Wang Zhenhe

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Wang Zhenhe (Wang Chen-ho, 王禎和) (1 October 1940 – 3 September 1990) is one of Taiwan's most famous writers. Wang's masterpiece is the comic novel Rose, Rose, I Love you(《玫瑰﹐玫瑰我愛你》), which is set in the coastal town of Hualien during the Vietnam War; the novel's plot centers on the efforts of the town's leaders to come together to set up a brothel to entertain a group of American GIs coming to Taiwan for R&R. Wang is considered the foremost representative of the "nativist literature movement" (鄉土文學運動) that swept Taiwan in the 1970s and 80s.

Selected works in translation[edit]

  • Rose, Rose, I Love You. Translator Howard Goldblatt. New York: Columbia University Press. April 1998. ISBN 978-0-231-11202-4.CS1 maint: others (link)