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Lōa Hô

(Approx. USD $18.55)
This title will be released on April 27, 2018


Translated by Darryl Sterk and introduced by Pei-yin Lin

Lōa Hô (1894-1943, also Lai He) was a Taiwanese physician and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. His lifetime almost exactly coincides with Japan’s 50-year rule of Taiwan and was a fierce critic of both Japanese colonial rule and the preceding feudal system. He is considered by many to be the first modern writer in Taiwan. This volume contains the complete fiction of Lōa Hô , as well as his chilling account of being jailed by the Japanese military police.

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Subtitle: The Complete Fiction of Loā Hô
Author: Lōa Hô
Translator: Darryl Sterk
Original language: Mandarin/Taiwanese
Pages: 288
Publication date: 27th April 2018
ISBN (paperback): 9781999791223
ISBN (ebook): 9781999791230

Darryl Sterk is a Chinese-English literary translator from Canada who is now based in Hong Kong, where he teaches translation at Lingnan University, and Taiwan, where he has a wife from Taiwan and a Taiwanese-Canadian daughter. He has mainly translated contemporary Mandarin fiction from Taiwan into English, and feels stimulated by the challenge of all the Taiwanese (Taiwan Hoklo) in Lōa Hô . As a scholar, he researches translation to and from the Taiwanese indigenous language Seediq, especially for the feature film Seediq Bale.

Pei-yin Lin received her Ph.D. in Languages and Cultures of East Asia from SOAS, University of London, and is currently Associate Professor at the School of Chinese, the University of Hong Kong. She previously taught at the National University of Singapore, the University of Cambridge and SOAS, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard Yenching Institute.