As an overseas student studying Mandarin in Taiwan, how did she become a YouTuber who brought Taiwanese and Vietnamese cultures closer? How did she then become the co-emcee for the ceremony of the National Day in Taiwan, as the first newcomer to ever take on the position?
Showing confidence and courage in her soft-spoken voice and knowing her own mind are one’s first impressions when meeting Caroline Nguyễn. Compared to the Vietnamese immigrants who came to Taiwan in the earlier days, she fell in love with the cultural customs and friendliness of the people in Taiwan in another space and time. She also witnessed the existing societal stereotypes against new immigrants and decided to confront them. “The initial thought was to break the false impression that the Taiwanese held against Vietnamese-Taiwanese marriages with my own story”, she says. Caroline and her husband created a YouTube channel called “Hang TV – 越南夯台灣”, not only with the purpose of introducing Vietnamese culture to the local Taiwanese people, but also to present the customs and lifestyles in Taiwan back to Vietnam.
Understanding Caroline at a deeper level helps us to see her determination behind her pretty appearance. Due to her efforts to bridge the cultural gaps between Taiwan and Vietnam using the new media, Caroline Nguyễn was invited to serve as the ceremony co-emcee for the National Day of Taiwan, presenting a brand new impression of new immigrants to Taiwan. This summer, she will be sharing her experience throughout her journey here in this multicultural country, Canada, to bring cultures together and rock with Taiwan and Vietnam!
Venue / Time
Aug 24th, 2019 / 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Sept 1st, 2019 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm