On Connections between Du-Pan Fang-Ge's Poetry and Christian Faith
|關鍵字:||基督教;現代詩;客語詩;Christianity;Modern Chinese Poetry;Hakka Poetry|
College of Hakka Studies, National Chiao Tung University
Du-Pan Fang-Ge (1927–2016), a Christian poet in Taiwan, passed away in March 2016. She was born in a Hakka Christian family, and her mother's grandparents were believers of Jesus Christ. In fact, the number of Christians were few in Taiwan in the latter half of the 19th century. In Du-Pan's Christian ancestors' era, the number of Christian people in Taiwan had decreased considerably. Nonetheless, Christian faith became a solid foundation for Du-Pan's life and poetic creation. The interviews with her, thought, emotion, and theology in her poems, as well as her family's and friends' viewpoints on her religious beliefs, all reveal that she was not only earnest in seeking the truth in the Bible but also willing to preach the gospel to the Hakka community. Here, I trace the origin of Christianity in Du-Pan Fang-Ge's family, and I also illustrate her faithful life and explicate the theology, aesthetics, and Hakka consciousness in her poetry.
Global Hakka Studies
|Appears in Collections:||Global Hakka Studies|
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