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 Society and is made possible by the generous contributions of our Partners and Patrons.

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Island Folklore:
Taiwanese Tales & Traditions

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

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.