Transcultural Production of Children’s Literature in Postwar Taiwan: Liang Lin’s I Want a Big Rooster and Little Duckling Gets Back Home

Andrea Wu Lecture Poster

The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Her lecture, entitled “Transcultural Production of Children’s Literature in Postwar Taiwan: Liang Lin’s I Want a Big Rooster and Little Duckling Gets Back Home,” will take place from 10:00AM to 11:15AM on Thursday, June 11 in room 3M52 at the University of Winnipeg.

If globalization is to be understood as a process infused with dynamic and multi-dimensional interactions, communications, negotiations, and at times tensions and confrontations, it is significant to see how local subjects (re)imagine, (re)define, and represent themselves in the global context and how they react to and (re)appropriate the norms of the dominant in the transcultural process. This lecture will deal with the transcultural production of children’s literature in postwar Taiwan, with a focus on Liang Lin’s Wo yao da gongji (I Want a Big Rooster) and Xiao yaya huijia (Little Duckling Gets Back Home), two of the initial and representative publications of ertong duwu bianji xiaozu (the Editorial Task Force for Children’s Books) in the early postwar decades.