陳映真 (1937 - )
Chen Yingzhen (1937 - )
Originally named Chen Yongshan, with Xu Nancun as pseudonym. Chen Yingzhen was born in November 1937 in Yingge, Taipei, Taiwan province. He graduated from the Department of Foreign Literature in the private institution of Tamkang College in 1961. His works are discursive and prolific, covering genres including literary criticism, fiction, prose, film criticism and political commentary, with topics ranging from politics and economics to social phenomena. His maiden work The Noodle Stall was written in his second year in university, and was published in a magazine edited by Wei Tiancong, Pen Collage. The work that put his name down as a writer was A Clan of Generals, published in Modern Literature in January 1964.
Awards that he has won include the Wu Zhuoliu Literary Award, the China Times "Editor's Choice" Award, and the Hua Zong Award for World Chinese Literature. In 2004, he came to Hong Kong Baptist University upon invitation to stay on-campus as Writer-in-Residence.