The Pursuit of Ideas: What you can find in Taiwan is the Clash of Civilization or the Hope of Civilization?

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The Pursuit of Ideas: Do you find the Clash of Civilization or Hope of Civilization in Taiwan? 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery As an immigrant from an empire whose historical glory was denied growing up in a country whose identity as … Read more

The Things that Language and Dialogue Taught Me

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The Things that Language and Dialogue Taught Me 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Kai-Chun has loved learning languages since she was young. Languages have also brought her to many unexpected places. Born in Tainan, she grew up in a Taiwanese speaking … Read more

Insomniac Nights and an Aesthetics of Passivity

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Insomniac Nights and an Aesthetics of Passivity: On Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker Series 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Tsai Ming-liang’s eight-part Walker series (2012–2018) traverses performance art and film, internet video, and film festival-oriented cinema, held together by the itinerant figure of … Read more

Nothing But Culture

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Nothing But Culture 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Economy and technology can improve the standard of living momentarily, but only culture and art can build up national identity and confidence—a distinct phenomenon especially observed in an immigrant society.  When immigrants leave … Read more

Taiwanese Social Activism in Indonesia

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Taiwanese Social Activism in Indonesia Virtual Hope Talk Video Available on Sep 3rd In its history, the city of Semarang in Indonesia was visited by the famed mariner, diplomat, and court eunuch Zheng He during China’s early Ming dynasty. The city later became one of the most important colonial ports for the Dutch East India … Read more

Making Taiwan Relevant in Canada

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Making Taiwan Relevant in Canada 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | Sep 5th Annex Theatre | Downtown Vancouver Reserve Your Seat After over 20 years managing TAIWANfest, how does Canada help Charlie Wu find his Taiwanese identity?  Other than Indigenous peoples, most Canadians can trace their roots to another heritage or culture in the world; … Read more