Taiwan Refocus

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Yet, Taiwanese visual artist Wen Cheng Lee has set out to reclaim that label, dubbing himself “Super Tai” Wen Cheng Lee! His embracing of this term with negative connotations has driven other peoples and cultures to reshape their original perspective of Taiwan, while leading Taiwanese people to build a new understanding of their own culture.

Taiwan Stage

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Under the radiance of the lights, dancers dance passionately and energetically. In the audiences, men, women, and children gather with smiles – this is one of Taiwan’s most unique sights.

Taiwan Street Arts

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Growing up surrounded by Taiwanese culture, he draws upon the common sights of Taiwanese daily life in his art and designs, from TV advertisements to flyers to graffiti. The special touch that Milkfish Man adds showcases something within Taiwan’s distinct cultural character.

Island Scream – Sorry Youth

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You’ll notice their blend of Mandarin and Taiwanese lyrics, which awaken one’s cultural roots and memories of their homeland, passed down through the generations. Even if you don’t understand the language, you’ll feel the rush of power and emotions, from pleasure to pain, happiness to sorrow, and laughter to anger.

Celebrate Women Concert

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Alongside caring and cherishing their families, they are not afraid to stand up for their rights, or to fight for their loved ones. In days past, as families left their homelands for a new home named Canada, women were the backbone, the ones keeping families together. Today, women inspire the world with their proud roles in social movements and activism, revealing their inner strength and determination.