Hakka Authors to Share Their Literary Creations in Japan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taiwan’s Hakka Affairs Council will hold a press conference in Tokyo on
Dec. 15 to promote five literary works by notable Hakka novelists and
poets.


Novels and poetry collections by five Hakka authors, including Chung
Chao-cheng (鍾肇政), Li Qiao (李喬), Tseng Kui-hai (曾貴海), Li Yu-fang (利玉芳),
and Gan Yao-ming (甘耀明), have been translated into the Japanese language
and published earlier this June in Japan.

To promote these literary works, Tseng, Li Yu-fang, and Gan, as well as
Deputy Minister Fan Tso-ming (范佐銘) of the Hakka Affairs Council will
attend the press conference, which will also invite Japanese anchor
Takahashi Maasa to recommend the Japanese edition of Hakka literature as
well as Hakka culture to the Japanese public.

Before the press conference, the three authors will first participate in
a forum titled “Hakka Literature and Hakka Culture” held at the National
Museum of Ethnology in Osaka on Dec. 14.

Following the press conference, they will also explore Hakka literature
and share their views on literary creation in the two forums held at the
Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo on Dec. 15 and 16.

Hakka literature of Japanese edition:

  • “Love Stories of Goethe (歌德激情書)” by Chung Chao-cheng
    (translated
    by Nagai Eriko)
  • “The Spring of Lan Caixia (蘭彩霞的春天)” by Li Qiao
    (translated by
    Aketagawa Satoshi)
  • “The Collected Poems of Tseng Kui-hai (曾貴海詩選)” by Tseng Kui-hai
    (translated
    by Yokoji Keiko )
  • “The Collected Poems of Li Yu-Fang (利玉芳詩選)” by Li Yu-Fang
    (translated
    by Ikegami Sadako)
  • “The Summer When Russian Winter Comes (冬將軍來的夏天)” by Gan Yao-ming
    (translated
    by Shirouzu Noriko)

“Hakka Literature and Hakka Culture”
Date: December 14, 2018
Time:
13:00~17:00
Venue: The National Museum of Ethnology
Address:
10-1 Senribanpakukoen, Suita, Osaka Prefecture 565-8511, Japan
*Free
admission

“Taiwan-Japan Authors Forum and Book Launch”
Date: December
15-16, 2018
Time: 13:00~17:00
Venue: Taiwan Cultural Center in
Tokyo
Address: 2F, No.1-1-12 Toranomon, Minano-ku, Tokyo 105-0001,
Japan
*Free admission, registration required

Contacts

Department of Communication and Marketing, Hakka Affairs Council
Su
You-sheng
886-2-8995-6988 ext 537
886-910-387-956
ha0439@mail.hakka.gov.tw

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