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Welcome to Island Folklore: Taiwanese Tales & Traditions.

The Island Folklore project is a growing and freely-available online repository of Taiwan’s folktales, history, legends, myths and traditions.

The project is published and managed by The Island Folklore Society and is made possible by the generous contributions of our Partners and Patrons.

Click here to read Our Manifesto.

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

Island Folklore‘s stories are organized into eight very general and overlapping categories.

Slightly bigger than Japan’s Kyushu and Canada’s Vancouver Island, Taiwan (Formosa) is home to over 23 million people.

Panoramic photo: Taipei at night
Taipei, the Taiwanese capital
品璉 江 / CC BY