Chen Uen

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Chen Uen
Born Cheng Chin-wen
(1958-12-27)27 December 1958
Bade District, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Died 26 March 2017(2017-03-26) (aged 58)
Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwan
Awards Japan Cartoonists Association Award, 1991

Chen Uen (Chinese: 鄭問; pinyin: Zhèng Wèn; 27 December 1958 – 26 March 2017) was a Taiwanese manhua artist. Some of his works include Magical Super Asia, Banzai and The First King. He also work as an illustrator for Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms PS2 game series.

He began drawing in the late 1970s,[1] and specialized in manga starting in 1984.[2] Soon after, Chen saw an increase in popularity as media restrictions were relaxed following the Kaohsiung Incident.[3]

In 1991, Chen was the first foreigner to win an award at the Japanese Cartoonists Association for his work, Heroes of the East Chou Dynasty.[4][5]

Born Cheng Chin-wen (鄭進文; Zhèng Jìnwén) in 1958, he died in 2017 of a heart attack, aged 58.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Wu, Po-hsuan; Yang, Yuan-ting; Chin, Jonathan (31 March 2017). "Comic book great Uen Cheng dies". Taipei Times. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Renowned manga artist Chen Uen passes away at 58". Taiwan Today. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Chang, Ju-ping (16 July 2000). "55 years of Taiwan comics on show in retrospective". Taipei Times. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Mei, Jia (10 November 2009). "A comic dynamo who draws outside the lines". China Daily. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Chen, Christie (30 November 2012). "Comic fans flood Taiwan pavilion at French festival". Taiwan News. Central News Agency. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

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