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Yu Hsien & Ruey-shan Sandy Chen

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Translator and poet Ruey-shan Sandy Chen is an associate professor at National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, where he teaches creative writing, literature, and translation. In 1986 he was awarded the Excellent Younger Poets prize in Taiwan.

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Yu Hsien is a highly acclaimed poet in Taiwan. He served as Director of the Funeral Parlor of Kaohsiung City and Vice Director of the National Museum of Taiwan Literature before retiring from public service. In 2016, the title of Poet Laureate was conferred on him by the Association of Cross-strait Poets of Hainan Province, China.