British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
Louise Lee Hsiu is an award-winning Taiwanese writer who published ten books in Taiwan before moving to Canada in 2002. Because she wants more English-speaking people to understand her home country of Taiwan, she has translated Penghu Moon in the Well (井月澎湖) from Chinese to English. In fact, it was this book’s financial success that enabled her to immigrate to Canada.
The novel begins in Waian, Penghu, Taiwan, the place of her parents’ birth, and then it shifts to the Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung when her parents move there. In 1895, China’s Ch’ing Dynasty was forced to sign the Treaty of Shimonoseki, ceding Taiwan and Penghu to Japan, and so this historic event forms the background of Penghu Moon in the Well.
The main character, Lee Lian-Zi, who embodies the author herself, narrates the lives of four generations of two Penghu families. There are novels that present tragic epic histories and others that portray the loving bonds that sustain families, and this one is both.
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About the Author
Louise Lee Hsiu was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. There she earned her BA in the Humanities and three English Language certificates. In 2002, she moved to Canada. Since then, she has earned two diplomas in Creative Writing.
An award-winning author, she has had ten books published in Taiwan. Her published writings include novels, short stories, essays and poetry. At this time, she is translating Taiwanese poetry and her own works from Chinese to English and she is writing a series of stories in English and Taiwanese. In addition to being a professional writer, Louise Lee Hsiu is an accomplished pianist and painter.
About the Editor
Barbara Ladouceur has been writing, editing and teaching for many years. She has co-edited two books published by Ronsdale Press: Blackouts to Bright Lights: Canadian War Bride Stories and Canadian Women Overseas: Stories of the Red Cross Corps. Most recently, she has very much enjoyed working with Louise Lee Hsiu on her book Penghu Moon in the Well. She has applied both her editing and teaching skills to help Louise Lee Hsiu translate her novel from beautifully written Chinese to beautifully written English.
Penghu Moon in the Well * by Louise Lee Hsiu
A Novel Centered on the Lives of Two Penghu Familiies During The Colonial Years in Taiwan
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 248 pages; 978-1-4653-7558-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 248 pages; 978-1-4653-7559-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4653-7560-5
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