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List of the most popular authors from Taiwan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Taiwanese authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Taiwanese writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Lung Ying-tai and Wang Ming are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Taiwan?" and "Who are the best Taiwanese authors?"

For further information on these historic Taiwanese authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Taiwanese authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Ang Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Ang Lee Two Films by Ang Lee Eat Drink Man Woman & The Wedding Banquet, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee OBS is a Taiwanese-born American film director, screenwriter and producer. Lee's earlier films, such as The Wedding Banquet, Pushing Hands, and Eat Drink Man Woman explored the ...more

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Lin Yutang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Lin Yutang The vigil of a nation, A Leaf in the Storm, A history of the press and public opinion in China Lin Yutang was a Chinese writer, translator, linguist and inventor. His informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation, ...more

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Sylvia Chang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Sylvia Chang Sylvia Chang is a Taiwanese actress, writer, singer, producer and director. In 1992, she was a member of the jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.

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Vivian Hsu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Vivian Hsu Privacy Vivian Hsu Chinese: 徐若瑄; pinyin: Xú Ruòxuān; Wade–Giles: Hsu Jo-hsüan; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhî Jio̍k-soan; Japanese: ビビアン・スー Bibian Sū; born March 19, 1975 in Taichung, is a ...more

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Show Luo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Show Luo Logic, Show on Stage, Zhu Shi Hui She Show Luo is a Taiwanese actor, singer, and host. He is commonly known by his Chinese nickname Xiao Zhu.

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Shiing-Shen Chern is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Shiing-Shen Chern Riemann-Finsler geometry, Chen Xingshen wen xuan, Minimal submanifolds in a Riemannian manifold Shiing-Shen Chern was a Chinese-born American mathematician. He was regarded as one of the leaders in differential geometry of the twentieth century.

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Kai Lai Chung is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Kai Lai Chung course in probability theory, Chance & Choice, Green^! Brown^! and probability & Brownian motion on the line Kai Lai Chung was a Chinese American mathematician known for his significant contributions to modern probability theory.

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Gu Long is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Gu Long Juedai Shuangjiao, Feidao Youjian Feidao, Biancheng Langzi Xiong Yaohua, better known by his pen name Gu Long, was a Chinese novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. A graduate of Cheng Kung Senior High School and Tamkang University, Xiong is ...more

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Bo Yang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Bo Yang Poems of a period, Golden Triangle^! frontier and wilderness, A farewell Boyang, sometimes also erroneously called Bai Yang, was a Chinese poet, essayist and historian based in Taiwan. He is also regarded as a social critic. His pen name is found in most sources as ...more

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Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Chen-Ning Yang Selected papers (1945-1980)^! with commentary, Elementary particles Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel ...more

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Chu Tien-wen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Chu Tien-wen Notes of a desolate man Chu Tien-wen is one of Taiwan's most prominent writers. She is the daughter of Chu Hsi-ning and the older sister of Chu Tien-hsin. Some of her literary works include "Fin-de-Siècle ...more

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Lung Ying-tai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Lung Ying-tai 在海德堡墜入情網, 未完成的革命:戊戌百年紀, 魂牽 Lung Ying-tai is a Taiwanese essayist and cultural critic. She occasionally writes under the pen name 'Hu Meili'. Lung's poignant and critical essays contributed to the democratization of Taiwan ...more

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Vincent Fang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Vincent Fang About Vincent Fang's Su Yan Rhyme Poetry, The iron box of the peninsular, The Song "Blue and White Porcelain" - The Hidden Literary Meanings in The Glaze Vincent Fang was born on 26 January 1969 in Hualien, Taiwan. He is a Taiwanese multi-Golden Melody Award nominated lyricist, best known for his collaboration with singer-songwriter Jay Chou. ...more

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Lee Teng-hui is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Lee Teng-hui Intersectoral capital flows in the economic development of Taiwan^! 1895-1960, Selected addresses and messages^! 1989, The road to democracy Lee Teng-hui, sometimes called the "father of Taiwan's democracy", is a Taiwanese politician. He was the President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang from 1988 to ...more

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Nikita Wu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Nikita Wu Nikita Wu is a Taiwanese writer and arts manager. She was the curator of the Future Pavilion in the Taiwan Design Expo 2005 and a project manager in the Taiwan Pavilion of the Venice Biennale ...more

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Chien-Chi Chang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Chien-Chi Chang The chain Chien-Chi Chang is a photographer and member of Magnum Photos.

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Sho-Chieh Tsiang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Sho-Chieh Tsiang Finance constraints and the theory of money Sho-Chieh Tsiang is a Chinese-American economist. He was born in China but resided primarily in the United States from 1949 until his death. He also resided in Taiwan in 1948 and in the 1980s. ...more

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Jimmy Liao is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Jimmy Liao Beautiful Solitude, When the Moon Forgot, The Sound of Colors : A Journey of the Imagination Jimmy Liao is a Taiwanese illustrator as well as a picture book writer. The name Jimmy is his English first name which brought about his Chinese pen name, 幾米.

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Lin Haiyin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Lin Haiyin Memories of Peking, My Memories of Old Beijing Lin Haiyin was a Taiwanese writer of Han Chinese ethnicity. She is best known for her 1960 book My Memories of Old Beijing, a novelistic tribute to her childhood reminiscences of Beijing.

