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Syaman Rapongan

Associate Research Fellow

Syaman Rapongan is a prominent Tao aboriginal writer residing on the Orchid Island (Lanyu). He received his B.A. in French, M.A. in Anthropology and Ph.D candidacy in Taiwan literature from National Cheng Kung University. Currently he works as Associate Research Fellow at the National Center for Marine Technologies in Taiwan. He is productive and received many major literature awards. His notable works include Myths from Ba-dai Bay (《八代灣的神話》) published in 1992, Cold Sea, Deep Passion (《冷海情深》) in 1997, Black Wings (《黑色的翅膀》) in 1999, The Face of a Navigator (《航海家的臉》) in 2007, The Old Seaman (《老海人》) in 2009, The Eyes of the Sky (《天空的眼睛》) in 2012, Floating in the Sea (《大海浮夢》) in 2014, and his most recent work The Death of Anromien in August 2015. Some of his novels are translated into English, French, Japanese, Spanish, and German.