TAIWANfest normally takes place along Granville Street, on the north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery, and at a multitude of local venues.
But these are not normal times. So the event that celebrates Taiwanese identity has pivoted to a virtual presentation in Vancouver, beginning September 5 and running throughout the month.
It includes artists' talks, an online gallery, peeks inside Taiwanese bookstores, and a multitude of videos on everything from soya sauce to serious explorations of the gravest issues facing humanity.
Below, you can see TaiwanFest articles that have appeared this year in the Georgia Straight newspaper and on this website.
Music Notes Sep 7
The Vancouver singer-songwriter used to work as an engineer until she started receiving so many requests to perform live. Arts Notes Sep 7
The former Toronto resident knows what it's like to go west to forge a new life. Arts Notes Sep 5
Each will feature a gorgeous image of the sky taken by photographers in Canada and Taiwan. Arts Features Sep 5
One of her series opens with the line: "When you intend to capture beauty, it is torture to admit that beauty is also the source of evil." Arts Notes Sep 4
Vancouver’s annual exploration of Taiwanese identity, TAIWANfest, seems to have adapted well to this pandemic. News Features Sep 3
Can this point the way to a better future for countries like China that are in the grip of dictatorship? Commentary Sep 3
A key organizer of TAIWANfest explains why he thinks people should be mindful of any stereotypes they might hold toward anything Chinese. Dining Features Sep 2
A Vancouver food blogger has converted three-cup chicken into three-cup tofu poutine.