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