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Poetic Modernism in Taiwan in the 1930s

Yang Chichang and the Poetic Society Le Moulin

Silvia Schiavi    Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italia    

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abstract

Established in 1933 during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan (1895‑1945) and rediscovered only in the 1980s, Le Moulin poetry society marked the beginning of Modernism in Taiwan. Drawing from Nishiwaki Junzaburō’s Surrealist poetry and the Japanese School of the New Sensibilities, the group, led by the poet Yang Chichang 楊熾昌, fostered a new poetic style to depict the solitude of modern life as well as the hardship of colonialism. The paper aims to analyse the emergence of Taiwan Modernism in the 1930s through the rediscovery of Le Moulin’s poetry and the translation of some of Yang Chichang’s most representative poems.

Published
June 30, 2022
Accepted
May 6, 2022
Submitted
Feb. 21, 2022
Language
IT

Keywords: Taiwan StudiesYang ChichangTaiwan literatureLe Moulin poetry societyModernismPoetryTaiwan poetry

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