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Chia-Hui Hsing
Native name
Born (1973-08-15)August 15, 1973
Tainan, Taiwan
Died October 16, 2019(2019-10-16) (aged 46)
Tainan, Taiwan
Occupation Writer
Citizenship Republic of China
Education National Cheng Kung University,
University of Surrey,
Newcastle University

Chia-Hui Hsing (Chinese: 幸佳慧; August 15, 1973 – October 16, 2019), also known as Arlene Hsing, was a Taiwanese children's book author.


Hsing was born in Tainan in 1973. She graduated from National Cheng Kung University's Department of Chinese Language and earned a master's degree in children's literature from the University of Surrey, with a thesis titled Ambiguity in Postmodern Metafictive Picturebooks. She earned a doctorate degree in children's literature from Newcastle University. Her dissertation was titled Gained in Translation: The Effects of Translators' Gender on English-language Children's Literature as Translated in China and Taiwan.

Hsing worked as a reporter for Minsheng Daily and as an editor at a publishing house. She established the Hulu Alley Reading Association in Tainan, to promote reading, and ran the children's reading room at the main branch of the Tainan Public Library [zh].

Hsing was recognized for her contributions to Taiwanese children's literature, including writing, researching, and translating works. In 2019, she was awarded a Special Contributions Award at the Ministry of Culture's Golden Tripod Awards, Taiwan's highest publishing industry honour.

In late 2018, Hsing was diagnosed with ampullary cancer. She died on October 16, 2019, at the age of 46.

Selected works

  • 家有125 (The Family Has 125), 2007
  • 希望小提琴 (Violin of Hope), 2012
  • 大鬼小鬼图书馆 (Big Ghost Little Ghost Library), 2016
  • 亲爱的 (My Dear), 2018
  • 蝴蝶朵朵 (Duoduo the Butterfly), 2019
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