Taiwanese Literature
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The literature of Taiwan merits consideration for artistic and cultural-political reasons, because of its nearly one hundred years of special development within the various Chinese regional literary scenes. The decisive aspects of Taiwan's authors were rebellion against foreign rule, sometimes coupled with melancholic self-restraint, and the central question of their own Taiwanese identity.

In the 17th century there were insignificant beginnings in the classical written language in this southern emigration region, i.e. the later boundary province of the Qing dynasty . The N…

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Martin, Helmut, “Taiwanese Literature”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 24 April 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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