Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies to host Taiwan Festival at UCLan

Posted on - 14th February, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, UCLan, What's On in Preston
The UCLan campus in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
UCLan’s campus in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

NorITS (Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies) is pleased to host its third annual Taiwan Festival in 2022.


This year, with the sponsorship of Taiwan Ministry of Culture- Spotlight Taiwan and the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP), NorITS will be hosting two strands of literary and cultural events, including writers’ conversation, public lectures, academic roundtable and film screening.

Strand (I) – Cetacean Writing and Ecofilm Whale Island, which will soon be hosted 25-26 February, the NorITS will have Taiwanese eco-writer, Liao Hung-chi, to talk about his oceanic writing.

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Mr Liao will be sharing his literary writings, his journey as an ocean explorer, and his environmental activism in cetacean conversation.

A coupled event of documentary film screening, which features Liao and his Pacific ocean expedition will also be included in this two-day hybrid event.

The documentary film director, Mr. Huang Chia-chun will also be joining the group online to take director Q&A session.

On the 25 February, the event will take place at Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema at UCLan Preston Campus.

The film screening on the 26 February will take place at the Manchester St Johns Everyman Cinema.

All events, apart from physical film screening, will also be accessible through online streaming.

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