The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast

The TrChFic Taiwan Season

June 14, 2021

 Indeed, not only was Taiwan orphaned, it had been through several adoptions.

Chien Hsin Tai, Orphans of Asia in A New Literary History of Modern China

For most of my time running the podcast, I knew really ought to tackle Taiwan & its literature. I felt a little worried I would make a fool of myself, and perhaps I did, but what followed was a fun, surprising, and yes, I admit it, educational first stride into a deep and diverse literary scene.

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For your convenience, here's every episode from the TrChFic Taiwan Season, listed in order.

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Episode 53

The Membranes with Chi Ta-wei and Ari Larissa Heinrich 

Taiwan Season opens with a book-in-translation that was on its way to the press! Cyber, cyborg, underwater, queer, and thoroughly unconventional... and that's just the guests!

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Episode 54

Qiu Miaojin and Notes of a Crocodile with Conor Stuart

First Ge Fei and now Qiu Miaojin... it seems every time I read translated Chinese lit published by the New York Review of Books, I strike gold.

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Episode 55

Wu Ming-yi and The Man with the Compound Eyes with Cara Healey

Down with anthropocentrism! Forward the Anthropocene!

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Episode 56

Pai Hsien-yung and Taipei People with Nadia Ho

TrChFic has always been something of a nostalgia project, which makes Mr Pai's Taipei People a perfect target for wistful musing.

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Episode 57

Chih-Ying Lay and Home Sickness with Darryl Sterk

 

TrChFic has always been a home(?) sickness(?) project too! Plus, it's always good to have a Canadian guest on the show!

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