“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Tsao Li-chuan

曹麗娟

MCLC

Tsao Li-chuan is a writer, poet and lyricist from Changhua, Taiwan. She graduated from Tamkang University, where she studied Chinese. She won the United Daily News Literary Award for her first story Beauty in 1982, for Dance of the Maiden in 1991 and in 1996, the 10th Unitas New Writers Award for Recommended Novella with White Hair. Her first short-story collection, Dance of the Maiden, was published in 1999 and recently republished to great success.

Her blog can be found at: blog.roodo.com/bluecheese.