As the Co-Founder of PuSh Festival, having also served as its Artistic and Executive Director for over 14 years, Norman Armour knows what it takes to draw an audience to experimental and contemporary performing arts. His deep appreciation for Vancouver’s audience and the city’s culture has been clear in every step of his journey.
When the Age of Discovery began in the early 15th century, the world started to communicate and exchange different cultures. As a core connection between East and Southeast Asia, Taiwan brought the European, Asian, Taiwanese, and Indigenous people together.
As the world is pinching into a new cold war, the relationship between the democratic world and China is becoming a great challenge for many world leaders. Coincidentally, Taiwan has turned into a vibrant democracy with a robust economy; its remarkable handling of COVID-19 has been the envy of the world.
Discrimination has been a relentless and persistent issue throughout history, and it will continue to exist in our society going in the future.
University of British Columbia Associate Professor Bruce Rusk shares his personal experience of being in Taiwan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
With roots in Taiwan, the UK, and Canada, Dr. Meng-Chuan Lai provides us with his world view of where Canada lies in terms of diversity, and how we as a collective can do better.
Tong Zhou made waves with his work “The Courage” that was presented at 2019 TAIWANfest, and he returns this year with “(Un)being Chinese”, a new work that reflects on identity and stereotypes within our current climate.