Chen Guanxue (Koarnhak Tarn) 1934-
A native of Pingtung county, Taiwan. Koarnhark Tarn grew up in farming country in Pingtung county in the south-west of Taiwan. He studied Chinese at Taiwan Normal University, after which he taught in middle school and junior college, and went on to be an editor in a publishing house. He has published collections of prose, including Tianyuan zhi qiu [Rural autumn] and Fangcao [Calling on the grass], as well as books on the Taoist philosopher Zhuang Zi and an edition of the Confucian Analects.