The Sound of Taiwan – Chung Chao-cheng


In 2015, writer Chung Chao-cheng was 90 years old! In Taiwan, 90 years of memories includes experiencing: 2 countries, 3 different regimes, and 4 mother tongues… Writing unceasingly throughout his life, in the wake of regime change, he became regarded as a national treasure… At the end of Japanese colonial rule, writers who had originally used Japanese were suddenly denied the ability to write. After learning Mandarin Chinese, Chung Chao-cheng began writing about an important period of Taiwan’s history that would otherwise have been forgotten. As it happened, the source of inspiration for his epoch-marking novels is testimony to the perplexity and humor of life.