Hu Shu-Wen

Shuwen Hu is a writer based in Taipei, Taiwan. Her works includes a collection of short stories Sorrowful Allure is the Childhood, and the novel The Sun’s Blood is Black. From 2018 to 2020, she co-published with fellow novelists a collection of experimental short stories L’abécédaire de la littérature: A-Z. She edited and co-authored The Undeliverable Last Letters (2015), which records the wills, and letters of the White Terror political prisoners. In addition, with Tung Wei-Ge, she co-edited Let the Past Be the Present (4 volumes), and Souls & Ashes: Collection of Taiwan White Terror Prose (5 volumes). She is currently working on two projects, respectively focused on “aesthetically deconstructing the #metoo movement” and “reconstructing the White Terror in Taiwan.”



  • Violet Quartz


    Title: Violet Quartz
    Series Title: Beacon – a series in ten issues
    Category: Criticism
    Artist: Hong-Kai Wang
    Writers: Bill Dietz, Övül Durmuşoğlu, Darla Migan, Hu Shu-Wen, Hong-Kai Wang
    Series Editor: Bopha Chhay
    Design: Vicky Lum
    Copyeditor: Gina Badger
    Publisher: Artspeak
    Printed by: Metropolitan Fine Printers
    Year Published: 2021
    Pages: 20
    Cover: soft
    Binding: staples
    Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
    Edition of 300
    ISBN: 978-1-927630-13-6
    Cost: $12
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    ‘BEACON – a pamphlet series in ten issues’ focuses on how the commitment of artists’ to wider social movements informs contemporary artistic practice. The series will feature texts by artists whose practices engage with language and visual arts.

    Current issues:
    01 – Ruth Buchanan
    02 – Hong-Kai Wang
    03 – Christina Battle
    04 – Justine A. Chambers
    05 – Jared Stanley and
    Sameer Farooq

    06 – Gelare Khoshgozaran
    07 – Lana Lopsei
    08 – Be Oakley
    09 – Bopha Chhay
    10 – Nasrin Himada