Taiwanese women have been discriminated against because of various factors, such as feudal traditions, but gained their independence by receiving new Japanese education under Japanese colonial rule. While the times have changed in the novels of Wu Zhou Liu, there has been a traditional woman figure who still lives with the traditional way of thinking, while an anti-traditional woman figure who tries to overcome it and live independently. In this paper, I analyzed how the traditional woman figure and the anti-traditional woman figure that were opposite were drawn in the novel of Wu Zhou Liu.
Belonging to the former is Lan Ying of <shuiyue>, Doctor Mother of <Doctor Mother>, A Cha of <Asian Orphans>, and the latter belong to Yue Gui of <Gold Carp in the Mud>, Yue Ying of <Tang Qian Zai>, Yue Lan of <Manager of Pittsdam>, and Shu Chun in <Asia Orphans>.
Although the times have changed, they have depicted Taiwan's traditional feminine form by responding silently under the patriarchal system and blindly maintaining traditional customs. On the contrary, all of them were anti-traditional women of the time, expressing their actions and dissatisfaction as Yue gui to reality, Yue ying as suicidal suicide, Yu lan as betrayal, and Shu chun as part of a more active act.