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Dai Tian papers 戴天書信文件

Identifier: HK CVU 0067/PER/DaiT


  • 1934-1941, 1946-1955, 1961, 1968-1970, 1974-1983, 1986-2008, 2010- 2013, undated


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6.50 linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

戴天(1935-2021),原名戴成義,筆名南來雁、余之雲、何真、田戈、陳雪落、鍾道觀、宋船歸等。生於廣東,後移居毛里裘斯,中學時開始投稿。1957 年,入讀台灣大學外國語文系。1960 年與白先勇、李歐梵、陳若曦、劉紹銘等大學同學共同創辦《現代文學》雜誌,並發表詩作。畢業後移居香港,先為「美國之音」(VOA)當翻譯工作,也做過美國新聞處(USIS of Hong Kong)書籍翻譯組的助理編輯。至 1982 年。

1963 至 1964 年間在中華基督教青年會書院任教英文和史地,同時為《中國學生周報》撰寫「教師手記」專欄和影評。1967 年與古蒼梧、胡菊人等創辦《盤古》,同年參加美國愛荷華大學的「國際寫作計劃」,為香港首位參加者。回港後擔任今日世界出版社編輯,與友人創立「文化‧生活出版社」。1969 年與古蒼梧等合辦「創建實驗學院」和「詩作坊」。1979 年與鄭臻等創辦《八方》文藝叢刊,1981 年,與友人創立香港文化藝術協會並擔任主席。

1983 年起擔任《讀者文摘》遠東有限公司高級編輯至 1990年,其後周遊於加拿大、美國和墨西哥等地,1993 至 2001 年擔任《信報財經月刊》的總編輯。晚年移居加拿大。


Arranged into 8 series

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Originals of some materials are not available due to physical conditions or the need of special equipment. Copies are provided if available.


Guide to the Dai Tian papers 戴天書信文件
Special Collections (Archive Management).
Description rules
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in Chinese

Repository Details

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