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아시아의 고아

아시아의 고아
Original work 亞細亞的孤兒
Author Wu Cho-liu
Translator 김양수
Publisher 도서 출판 한걸음ㆍ더
Publication year 2012
   Page 401
Language Korean
ISBN/ISSN 978-89-93814-38-5
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Wu Cho-liu (1900-1976), pen named of Wu Chien-tien, was born in Hsinchu, Taiwan. During the Japanese colonial period(1895-1945), he served as a teacher at a public school. In 1941, he moved to China to serve as a reporter at the Mainland Daily in Nanjing. In 1942, he returned to Taiwan to work as a reporter for the Taiwan New Newspaper. After the war he subsequently worked as a reporter and editor for Taiwan Shin Sheng Daily News, a staff member at the Provincial Social Office, head of training at Tatung Corporation, and as a staff member of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry. Notable works of Wu include Orphan of Asia, Chief of Potsdam, Taiwan Before Dawn, The Fig Tree and Taiwanese Forsythia. Wu's novel Orphan of Asia, originally written in Japanese, was completed toward the end of World War II. Setting in Taiwan, Japan, Shanghai, Nanjing and Canton between 1910-1940, this autobiographical bildungsroman depicts the hero Hu Tai-ming's agonyand frustration, love and hesitation. This novel is the very first work to clearly express the historical fate of Taiwanese people. The depth and breadth of the subject treatment makes this the classic in Taiwan literature from the colonial era. The translator Kim Yangsu is a professor at the Chinese Department of Dongguk University, South Korea, where he specializes in the contemporary literatures of China and Taiwan. He has translated scores of Chinese and Japanese literary and scholarly works into Korean.

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