Most of contemporary writers in Taiwan are driven by strong sense of calling and commitment of homeland and society, and dedicate to their writing and cultural events aggressively and publicly . Unlike them, Du Pan Fang Ge’s response is metaphorically and privately in her poems and diaries.
Life history, including growth stages, school life, love affairs and so on, is writers’ inspiration inlaid in the history of literature. Within two decades, seen as one of the representatives of Taiwanization, Du Pan Fang Ge was defined also the most important female poet in the so-called transform language generation. Seemingly, her poems already have given connotations and denotations.
We could take the female writing for granted and just interpret literally the interaction between her reflective ego and social consciousness. Though, the interaction would be more dynamic: what is the social context? what is her interactive consciousness?, or how does the modernization influence her experience? Interpreting Du Pan Fang Ge’s diaries, this thesis reinterpret the sophisticated and dynamic writing-process of female poet and also would give a piece of puzzle to the female life history of Taiwan.
Some part of the history of Taiwanese literature was diversified as the diaries and letters of Du Pan Fang Ge are newly found in academy. In a given academic definition, she has a splendid status as “cultural mother.” Most parts of her essence as human being, her states of growth, love affairs, confusions, choices, optimism, pessimism, are ignored and forgotten. In her diaries, she does write her private literature as a female poet, as a mother, and as a wife.
It has long been a fundamental hypothesis to apply marco-perspective in historiography, although female life history might ignored and overlooked for granted. In this thesis, the female life history of Du Pan Fang Ge would be observed and reinterpreted and find dynamic interaction between her poetry and her life.