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The Island Folklore Society

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A society for the collection, preservation, translation, promotion and celebration of Taiwanese Tales & Traditions.

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The Island Folklore Project

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

Launched: October 2016
Toronto, Canada · Hsinchu, Taiwan

About
Mission & People

To showcase Taiwan's diverse and unique blend of cultures.

To collect and preserve Taiwanese folk traditions for future generations.

To educate and enable Taiwanese communities worldwide to take pride in the shared Taiwanese heritage.


Jim YC Lin

Publisher

Elena Dybner

Editor

Susan Chang PhD

Advisor

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Resources
Learn About Taiwan

Names

The island has had many names over the centuries. What do they mean? Where do they come from?

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Cultures

Taiwanese society encompasses 16 Formosan nations and three distinct Han communities.

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Languages

Taiwan has over 20 languages and dialects belonging to two entirely different families!

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Timeline

Major events in Taiwanese history from 10,000 BC right down to the 21st century.

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Projects & Affiliated Sites

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Partners & Patrons

A BIG thank you to our generous partner brands and organizations as well as individual patrons—whose contributions make Island Folklore possible!


Cintia Chen
Tom Lin
Celina Lin
Ivan Lin
Mary Lin
Freeman Chang
Aurora Chang
Demi Lin
Harrison Chen
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We'd also like to extend our sincerest thanks to all who have kindly contributed to our endeavour anonymously.