2017 / February
Chen Chun-fang /photos courtesy of Li Jingming /tr. by Scott Williams
Lee Rong-chun always aspired to be an author. He rejected worldly expectations in pursuit of that dream, never marrying, and surviving on part-time jobs, the better to spend his lonely hours hunched over his desk writing. When Lee passed away in 1994, his nephew discovered manuscripts totaling more than 3 million characters in his wardrobe, sorted through them, and arranged for them to be published. And now the recently opened Lee Rong-chun Literary Museum, a lovely literary bower, is bringing Lee’s life and work to the public at large.