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침몰하는 섬Ⅱ

침몰하는 섬Ⅱ
Original work 沉淪Ⅱ
Author Chung Chao-cheng
Translator 문희정
Publisher ZMANZ
Publication year 2013
   Page 364
Language Korean
ISBN/ISSN 979-11-304-1189-7
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Born in 1925 during the Japanese colonial period, Chung Chao-cheng was one of a few Taiwanese writers who continued their careers as writers after the KMT regime took over Taiwan in 1945. In the literary circle of Taiwan, Chung was paired with Yeh Shih-tao as “Chung in the North, and Yeh in the South.” To date, thirty-eight volumes of Chung’s collected works have been published, excluding his translations of foreign literatures, and he has received numerous awards and honors for his contribution to Taiwan literature. Sinking, published in 1967, is the first novel of his Taiwanese Trilogy. The novel starts with the annexation of Taiwan into the Japan Empire in 1895 and focuses on the resistance of local Taiwanese against the Japanese troops. The trilogy covers the entire colonial period, combines the grand history with family sagas and love stories, and delineates the will and spirit of Taiwanese people. Chung has been a proponent and promoter of Taiwan literature for decades. He once served as the editor of a literary magazine in the 1950s, attempting to help and encourage local Taiwanese writers to continue their writing careers under the oppressive language policy of the KMT regime. Due to his literary works and his contribution to the rise of Taiwan literature, he is now regarded as the “mother” of Taiwan literature.

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