The Island Folklore Society publishes and manages Island Folklore: Taiwanese Tales & Traditions.
An online repository of Taiwan's folktales, history, legends, myths and traditions.Island Folklore Mission & People
Launched: October 2016
Toronto, Canada · Hsinchu, Taiwan
To collect and preserve Taiwanese folk traditions for future generations.
To explore and showcase Taiwan's diverse and unique blend of cultures.
To educate and enable Taiwanese communities worldwide to take pride in the shared Taiwanese heritage.
The island has had many names over the centuries. What do they mean? Where do they come from?Learn More
Taiwanese society encompasses 16 Formosan nations and three distinct Han communities.Learn More
Taiwan has over 20 languages and dialects belonging to two entirely different families!Learn More
Major events in Taiwanese history from 10,000 BC right down to the 21st century.Learn More
A BIG thank you to our generous partner brands and organizations as well as individual patrons—whose contributions make Island Folklore possible!