Welcome to Island Folklore: Taiwanese Tales & Traditions—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 Club and is made possible by the generous contributions of our Partners and Patrons.

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Island Folklore: Taiwanese Tales & Traditions

Our Mission

Our goal is to celebrate Taiwan’s diversity, culture and heritage. That spirit of celebration is at the core of our endeavour.

Island Folklore Club

More about the team and the sponsors working to create Island Folklore: Taiwanese Tales & Traditions.

Taiwanese Folklore

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

Get to Know Taiwan

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