CHIEN Chengchen[Taiwan]
CHIEN Chengchen[Taiwan]

 CHIEN Chengchen (????????) was born on August 12, 1950 in Taipei County, Taiwan. He got his Ph.D. in English Literature and Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as chief editor of the Epoch Poetry Quarterly and chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chung-Hsing University. Currently, he is a professor emeritus of National Chung-Hsing University and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of Asia University. To date, he has published ten books of poetry: After the Season, The Wind on the Paper, Firecrackers Change Face, The Smell of History, The Chronicle of Life, The Scenery of Images, Paradise Lost, In the Age if Saliva and so on, together with fifteen books of poetics on poetry, music, and film like The Reader in the Blanks (in English), Language-Consciousness-Reading (in English), Poetics of Exile, The Aesthetics of Taiwan Modern Poetry, The Aesthetic Landscape of Music, The Aesthetics of Film-Reading, Deconstructive Reading and Reader-Response Reading. He has garnered various prestigious awards, and, in addition to seven M.A. theses, two PhD dissertations and two books in criticism, more than one hundred and forty critical essays have been written for his works, home and abroad. In March of 2007, an international conference was held for the studies of his works at Beijing Normal University Zhuhai campus.