Wu Zhuoliu [real name Wu Jiantian] 1900-1976

Taiwan writer. Born in Hsinchu and of Hakka origin, Wu grew up in a Taiwan under Japanese occupation and spent much of the first part of his life working as a primary school teacher in the Japanese school system. In 1940, he resigned from his job and went to Nanjing, where he worked as a reporter. Two years later, he returned to Taiwan and continued working for newspapers. Wu published his first short-story in 1936, and wrote his novel Yaxiya de gu'er [Asia's Orphan] during the War of Resistance against Japan. In 1968, his memoirs Wuhuaguo [The Fig Tree], which deals with Taiwan's situation after it reverted to Nationalist rule, were published and later banned by the Taiwan authorities.