Po-hsi Chen

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Born and raised in Taipei, Po-hsi received his B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Taiwan University and M.A. in English from National Central University, Taiwan. At Yale, he wishes to pursue his research interests in the leftist history, theory and legacy at the interstices of the Pacific War, the Chinese Civil War and the Cold War. Po-hsi is currently studying the short-lived, disrupted and often neglected history of communism in Taiwan in the 1930s and 1940s, and its reincarnation in fiction, reportage, memoirs and films during and after the Japanese colonization and the White Terror. His research intends to contextualize it against the backdrop of communism and anti-communism across East and Southeast Asia. He is the English translator of Chen Yingzhen’s latest literary work to date, “Loyalty and Filiality Park” (Zhongxiao Gongyuan), published in a 2014 special issue in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.