Indigenous cultures make Taiwan and Canada unique. Taiwan has sixteen officially recognized tribes, and, like Canada, is engaged in ongoing public and community discussions about languages, land rights, self-determination, history, and reconciliation. How is indigenous life being represented and experienced by artists in Taiwan today? What commonalities of history, experience, or imagination might be found between Indigenous people of Taiwan and First Nations of Canada? This fall, join us for the first event of its kind in Canada: a series of conversations with writers and filmmakers who have been at the forefront of sharing Indigenous Taiwan with the world.
Indigenous Taiwan, Transpacific Connections
A virtual speaker series, October-November 2021
Conducted in English and Chinese
Hosted by the Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China
Register online to reserve your seat and for information on how to access readings and film screenings connected with each live event.
UBC Vancouver is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. The land it is situated on has always been a place of learning for the Musqueam, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site.
Any questions can be directed to Asian.Studies@ubc.ca.
Writer: Badai 巴代
Thursday October 14 (4:00pm PDT; Online), hosted by Professor Christopher Rea
Friday October 15 (4:00pm PDT; Online), in conversation with Josephine Chiu-Duke
Filmmaker: Wei Te-sheng 魏德聖
Thursday October 21 (4:00pm PDT; Online), in conversation with Professor Renrenyang
Friday October 22 (4:00pm PDT; Online), in conversation with Professor Aynur Kadir
Writer: Ahronglong Sakinu 亞榮隆 · 撒可努
Thursday October 28 (4:00pm PDT; Online), in conversation with Professor Christopher Rea
Friday October 29 (4:00pm PDT; Online), in conversation with Professor Alison Bailey
Filmmaker: Laha Mebow 陳潔瑤
Wednesday November 3 (4:00pm PDT; Online), in conversation with Yuqing Liu
Thursday November 4 (4:00pm PDT; Online), in conversation with Professor Aynur Kadir