TAIWANfest Blog Ian Lin - Strange Breed

What does Wonder Woman look like?

In 2017, DC’s superhero movie, “Wonder Woman”, came out and received lots positive reviews. Film critics praised the film because it successfully debunked the myth that “a superhero movie with a female lead could not be successful”….

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Taiwan and the Philippines – Mestizo and Multiculturalism?

This March, we visited the Casa Gorordo Museum in the Filipino city of Cebu. During the tour, the term “mestizo” was often brought up – a Latino word meaning “of mixed ethnic background.” While the Museum used “mixed mestizo” to introduce the Philippines, from the perspective of someone from Canada or Taiwan I couldn’t help but wonder if “mixed mestizo” would be the right term to use?

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Ian Lin - It Ends with Us

Sometimes, surprises are hidden in the END.

Sometimes, surprises are hidden in the END. June 19, 2018 A lot of my relatives used to live in Vancouver, but they have since moved away to other places. One year, at a family gathering in Taipei, I asked my uncle why the majority of the family decided to leave Vancouver and move to places

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TAIWANfest Blog - The Taste of Canadian Sun, Grass, and Soil

The Taste of Canadian Sun, Grass, and Soil

The Taste of Canadian Sun, Grass, and Soil Aug 25, 2017 The Taste of Canadian Sun, Grass, and Soil Yui Aida is a dessert chef and food painter from Tokyo, Japan. She uses naturally grown local ingredients to create desserts, no dairy, no egg. Drawing inspiration from fresh and native ingredients wherever she goes, Yui’s

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About ACSEA

About ACSEA

Founded in March 2004, Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA) continues to create sustainable projects in the areas of arts and culture, working with partners across British Columbia, Canada, and internationally following a threefold mandate:

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International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational

Asian cuisines are as diverse as the climates and environments of the expansive continent, ranging from rich seafood to crisp vegetarian, and everything in between. Food is perhaps the easiest (and most filling!) way to learn about culture, and the perfect example of cultural dialogues and exchange!

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TAIWANfest Dialogues with Asia series

TAIWANfest – Dialogues with Asia series

From its humble beginnings as the Music Night of Taiwanese Composers in 1990, TAIWANfest has grown to be the largest English/Mandarin bilingual cultural festival in all of Canada, and the largest event outside the island nation to bear the name “Taiwan”. The annual summer event takes place in downtown Toronto and Vancouver, attracting over 350,000 visitors.

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How do I best enjoy TAIWANfest?

What kind of event is TAIWANfest Canada?  Why does Canada even need a TAIWANfest?  Two years ago, FairchildTV brought a group of people to attend the festival, and I had the pleasure of being their tour guide through the festival.  Through my engagements with them, I discovered there was quite an appetite to learning more about the event. Please let this series of articles serve as your very own guided tour!

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