Wei H. Kao received his doctorate from University of Kent in 2003, and is professor of English in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University. He is the author of The Formation of an Irish Literary Canon in the Mid-Twentieth Century (ibidem-Verlag, 2007). His articles on Irish writers have appeared in Journal of Beckett Studies, Journal of War and Culture Studies, Transnational Literature, English Studies in Africa, Iris Murdoch and Moral Imaginations (2010), Irish Women at War (2010), The Theatre of Marie Jones (2015), among others. His most recent publication is Contemporary Irish Theatre: Transnational Practices (Peter Lang, 2015).