The thesis is about the international travel writing of female authors who migrated to Taiwan from Mainland China during 1949~1979.The thesis statement is located at female literature and political,economic,cultural,diplomatic environment in Taiwan.During this period,Taiwan literary arena has an abundant change,including anti-communism in the 1950s,modernism in the 1960s,and the native literature in the 1970s.Female authors stand out gradually with their writing, particularly in travel writing.It is a spceific phenomenon in Taiwan literary arena.
After the turbulent times of national calamity,these female authors have no choice but to adapt to a new life in Taiwan.Mix the diversified life experiences and
transnational thinking,these female authors adhere to different cultural perspectives to write a special interaction between they and the world.In addition,these female authors also construct a new tradition of Chinese writing,even a pioneer and model of Taiwan travel writing.
Xue-Lin Su,Bing-Ying Xie and Chung-Pei Hsu had already written for a period of time before they migrated to Taiwan from Mainland China.Since the 1950s,they began to write down the international travel experiences of Europe and Asia.Since the 1960s.Yen-Ju Wang is the first female author who wrote about Africa.She enjoyed cooking and cherished the memory of Chinese culture.She kept an optimistic viewpoint as well.Mei-Yin Zhong traveled lots of countries and published many books so that she won high praise of”best travel writing.”Compared with the 1950s,the writing in the 1960s display the spirit of exploration instead of the obsession with China.Until the 1970s,the social atmosphere is so open and pluralistic that women could get more and more resources.Lan Luo is a broadcaster,she had a business trip to America.Dan-Fong Liang is an artist,she was used to painting during her travel.Mao-Ping Chen(San Mao)took a long-term travel in desert pursuing a visionary lifestyle.They were anxious to to seek themselves in foreign spaces.Through the writing,they not only brought exotic information,but also learned to listen to themessage ofheart.
These female authors who migrated to Taiwan are unique because they experienced moving in terms of space for at least twice when they traveled to foreign places.Via analyzing the meanings of“traveling”in each stage,try to reflect the possibility of female changing traveling tradition that makes the pure traveling can break the framework built by traditional intellectuals.Try to figure out the lost cultural tradition at foreign places,and build the new human geography context.