TAIWANfest is returning to Vancouver this year from September 3 to 5.
This year's theme is "The Stories of Independence" and the three-day event is shining a spotlight on Indonesia and Malaysia.
The festival takes place in the 600 and 700 blocks of Granville Street, šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl'e7énḵ Square on the north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery, and other venues.
On VancouverTAIWANfest.ca, you can check out what's available at various times. In the meantime, here's a collection of articles on Straight.com.
TaiwanFest Sep 4
An Indonesian umbrella dance will be part of the festivities on Saturday evening at TAIWANfest in Vancouver. TaiwanFest Sep 2
One example is the Dialogues With Asia series, which pioneered in 2016. TaiwanFest Aug 28
Band members Masaw Ali, Suana Emuy Cilangasay, Abus Tanapima, and Vangacu Kalevuwan are all proud of their Indigenous heritage. TaiwanFest Aug 26
In 11 mostly autobiographical songs, the singer-songwriter explores the roots of her identity, ecological justice, ancestral knowledge, and nature’s medicines. TaiwanFest Aug 25
Eden Liu and his wife Jade are helping Semarang try to achieve its goal of being named a UN World Heritage Site. TaiwanFest Aug 24
Yu-Hsun Chu has written a book focusing on the courage of Taiwanese writers under martial law. TaiwanFest Aug 24
Migrant Indonesian fishers in the Taiwanese port of Tangkáng helped create the piece with Taiwanese cultural activist Ting-Kuan Wu and writer Yu-Chen Lan. TaiwanFest Aug 22
She's a rarity in her home country of Taiwan—a native-born Mandarin speaker who speaks a fair amount of Arabic.