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Events in U.S. to mark achievement of Taiwanese writer

Events in U.S. to mark achievement of Taiwanese writer

Taipei, March 4 (CNA) The Ministry of Culture's Taiwan Academy in Houston will kick off a series of events in the United States on Thursday to honor Taiwanese writer Chu Tien-wen (???), the winner of the fourth Newman Prize for Chinese Literature. The literature and film events are being organized to coincide with a ceremony on Friday at the University of Oklahoma at which Chu will receive the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature. Among the events will be a lecture by Chu titled "Between Literature and Screenplay," which will take place on March 9 at the Rice University Media Center, according to the ministry. Lectures on the author's works and film screenings will also be held between Thursday and March 15 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Rice University and the University of Oklahoma, the ministry said. The films to be screened were written by Chu and directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien (???). They include "The Puppetmaster" (????), "Dust in the Wind" (????), "Flowers of Shanghai" (???) and "Good Men, Good Women" (????). Chu, a prominent Taiwanese novelist and screenwriter, won the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature last year with her 1990 "Fin-de-Siecle Splendor," a collection of short stories set in Taipei. She is the second Taiwanese writer to win the American award that recognizes outstanding achievements in Chinese prose or poetry. Past recipients include Chinese novelist and Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan (??) in 2009, Chinese novelist Han Shaogong (???) in 2011 and Taiwanese poet Yang Mu (??) in 2013. Chu is also known for her long-time collaboration with Hou Hsiao-hsien. Their collaboration "A City of Sadness" won a Golden Lion at the 1989 Venice Film Festival. The Newman Prize for Chinese Literature has been awarded biennially by the Institute for U.S.-China Issues since 2009. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-26 18:43 GMT+08:00