My film review on Mei-Juin Chen's (2017) movie The Gangster's Daughter (林北小舞) has been published in Asian Ethnicity.
The Gangster’s Daughter (2017) is a Taiwanese film directed by Mei-Juin Chen. As a documentary director, in her interview1, Chen expressed her proposition that she did not tend to clearly distinguish a documentary and a drama film. The Gangster’s Daughter is therefore a gangster film where Chen aims, through the underbelly of society as a microcosm, to explore political, economic and social issues the whole society faces. The whole society is supposed to be the geopolitics between Taiwan and Kinmen.
Kinmen and Me
I served my military service in Kinmen as an English teaching assistant from 2017 to 2018. During this year, I wrote articles on Kinmen for the Taipei-based media UDN Opinion. My book written in Chinese about the identity politics in Kinmen is in press.