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A Son of Taiwan


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Howard Goldblatt is Emeritus Professor of East Asian Languages at the University of Colorado, subsequently Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame. A Guggenheim Fellow and founding editor of the journal Modern Chinese Literature, he has received honorary degrees from Hong Kong and British universities. Author or editor of more than a dozen books, in Chinese and English, he is the translator of more than fifty Chinese-language books, including ten by the 2012 Nobel Laureate Mo Yan, and two winners of the Asian Booker Prize. He has co-translated nearly two dozen with Sylvia Li-chun Lin, one the winner of the Asian Booker, another recipient of the Translation of the Year Award from the American Literary Translators Association. He has published a collection of flash fiction entitled A Night in a Chinese Hospital. Sylvia Li-chun Lin, a native of Tainan, Taiwan, earned a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. She was Associate Professor of Chinese at the University of Notre Dame before resigning to become a full-time translator and writer. Author of Representing Atrocity in Taiwan: The 2/28 Incident and White Terror in Fiction and Film, she is professionally and personally invested in fictional works dealing with this part of Taiwan's past. She coedited Documenting Taiwan on Film: issues and Methods in New Documentaries.

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