Dana Liu lives in Taiwan, where she teaches at National Taiwan University. She has worked in journalism and policy, including The Atlantic Council, the World Bank, Asiaweek, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, and Hunter College (CUNY). She has a B.A. in Chinese History from Cornell University, an M.A in International Relations/China Studies from Johns Hopkins School of International Studies and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School. Her writing draws inspiration from her experiences studying in Nanjing in the late 1990s.

Her writing can be found in Asiaweek Magazine, Economist Intelligence Unit, Center for Strategic International Studies, China Business Review, Globalization and Third World Socialism: Cuba and Vietnam, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Best of Carve Magazine Anthology, Asian American Writers Workshop’s Journal (TEN), and A Gathering the Tribes’ arts and culture online magazine.

The novel-in-progress “Searching for Gao Meng” is inspired by the writer’s experiences studying in Nanjing in the late 1990s and her interest in intellectuals and censorship in China. It can be described as a hybrid: part literary thriller, part expat novel, and heavily based on modern Chinese history.

NOVEL SUMMARY: An American female student in Nanjing is researching a mysterious local woman writer when her elusive but gentle professor disappears. When danger shows up, she begins to uncover a story about writing, subjectivity, female censorship and the state.

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting” — Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

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