Welcome to Island Folklore: Taiwanese Tales & Traditions—an 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

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.