Lien Ming-Wei: Displacement, Migration, Identity, and Homeland
 – Taiwan

Lien Ming-Wei's literary voice emerges distinctly in the realm of diaspora literature. What compels the young to leave their roots, and what stories unfold along the trajectories of lower-class migrants? Lien probes these themes with depth and nuance in an attempt to explore identities formed and reformed in the gaps of social strata and cultural exchanges. Apart from documenting his global journeys, Lien also turns his pen towards his homeland, enriching his tales with local legends. Lien Ming-Wei's works stand out for their rich portrayal of both the world and the intimate corners of home, offering a dual perspective that explores displacement and belonging at the same time.