Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9782360570522
Collection: Liminaires
10.1 x 18 cm
Weight: 71 gr
Pages: 72
First publication: 04/03/2015
Last printing: 04/2021

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Une Tablette aux ancêtres

"If I had been Taiwanese, I probably would have thrown in front of me the big wooden propitiatory beans, the 卜茭 boa-bue, three times to see if all these gods world approved of my amazing adventure. "

A researcher based in Taiwan is confronted with the discovery of a funerary tablet in an abandoned house. His life and consciousness are upset: spirits and ghosts of Taiwan and China visit him, surround it and testify of their history. This short book is the first of a new collection entitled "Liminaires": a collection of literary texts evocating a geographical and cultural elsewhere. The diversity of experience here gives voice to the intimate ways of engaging in a sensitive narrative, narrative of the other and self-revealing.

Literary narrative with cultural and historical developments on Taiwan at the end of the book.

Paper book


“... Stéphane Corcuff surprises us with his ability to romanticize his experience, while remaining faithful to reality. We devour Une Tablette aux ancêtres as we read a story, with a narration that avoids the overload of details, the number one danger of this kind of exercise. It is a success, therefore, which does not forget to get to the end of its subject, ... "

(, 26/02/2016)
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Stéphane Corcuff

Stéphane Corcuff (born in Brest in 1971) obtained his doctorate in 2000 from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. A teacher-researcher specializing in the Chinese world, he particularly studies Taiwan - where he lived for long periods - from the perspective of the identity dynamics of its margins, its geopolitical history and its political recomposition. Director of the Taipei Branch of CEFC 2013 to 2017, he is a member of the editorial board of "China Perspectives".


ISSN : 2427-0016
A collection of literary texts testifying to a geographical and cultural elsewhere. The experience of diversity here gives the voices of the intimate the means to engage in a sensitive storytelling, story of the other and revealing of oneself.