Xiandai Wenxue

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Xiandai Wenxue (Chinese: 現代文學; literally "Modern Literature") was a Taiwanese literary journal created in 1960.[1] The journal was published on a bimonthly basis.[1]

The journal was the brainchild of several National Taiwan University students,[2] including Ouyang Tzu and Pai Hsien-yung. The journal published the literary debuts of several prominent Taiwanese writers, and emulated the modernist style[1][3] that was becoming fashionable in Taiwanese literature during the late-1950s and 1960s. In 1973 the journal ended publication.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Pang-Yuan Chi; David Der-wei Wang (22 September 2000). Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century: A Critical Survey. Indiana University Press. p. 19. ISBN 0-253-10836-5. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  2. ^ Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.; Siyuan Liu; Erin B. Mee (8 May 2014). Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000. A&C Black. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-4081-7720-4. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  3. ^ Ya-Chen Chen (24 May 2011). The Many Dimensions of Chinese Feminism. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-230-11918-5. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  4. ^ Chang Hsi-kuo (21 August 2012). The City Trilogy: Five Jade Disks, Defenders of the Dragon City, and Tale of a Feather. Columbia University Press. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-231-50246-7. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  • Leo Ou-fan Lee. Shanghai Modern: The Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China, 1930-1945. Harvard University Press, 1999 p. 366