OUYANG ZI, A. K. A OUYANG TZE, PEN NAME OF HONG ZHIHUI (1939— )
OUYANG ZI, A. K. A OUYANG TZE, PEN NAME OF HONG ZHIHUI (1939— ). Fiction writer and literary critic. Born in Japan, Ouyang Zi went to National Taiwan University. Along with fellow students Bai Xianyong, Wang Wenxing, and Chen Ruoxi, she edited a literary magazine called Xiandai wenxue (Modern Literature), which was the main venue for Taiwan’s modernist writings. Most of Ouyang’s creative endeavors are short stories of an experimental nature that make liberal use of modernist techniques such as stream of consciousness, multiple perspectives, and symbolism. Her best critical writing is a study of Bai Xianyong’s Taipei ren (Taipei Characters). See also MODERNISTS; WOMEN.