen. The Section will present both multimedia and traditional essay pieces, looking at Taiwan studies through the lens of visual culture and transmedia representations. Our thanks to Laura for leading a topical Section that is much needed in discussing Taiwan’s cultural landscape today.

We hope to continue promoting critical reflection on Taiwan’s literary culture development and scholarly paradigm shifts as we move forward. We are always looking for input from our readers, whether comments and rejoinders reflect on our contributors’ views or respond to them. Thank you for your continued support of Taiwan Lit.

Yours truly,

Taiwan Lit Editorial Team


我們很高興能在這裡向各位呈現Taiwan Lit 第二卷的第一、二兩期。去年是Taiwan Lit 創刊一週年,我們衷心感謝讀者的持續支持。在這一年中,Taiwan Lit 於文章、評介、長篇論文、報導、專輯欄目共發表了25篇稿件。以下是這兩期文章的目錄。

其中特別值得一提的是第二期所收錄的「台灣文學體制化二十五年」專輯,探究了台灣文學研究作為一個在其文化場域中漸臻成熟的社會體系的現狀。這是以 Taiwan Lit 為平台所發表的第一個專輯,我們特別要感謝特約專輯主編林運鴻與作者群對專輯的貢獻。

Taiwan Lit 的網站在過去一年對欄目做了一些改變。我們的新欄目「Reports 報導」,將用於發表研討會、工作坊、講座等的採訪和報告稿件。Reviews 與 「Commentaries 評介」合併,除了傳統書評外,也徵集對學術作品和相關理論著作的個人評論。基於翻譯在台灣文學與世界文學交流中所扮演的日益重要的角色,我們在不久的未來也將推出「Translations 翻譯」欄目。我們希望藉由在欄目上的加強,能提高這些學術產出的可見度,以促進學術資訊的及時交流。

2022年春季刊的Taiwan Lit 首先將刊載范銘如的文學空間理論,以及由特約主編溫若含所策劃的專輯。這個專輯通過視覺文化和跨媒體表現形式的角度來探究台灣研究,對於我們討論今日台灣文化景觀將十分有助益。我們在此要特別感謝若含從構思、徵稿到呈現此一專題的辛勞。

我們希望在未來繼續促進對台灣文學文化發展和學術範式轉變的批判性反思,同時也期待收到讀者回饋與評論,包括對本刊已發表作品的反思與回應。感謝您對Taiwan Lit 的持續支持。

Taiwan Lit 編輯小組 敬上

2022年1 月25日


Table of Contents

Taiwan Lit 2.1


Millennial Writers and the Taiwanese Literary Tradition

By Kuei-fen Chiu 邱貴芬

Get Out of the Village: Watching The Prisoner with Chinese Subtitles in Juancun

By Sheng-mei Ma 馬聖美



By Guoqing Zheng 郑国庆


By Phyllis Yu-ting Huang 黃鈺婷



By Charlie Quanlin Li 李詮林


“Light and Truth in Common Things”: An Interview with Sun Wei-min

By Colin Bramwell and Wen-chi Li 利文祺

Taiwan Lit 2.2



By Guoqing Zheng 郑国庆



By Chih-Wei Chung 鍾秩維

大和民族的衣裳: 近現代東亞場域中和服論述、資本與性別政治

By Yuru Hung 洪郁如



- Day 1

- Day 2

- Day 3

- Day 4

By Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature at National Taiwan University 台大台文所


By Phyllis Yu-ting Huang 黃鈺婷

"Musical thought": An Interview with Chen Yuhong

By Wen-chi Li 利文祺 and Colin Bramwell

Special Topics Section: 台灣文學體制化二十五年


By Yun-hung Lin 林運鴻


By Bi-chhin Li 呂美親


By Bing Lun Chiang 江昺崙


By Yu-Hsun Chu 朱宥勳

學位的眼前路,學術的身後身: 台灣文學「輕學術」的跨域想像與實踐

By Qing-Hong Zheng 鄭清鴻


By Chieh Ming Yang 楊傑銘


By Yun-hung Lin 林運鴻


By Sū Phok Nâ 藍士博

臺灣文學體制化的過去、現況與未來 ──專訪鄭邦鎮教授

By Bing Lun Chiang 江昺崙, Yun-hung Lin 林運鴻 , Tsung-Han Wen 溫宗翰 and Bang-chen Cheng 鄭邦鎮

Taiwan Lit
March 6, 2021

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Taiwan Lit!

We are excited to circulate Calls for Submissions for two new series in our journal’s Special Topic section. These series are guest-edited by Laura Jo-Han Wen and Mao-shan Huang, respectively, on the following themes: “Taiwan in Visual Culture and Transmedia Representations” and 「《侯孝賢的凝視:抒情傳統、文本互涉與文化政治》書評論壇」.

