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|Other Titles:||Jailed “Newspaper Boy”:Yang Kui against the censorship|
Kawahara, Isao;Chang, Wen-Hsun
Yang Kui;Newspaper Boy;Bungaku Hyouron;Censorship;Sunao Tokunaga
|Issue Date:||2013-12-17 14:50:08 (UTC+8)|
For the strong resistance spirits between the lines, Yang Kui’s “Newspaper Boy” has nowadays become one of the most famous works among Taiwanese literary works under Japanese rule. In October 1934, “Newspaper Boy” was awarded the second prize by “Bungaku Hyouron” and published in the very volume. Thus, Yang Kui became the first Taiwanese writer who won the recognition from Japanese literary arena and leaped to fame. However, in contrast with Yang Kui’s original manuscript, the “Newspaper Boy” text in “Bungaku Hyouron” was a revision after the first half of this work was banned by Taiwan Governor’s Office. In the original version, the indictment of political and social unfairness was clearly expressed. As Yang Kui converted the complaint into specific subject matter like Taiwan Cane Industry’s problem, Taiwan Governor’s Office was certainly unwilling to allow this work to appear in the newspapers. So, Taiwan Governor’s Office banned Taiwan Hsin Minpao from carrying the later half of “Newspaper Boy”, and then banned “Bungaku Hyouron” (which published the whole “Newspaper Boy”) from Taiwan market. Even “Newspaper Boy” won the recognition from Japanese literary arena, it was not permitted to present the whole text to the Taiwanese public. Yang Kui could only write criticism under pseudonyms and quote the commentary and appreciation from “Bungaku Hyouron” to propagate the contents and success of “Newspaper Boy”. By surveying the issues caused from the creation and publication of the novel “Newspaper Boy”, this thesis discuss the deep and immense influences of the censorship from Taiwan Governor’s Office on the development of Taiwanese Literature.
|Relation:||台灣文學學報, 7, 129-148|
Bulletin of Taiwanese literature, 7, 129-148
|Appears in Collections:||[Bulletin of Taiwanese Literature] Journal Articles|
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