研究論文 Research Article
Chen Ming-Pan’s Pursuit of Life Homeland
This article tries to dig into subterranean connections between Chen’s diachronic texts, collating core writing motivations threading them. Chen’s writing history since mid 1970s is made up of three writing pillars that parallel, interlock, and inter-textualize each other: homeland writing focusing on Shifang Village and his father, reportage literary writing on the underprivileged and marginalized subjects, and travel writing featuring aboriginal tribe Nalou village and foreign country Japan. By writing the three facets, Chen explores the topics of belonging and settling from the aspects of society, ethnicity, and ethics, and ends up in the quest for life homeland represented by father’s love.
Keywords: Chen Ming-Pan, Life Homeland, Reading Strategy