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date: 05 July 2022

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Taking midcentury wartime Taiwan literary production as an emblematic case study, and relying heavily on the diaries of Taiwan author Lü Heruo as a revealing window into the literary field during this period, this chapter examines the relationship between the sociopolitical backdrop against which this particular literary field emerged, on one hand, and the internal structural constitution of the literary field itself, on the other. Using a specific literary phenomenon in wartime Taiwan as material for a case study, and in dialogue with some recent scholarship on the Japanese colonization of the island, this chapter further argues that the putatively aberrant structural elements characteristic of this particular literary field are in fact quite common in the cultural history of modern East Asia.

Keywords: Lü Heruo, literary field, modernism, Taiwan

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