Ta-wei Chi 紀大偉 , with a PhD in Comparative Literature at UCLA, is associate professor of Taiwanese literature at National Chengchi University in Taipei, where he teaches LGBT studies and disability studies. His academic monograph discusses a history of queer literature in Taiwan from the 1960s to the new millennium. His queer science fiction novel The Membranes, originally published in Chinese, is available in Japanese, French and English. His story collection, The Pearls, is available in French. Visit him at taweichi.com.