Fang-chih Yang

Fang-chih Yang

Professor, Department of Taiwanese Literature, National Cheng Kung University

Fang-chih Yang is a professor in the Department of Taiwanese Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. She specialises in cultural studies, gender studies, and media studies. Her most recent book is Taiwan’s Television Culture in the Era of Chinese Hegemony (2023).

Television still of Hotel Saltwater (2024). (Internet)

Moving away from the Chinese-language market: The renaissance of 'new Taiwan dramas'

Academic Fang-chih Yang charts the development of Taiwan dramas from the 1990s to the present. She observes that the industry has gone through various shifts, from making idol dramas to China dramas to "new Taiwan dramas" (新台剧). Till today, the experiment continues with the challenge of fitting local stories into global popular genres.