As we continue developing and improving, we have recently added two new pages to the Taiwan Lit website, “Contributors” and “Archive.” You may now access a contributor’s bio either through the navigation panel or by clicking on the author’s name at the top of the posts. The “Archive” stores our past newsletters, in which you can view the tables of contents from all the back issues.

Yours truly,

Taiwan Lit Editorial Team


Taiwan Lit向讀者問候!

我們很高興在此為Taiwan Lit的兩個新專輯發佈徵稿啟事。這兩個專輯分別由客座主編溫若含及黃茂善所籌備,主題為:“Taiwan in Visual Culture and Transmedia Representations”和 「《侯孝賢的凝視:抒情傳統、文本互涉與文化政治》書評論壇」。

為了持續發展改良這個交流平台,我們在Taiwan Lit 新增了「作者簡介」和「檔案室」兩個頁面。您可以透過導覽列上新增的「作者簡介」、或直接點擊文章上端的作者姓名來查閱作者資料。此外,您也可以透過「檔案室」查看我們過去的通訊,以及附於其中的各期目錄。

Taiwan Lit 編輯小組 敬上

2021年 3月6日


Call for Submissions: Taiwan in Visual Culture and Transmedia Representations

(Taiwan Lit Special Topic)

As a digital platform dedicated to Taiwan literature and culture, Taiwan Lit cordially invites submissions on a special topic that explores Taiwan studies through the lens of visual culture and transmedia representations. Established by pioneers from fields such as history, literature, art, and social sciences, Taiwan studies has now developed into an interdisciplinary subject extending beyond the excavation and archiving of underrepresented memories. As more and more discussions have been revolving around the theoretical paradigms for studying Taiwan, we think that now would be the time to thematically examine how Taiwan studies may be interpreted in the realms of visual and media culture, a boundary-crossing approach that has received rich academic attention in recent decades.

The guest editor of this special topic encourages submissions addressing, but not limited to, the following issues:

  • 1) A study of Taiwan through the medium of visual culture. For instance, a discussion of the visual significance or intermediality of a Taiwanese cultural phenomenon through literature, art, photography, film, television, radio, the Internet, and other forms of old and new media;
  • 2) The visual apparatus in a Taiwanese context, such as the ways in which museums, historical architecture, or festivals serve as visual apparatuses that embody power dynamics and the structure of seeing and feeling;
  • 3) A methodological inquiry into how the visual and media culture negotiates with and informs the study of Taiwan.

We invite submissions in either English or Chinese with no fixed length requirements. Please send abstracts of 150–250 words by April 12, 2021, to guest editor Laura Jo-Han Wen (LauraWen@rmc.edu). Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit a short essay, in writing or multimedia, by July 31, 2021, for consideration to be included in this special topic of Taiwan Lit in late 2021.





Taiwan Lit
January 23, 2021

Dear Friends,

We are happy to present the first two issues of Taiwan Lit (1.1 & 1.2). Established in the summer of 2020, Taiwan Lit aims to build a critical transnational forum, disseminate research ideas, and

facilitate innovative modes for scholarly exchange on Taiwan literature and culture. The table-of-contents for both of the 2020 issues are attached below; together, they include six essays, four reviews, and two articles.

We want to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to our contributors.

One of this journal's primary missions is to advocate a holistic view of Taiwan literary studies as a field constituted by scholars occupying different intellectual and aesthetic positions. These scholars' methodological approaches and professional agendas are diverse and divergent, as found in any vibrant and thriving academic community. We are delighted that such productive plurality and dynamism are well captured in works that have appeared on our pages.

The forthcoming Spring 2021 issue of Taiwan Lit will begin with Kuei-fen Chiu's perceptive piece on millennial Taiwanese writers and interviews of Taiwanese poets conducted by Colin Bramwell and Wen-chi Li. It will also feature a special-topic section comprising state-of-the-field essays that examine various ways Taiwan literary studies has taken root in Taiwan as a viable social institution incorporating multiple perspectives. Our special thanks to Yun-Hung Lin for undertaking the hefty task of guest-editing this section!

Moving forward, we continue to call for thoughtful reflections on emerging trends in Taiwan's creative literary output and the shifting critical paradigms that have been steering scholarly practices in our field.

As always, we appreciate feedback and look forward to receiving your contribution or rejoinder submission. Thank you for the continued support of Taiwan Lit.

