Mittwoch, 29. Mrz 2017, 18:15 - 20:00 iCal

Taiwanese Women’s Literature

and the Involvement of Women Authors in the Society

A Vienna Taiwan Lecture

SIN 1 Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften
Spitalgasse 2 Hof 2 Entrance 2.3, 1090 Wien


In my talk I will give a brief introduction into the Taiwanese women’s literature (since the Japan colonial period) and then talk more about

women’s fiction in the 1980s, generally known as “the Second Golden Age

of Taiwanese women’s fiction”. Despite their often contradictory relationship to feminism, the authors active during the 1980s were (mostly) very eager to adopt the role of “educators” and played an important role in the consciousnessraising and gender-awareness movement in the Taiwanese society. Some of them, like Li Ang, Xiao Sa, Liao Huiying even consciously chose realism as the most direct and most easily understandable literary form to attract the widest readership. I will conclude with a few remarks regarding the developments of

women’s fiction in the 1990s and at the beginning of the 21st century.


Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies


Astrid Lipinsky
University of Vienna
4277 43844