Bai Xianyong (Pai Hsien-yung) 1937-

Born in Guilin, Guangxi, but grew up in Taiwan, and gained a BA in English Literature from National Taiwan University. He then moved to the U.S. and gained a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. He was one of the founders of the bi-monthly Modern Literature. His writings include the short-story collection Taipei jen. He has been Professor of Chinese at the University of Southern California, Santa Barbara for many years.


  • Zhexian ji (Fallen Immortal) 1967
  • Youyuan jingmeng (Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream) 1968
  • Taipei jen (Taipei People) 1971
  • Jimo de shiqi sui (Lonely Seventeen) 1976

    Works available in English:

  • Crystal Boys: A Novel (Howard Goldblatt). San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press,
  • Taipei People (The author and Patia Yasin). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2000.
  • Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream: Tales of Taipei Characters
       (The author and Patia Yasin). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982.