Wu Zhuoliu

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Wu Chuo-liu (Chinese: 吳濁流; pinyin: Wú Zhuóliú) (1900–1976) was an influential Taiwanese journalist and novelist. His experiences during the Japanese period, including fifteen months (January 1941-March 1942) spent in Republican China, served as an inspiration for his most famous work, Orphan of Asia, a semi-autobiographical account of the experiences of a fictional protagonist—Hu Taiming (Chinese: 胡太明)—during the course of the colonial period. This work, which highlighted the ambiguity and tension inherent in being Taiwanese, has since become a key text in the contentious subject of Taiwanese identity. He is also known for his autobiography The Fig Tree (Chinese: 無花果).


  • Wu, Zhuoliu (1956). Ajia no koji アジアの孤児 [Orphan of Asia] (in Japanese). Tōkyō: 一二三書房. OCLC 80018391. 
    • Wu, Zhuoliu (2008). Orphan of Asia. Translated by Mentzas, Ioannis. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231137263. 
  • Wu, Zhuoliu (1970). Wu hua guo 無花果 (in Chinese). Taipei: 林白出版社. OCLC 50775839. 
    • Wu, Zhuoliu (2002). The Fig Tree: Memoirs of a Taiwanese Patriot. Translated by Hunter, Duncan. Bloomington: AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781403321503. 


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