SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

The Era of Rebellion: Li Ang's political journey in Dangwai

Ms Li Ang

Date: 8 March 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 8 March 2018Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Talk


16歲時,即認識回台灣倡導婦女運動的台灣前副總統呂秀蓮女士, 與當時的黨外運動者多有來往。歷經美麗島事、協助多位政治犯逃亡 。 1990年之後,與施明德有一段情感關係。李昂以過來人的身份, 作家的敏銳觀察,來談台灣民主運動。特別是性別(Gender) 係在當中扮演的角色。

At the tender age of 16, Li Ang met and was inspired by Annette Lu Hsiu-lien, Taiwan's feminist movement pioneer and later Vice-President of Taiwan (2000-08). When they first met, Annette Lu just returned from her study in America and began to advocate women's rights. Because of her, Li Ang started getting involved in the Dangwai (opposition) movement. Going through the Formosa Incident in 1979, Li Ang was actively involved in smuggling political dissidents overseas. During a book research project, she had developed a relationship with Taiwan's major political activist and early DPP leader -- Shi Ming-teh. 

As a political activist as well as a prominent feminist writer, Li Ang offers her close observation of Taiwan's democratic movement. Furthermore, she will analyse the role of gender in politics and the democratization process.

Speaker Bio

李昂是當今華語文學界最傑出的女性主義作家之一。 她的許多作品都對華人社會的父權主義思想進行了批判, 並在台灣藝文界獲得多項大獎。她的許多知名作品,如《殺夫》,《 暗夜》,《迷園》,《看得見的鬼》等, 被翻譯成多國語言並在台灣,法國,奧地利, 和德國等地改編成電影,電視劇,舞台劇。 李昂在2004年獲得法國文化部頒授“藝術與文學勳章騎士勳位” ,以肯定她為華語文學的國際能見度做出的傑出貢獻。

Li Ang is one of the most prominent feminist writers in the Sinophone world, and her works, often critical of patriarchal conventions and ideologies in Chinese societies, have won numerous literary awards in Taiwan. Many of her fiction, including The Butcher’s Wife 殺夫, Dark Night 暗夜, Lost Garden 迷園, and Visible Ghosts 看得見的鬼,, have been translated into many languages and adapted into films, TV dramas and musicals in Taiwan, Austria, France and Germany. In 2004, Li Ang was awarded the “Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Minister of Culture and Communication in recognition of her outstanding contribution to world literature.

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