Li Ang (real name Shih Shu-tuan, born in 1952 in Lukang, Taiwan) is one of the most prolific and innovative writers in contemporary Chinese-language literature. After graduating in philosophy from the University of Chinese Culture in Taipei, she studied drama at the University of Oregon before returning to teach at her alma mater. Starting with “Season of Flowers,” a short story published when she was sixteen years old in 1968, Li Ang consistently and persistently challenged her readers to confront socio-cultural problems and taboos in areas ranging from gender, sexuality, ethics, and domestic violence to state brutality, identity politics, and rampant consumerism. A pioneer in style and content, she continues to break new ground with each new work. In 2004, the French Minister of Culture and Communication awarded her the “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” as recognition for her outstanding contribution to world literature. She has published nearly twenty novels and collections of short stories, of which the most famous is “The Butcher’s Wife” (1983), which caused a great deal of controversy and reaction in Taiwanese society at the time, but also established Li Ang as one of the most significant feminist writers of recent times.
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