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Li Ao is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Li Ao Mountaintop Love, Martyrs' shrine Li Ao, is a writer, social commentator, historian, and independent politician in the Republic of China. He is considered by many to be one of the most important modern Chinese essayists today, ...more

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Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Chiang Kai-shek Selected speeches and messages of President Chiang Kai-shek^! 1954, Selected speeches on religion, Easter messages Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. He is known as Chiang Chung-cheng or Chiang Chieh-shih in ...more

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Fan Chung is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Fan Chung Combinatorics for the East model Fan-Rong King Chung Graham, known professionally as Fan Chung, is a mathematician who works mainly in the areas of spectral graph theory, extremal graph theory and random graphs, in particular ...more

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Pai Hsien-yung is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Pai Hsien-yung Crystal Boys, Taipei People Kenneth Hsien-yung Pai, born July 11, 1937 is a writer who has been described as a "melancholy pioneer." He was born in Guilin, Guangxi, China at the cusp of both the Second ...more

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Frank Shu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Frank Shu The physical universe Frank Shu, is an American astrophysicist, astronomer and author. He is currently professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Diego and the ...more

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Ta-You Wu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Ta-You Wu Quantum mechanics, Relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum fields Wu Ta-You was a Chinese-born atomic and nuclear theoretical physicist who worked in the United States, Canada, mainland China, and Taiwan. He has been called the "Father of Chinese ...more

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Wang Ming is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Wang Ming Wang Ming was a senior leader of the early Chinese Communist Party and the mastermind of the famous 28 Bolsheviks group. Wang was also a major political rival of Mao Zedong during the 1930s, ...more

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Liang Shih-chiu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Liang Shih-chiu Liang Shih-chiu, also romanized as Liang Shiqiu, and also known as Liang Chih-Hwa, was a renowned educator, writer, translator, literary theorist and lexicographer.

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Qiu Miaojin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Qiu Miaojin Chiu Miao-Chin was a Taiwanese novelist. Her unapologetically lesbian sensibility has had a profound and lasting influence on queer literature in Taiwan.

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Shu Chin-chiang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Shu Chin-chiang Shu Chin-chiang is a novelist and politician from Taiwan. His pen name is "Lu Jiang". As a politician, he strongly supports the cause of Taiwan independence. In 2001 he began to serve ...more

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Michael Lin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Michael Lin Michael Lin Michael Lin is a Taiwanese artist who works and lives in Brussels, Belgium and Shanghai, China. He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1964, and grew up in Taiwan. He graduated from the Otis Art ...more

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Lian Heng is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Lian Heng Lian Heng was a Chinese historian, politician, poet, merchant, editor of a pro-Japanese newspaper, and advocate of the opium trade in Taiwan. He authored the General History of Taiwan. Some have ...more

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Chiung Yao is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Chiung Yao Chiung Yao is the pen name of a popular Chinese romance novelist based in Taiwan. Many of her works have been made and remade into movies and TV series. Films based on her books have been made ...more

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Wang Wenhua is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Wang Wenhua 61×57 Wang Wenhua, also known as Tom Wang, is a contemporary Taiwanese novelist and columnist. He graduated from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University, and ...more

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Yu Lihua is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Yu Lihua Yu Lihua is a Taiwanese-American woman writer. Yu Lihua was born in Shanghai and went to university in Taiwan, taking history at National Taiwan University. Then she went to the United States to ...more

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Yuan Ch'iung-ch'iung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Yuan Ch'iung-ch'iung Yuan Ch'iung-ch'iung is a Taiwanese writer. Yuan wrote poetry, fiction, essays, screenplays and television scripts during the Boudoir literature period for women. Boudoir literature is a form of ...more

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Zhang Dachun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Zhang Dachun Zhang Da-chun is a notable Taiwanese author and literary critic. He is the author of many novels, two of which, Wild Child and My Kid Sister, were published together in the U.S. as Wild Kids.

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Ouyang Tzu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Ouyang Tzu Ouyang Tzu is the penname of Hong Zhihui, a female Taiwanese writer. She, along with fellow students of National Taiwan University Bai Xianyong, Wang Wenxing, and Chen Rouxi, created the ...more

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Zhang Yingtai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Zhang Yingtai Zhang Yingtai is a Taiwanese writer. Her most famous works are "Hunting the Oroqen", a short story about a researcher of Oroqen culture, and the short story collection Tibetan Lover. ...more

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Chen Yingzhen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Chen Yingzhen Chen Yingzhen, born 1937, is a Taiwanese author. Since the 1980s, he has been viewed by many as "Taiwan's greatest author", according to Jeffrey C. Kinkley. Chen is also notable for ...more

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Liao Feng-teh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Liao Feng-teh Liao Feng-teh was a Taiwanese politician who held leadership positions in the Kuomintang. Liao was chosen to become the Interior Minister designate in 2008 under Republic of China President Ma ...more

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Huang Chunming is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Taiwan
Huang Chunming Huang Chunming is a Taiwanese literary figure and teacher. Huang writes mainly about the tragic and sometimes humorous lives of ordinary Taiwanese people, and many of his short stories have been ...more