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Ruan Guang-min

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Ruan Guang-min is a former advertising major and interior decorating major. After leaving the military he worked as an assistant to comic artist Lai Yu-Hsien. His first work to receive recognition was an adaptation of the TV show Friends, using the comic form to tell a moving story about a group of young people from the countryside struggling to make a living in Taipei. Conversely, his book "Dong Hua Chun Barbershop" was the first Taiwanese comic to be adapted into a television series. Representative works also include "Heaven Restaurant", which touches on the relationship between food and memory, and a partial adaption of Wu Ming-Yi’s short story collection "The Illusionist on the Skywalk". Ruan has been selected to represent Taiwan at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2012 and 2018 and Frankfurt Book Fair in 2014. In May 2018, his graphic novel "Dong Hua Chun Barbershop" will be published in a bilingual German-Chinese edition by Swiss publisher Chinabooks.