Sheng, Qideng (1939–) By Lin, Pei-Yin
Born Liu Wuxiong in Miaoli of Taiwan, Qideng Sheng is an important modernist writer in Taiwan. Graduating from Taipei Normal College, he published his debut work in 1962 in the United Daily (Lianhe bao) literary supplement. In 1966, he co-launched the magazine Literary Quarterly (Wenxue jikan). From 1964 to 1972, he published several experimental works in Modern Literature. He attracted great attention with his short story ‘I Love Black Eyes’ (Wo ai heiyanzhu, 1967). Qideng Sheng eventually left Literary Quarterly. He returned to his hometown in 1970, publishing extensively before turning to photography in 1981. He has published sporadically since the 1990s and when Complete Works of Qideng Sheng was published in 2003 he announced that he would not write more.