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Jim YC Lin・jim@islandfolklore.com

Jim is the creator of Island Folklore. He graduated in 2015 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied History, East Asian Studies and Buddhism & Psychology. He finds everything to do with people—their cultures, languages, stories and beliefs—super interesting.

Jim is a Taiwanese-Canadian based in the proud Blue Jay city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. He started this project as a way to better understand, explore and connect with his Taiwanese heritage. He is responsible for researching, translating, writing and editing the stories published on Island Folklore.

Jim also contributes to California-based Ketagalan Media and covers cultural and historical topics.

Dr. Susan Chang・susan@islandfolklore.com

Susan is a Taiwanese-Canadian artist and historian of Asian art. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2013 from the University of British Columbia, where she studied Art History and Visual Art & Theory. Her research focuses on Chinese art history and indigenous Taiwanese textile art.

Susan is an advisor to Island Folklore who provides invaluable assistance and guidance in researching and translating the stories presented on this website. She is currently based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, where she teaches and enjoys creating art on her own time—that is, when she isn’t busy exploring and trekking through the island’s rugged mountains.


Island Folklore is also supported by a dedicated community of volunteers whose various contributions make this endeavour possible!