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List of famous writers from Taiwan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Taiwan is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Taiwanese writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Taiwan and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

Examples of writers on this list include Zhang Yingtai and Lin Yutang.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Taiwanese writers?" and "Which writers are from Taiwan?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Taiwan in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Taiwan, but they're all of Taiwan descent.

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Ang Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Ang Lee age 63

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Jay Chou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Jay Chou age 38

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Lin Yutang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Lin Yutang Died at 81 (1895-1976)

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Sylvia Chang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Sylvia Chang age 64

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Philip Kwok is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Philip Kwok age 66

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Tsai Ming-liang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan

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Hou Hsiao-Hsien is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan

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Jack Kao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Jack Kao age 59

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Chu Yin-Ping is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Chu Yin-Ping age 67

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Justin Lin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Justin Lin age 46

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Dayyan Eng is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Dayyan Eng age 42

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Joseph Kuo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Joseph Kuo age 82

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Shiing-Shen Chern is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Shiing-Shen Chern Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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Chen Kuo-Fu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Chen Kuo-Fu age 59

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Wu Nien-jen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Wu Nien-jen age 65

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Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan

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Lee Kang-sheng is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan

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Leon Dai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Leon Dai age 51

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Doze Niu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Doze Niu age 51

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Gu Long is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Gu Long Died at 47 (1938-1985)

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Chu Tien-wen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Chu Tien-wen age 61

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Hsu Hsiao-ming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Hsu Hsiao-ming age 62

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Nikita Wu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Nikita Wu age 42

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Kai Lai Chung is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Kai Lai Chung Died at 92 (1917-2009)

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Chung Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Chung Sun age 76

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Arvin Chen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Arvin Chen age 39

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Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Chiang Kai-shek Died at 88 (1887-1975)

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Fan Chung is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Fan Chung age 68

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Chang Tso-chi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Chang Tso-chi age 56

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Cheng Wen-tang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Cheng Wen-tang age 59

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Lee Teng-hui is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Lee Teng-hui age 94

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I-Chen Ko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
I-Chen Ko age 71

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Jimmy Liao is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Jimmy Liao age 59

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Mong-Hong Chung is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Mong-Hong Chung age 52

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Li Ao is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Li Ao age 82

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Frank Shu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Frank Shu age 74

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Tom Shu-Yu Lin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Tom Shu-Yu Lin age 41

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Huang Yu Shan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Huang Yu Shan age 63

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John Hsu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
John Hsu age 36

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Chung Lee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Chung Lee

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Lichun Tseng is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Lichun Tseng age 38

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Pai Hsien-yung is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan

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Bo Yang is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Bo Yang Died at 88 (1920-2008)

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Lin Haiyin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Lin Haiyin Died at 83 (1918-2001)

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Chien-Chi Chang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan

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Giddens Ko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Giddens Ko age 39

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Ta-You Wu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Ta-You Wu Died at 93 (1907-2000)

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Sho-Chieh Tsiang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Sho-Chieh Tsiang Died at 75 (1918-1993)

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Michael Lin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan
Michael Lin age 53

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Shu Chin-chiang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Taiwan