The marginalisation of Chinese in Malaysia predates independence. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

How Chinese Malaysian writers spurned at home found success in Taiwan, and why cultural identity is so often a theme of their novels

With Chinese culture in Malaysia under pressure and their work not recognised as part of the nation’s literary canon, many writers have since the 1960s chosen to leave for Taiwan, where they find acceptance and appreciation

Topic |   Malaysia

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The marginalisation of Chinese in Malaysia predates independence. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz
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