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Short biography

Hueichu Chu is Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature and Transnational Cultural Studies at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. Her early works dealt with the issues of colonial modernity and racial relations in Taiwan literature under Japanese colonization. She is currently working on a book project that focuses on cultural productions in Cold War Taiwan and Okinawa.

Major publications

  • Huei-chu Chu(2008)“Fictionalizing Indigenous Mourning: Taiwanese Funerals Under Japanese Imperialization,” Positions:east asia cultures critique 16.2: 279-303.
  • 朱惠足(2009) 《「現代」的移植與翻譯:日治時期台灣小說的後殖民思考》(台北:麥田出版社)
  • Hueichu Chu (2015) “Deauthenticating Indigeneity: Literary Imaginations from the Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa,” Amerasia Journal 41(1): 37-52.
  • Hueichu Chu (2015) “Islands as the Origin/End of the World: Ethnographic Imaginations from the Penghu (Taiwan) and Yaeyama (Okinawa) Islands,” Comparative Literature Studies 52(4): 704-728.
  • Hueichu Chu (2016) “After” the Catastrophe: Imagining Nuclear Disaster in Egoyan Zheng’s Ground Zero” in Chia-ju Chang and Scott Slovic ed., Ecocriticism in Taiwan: Identity, Environment, and the Arts (Lexington Books).

Research interests

Taiwan literature, Okinawa Literature