Yours truly,

Taiwan Lit Editorial Team


我們很高興能在這裡向各位呈現Taiwan Lit第一卷的第一、二兩期。Taiwan Lit成立於 2020 年夏季,我們的目的在於「打造一個跨國界的學者論壇,傳播有價值的研究觀點,促進新型態的學術交流模式,以期進一步拓展台灣文學研究領域的創新潛能」。以下是兩期發表作品的目錄;共計有六篇文章,四篇評介,和兩篇長篇論文。


Taiwan Lit主張將「台灣文學研究」理解為一個由不同知識位置和美學位置所構成的學術場域;佔據各種位置的研究者們所抱持的方法學信念和專業關懷不僅多樣,而且充滿分歧——這其實正是一個富有活力和發展潛能的文化領域所應有的樣態。我們感到欣慰的是,出現於Taiwan Lit扉頁中的作品充分展露了這種健康的多元特質和互動能量。

2021年Taiwan Lit 春季號的開篇作品包括了邱貴芬透視千禧一代台灣作家作品的分析文章,和 Colin Bramwell 與利文祺合著的台灣詩人訪談錄。值得期待的還有一個專輯:邀請多位作者撰寫「現狀觀察」,從多重角度檢視「台灣文學研究」如何在地扎根,並且莖脈蔓延成為各種社會體制的可感元素。編務繁重,我們在此要向特約專輯主編林運鴻致上極深的謝意!


像往常一樣,我們歡迎您的意見與回饋,並期待收到來稿及對本刊已發表作品的回應。感謝您對 Taiwan Lit的繼續支持。

Taiwan Lit 編輯小組 敬上

2021年1 月23日


Table of Contents

Taiwan Lit 1.1



By Mu-Min Shih 石牧民


文學·藝術·政治 ——賈克·洪席耶的民主美學體系

By Xintong Lu 呂欣桐

Taiwan Lit 1.2



By Mao-shan Huang 黃茂善

The Narratable Self: Taiwan Literature and Watakushi Novels

By WenHsun Chang 張文薰

On Taiwan Literature Studies and Self-reflection

By Chia-rong Wu 吳家榮

Mainlander Writings in Taiwan Literature: Predicaments and Potential

By Phyllis Yu-ting Huang 黃鈺婷

Performing Emotions in Lyrical Essays

By Ming-Huei Wang 王敏慧


Review: A History of Taiwan Literature by Ye Shitao, Translated by Christopher Lupke

By Pei-yin Lin 林姵吟

本土人文知識如何重返左翼關懷: 評謝世宗《階級攸關:國族論述、性別政治與資本主義的文學再現》

By Yun-Hung Lin林運鴻

Towards Postcritical Thinking in Literary Studies: The Limits of Critique by Rita Felski

By Jessica Ssu-chieh Fan 范思婕


Between Foreignization and Domestication: On the Four Translations of “The Last Hunter”

By Richard Rong-bin Chen 陳榮彬


By Dong-Han Wu 吳東翰

Taiwan Lit
July 16, 2021

Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce the publication of Taiwan Lit, a new online journal/critical forum on studies of literature and culture from Taiwan. The journal has evolved from a website project that faculty, alumni, and graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin have worked on for quite some time. Ironically, it is the COVID-19 lockdown that has enabled us to reach the finish line. The link is http://taiwanlit.org. Below is an outline of the website:

Taiwan Lit, launched in the summer of 2020, is an online journal centering on studies of Taiwan literature and culture. It aims to reinvigorate the intellectual climate of the field by building a transnational critical forum, disseminating substantive research ideas, and facilitating innovative modes of scholarly exchange.

We invite submissions in either English or Chinese with no fixed length requirements.

As an alternative publishing venue that underscores timeliness and immediacy, the journal accepts all varieties of scholarly writing or multimedia presentation, including those not conforming to the restrictive practices of established print journals: work-in-progress that would potentially benefit from peer input or critique; reworkings of lectures or conference presentations; recasting of ideas that have branched off from a larger project; reevaluations of one’s own previously published arguments or propositions; and last but not least, rejoinders to the work of other contributors.

To build a lively intellectual forum, we especially welcome short essays— think pieces, position papers, or scholarly notes— that may inspire discussion, explore new research directions, or perform methodological or institutional self-reflection.

One of the main objectives of this section is to reduce the information gap between scholars from different regions. In addition to book reviews in the conventional sense, this section invites less formal, more personal commentaries on new and old scholarly works published in the field, as well as critical theoretical writings relevant to the study of Taiwan literature and culture.

This section consists of databases that may be of use as references to members of the Taiwan literature & culture studies community. Despite our best efforts, there may be inadvertent omissions or errors. Please help us improve the section by sending us relevant information and further suggestions.

We cordially invite you to participate in this platform's activities. Thank you.

Yours truly,

Taiwan Lit Steering Committee
Taiwan Studies Program
Department of Asian Studies
The University of Texas at Austin


我們很高興有這個機會向大家介紹一個新成立的網站平台,Taiwan Lit。這是一個以台灣文學、文化研究領域的學者們為對象的電子期刊和跨國學術論壇,由美國德州大學亞洲研究系的師生、校友、訪問學者一同籌劃,網址是http://taiwanlit.org 。網站內容概要如下:

Taiwan Lit 是一個以「台灣文學與文化研究」為核心關注的電子期刊,於 2020 年夏季創刊。本刊旨在打造一個跨國學者論壇,傳播有價值的研究觀點,促進新型態的學術交流模式,以求進一步拓展該領域的創新潛能。







亞洲研究系台灣研究小組 敬上