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Brought together by their writing: migrant workers at a literary award in Taiwan

Migrant workers in Taiwan put pen to paper

Newcomers bring fresh perspectives to island's vibrant literary culture

NOBUYUKI GOHARA, Nikkei staff writer | Taiwan

TAIPEI -- By the standards of global literary history, Taiwanese literature is a fairly new phenomenon, dating back to the aftermath of the 1949 Chinese Communist revolution when the island was separated from the mainland.

But it has developed rapidly into force that increasingly draws its energy not only from Taiwanese writers, but also from authors beyond Taiwan's shores.

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