A documentary on the history of Southeast Asian Immigrants in Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-07-20
By: Huang Hui-yu, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Immigration by Southeast Asians to Taiwan have long been observed decades ago, but due to Chinese customs and traditions, people often chose to forget or deny their Southeastern heritage.

As art teacher at Chuangyi elementary school, Lee Kai-di only learned about his grandmother’s Indonesian heritage after she passed away. In the beginning, he has had a hard time accepting the fact until a Vietnamese-born Taiwanese introduced himself confidently in class one day that he is from a cross-cultural family. This propelled Lee to start tracing and documenting his family roots.     [FULL  STORY]

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