Since its founding in 1972 by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University, Chung-Wai Literary Monthly, later restructured as a quarterly in 2007, has been a pioneering journal on comparative studies of Chinese and foreign literatures from around the world. During the 1980s, Chung-Wai also branched out into critical theory and cultural studies when the fields were emerging in Taiwan, and established itself as a worldly leading interdisciplinary scholarly journal in Chinese. Having been awarded Excellent Academic Journal, Most Influential Literary Journal, Most Influential Long-Term Literary Journal, and other prizes, Chung-Wai has consistently won the recognition and recommendation of Chinese-language scholars and researchers worldwide.
As a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Chung-Wai Literary Quarterly has been addressing and featuring research themes. We have published special issues dedicated to Western literature (Biblical studies, English and American literature, European literature, Native American literature, Asian American literature, etc.), Asian and other foreign literatures, Taiwanese culture and literature, postcolonial and transnational studies, translation studies in global and Asian contexts, Taiwanese cinema, Mainland Chinese cinema, Chinese and Sinophone studies, cultural geography and urban studies, techno-science studies, critical topics (minor theatre, exchange, in-betweenness, hospitality, disability, mediation, etc.), literary and critical theories (European Continental philosophy, semiotics, structuralism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, gender studies, object/thing theory, etc.), the Anthropocene, medical humanities, and so forth. Most of the special issues are executed in collaboration with distinguished scholars as guest editors. In addition to themed articles, every issue also includes research essays on cutting-edge theories and practices in literary, theory, and cultural studies. Apart from that, Chung-Wai has been the publishing partner for the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan), publishing its annual National Comparative Literature Conference special issues.
A meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and theoretical approaches, Chung-Wai continues to serve as a platform for contesting disciplinary boundaries, fostering innovative assemblages, promoting critical and emerging approaches, and enhancing the relevance of comparative literary and theory studies in the contemporary world.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University
Pei-yun Chen (Tamkang University)
Shu-Ling Horng (National Taiwan University)
Chia-ling Mei (National Taiwan University)
Song-Yong Sing (Taipei National University of the Arts)
Tsu-Chung Su (National Taiwan Normal University)
Hsiu-chih Tsai (National Taiwan University)
Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai (Tamkang University)
Min-xu Zhan (National Chung Hsing University)
Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang
Leo Ou-fan Lee
David Der-Wei Wang