The Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris will hold a series of events featuring different aspects and generations of youth culture in Taiwan from Sept. 23 through Oct. 1.
As part of the "Semaine des cultures estrangeres (Foreign Cultural Week)” organized by the Forum des instituts culturels Etrangers a Paris (FICEP), the program is themed "J'ai 15 ans (I am 15 years old)” to coincide with the cultural week's 15th anniversary.
The Taiwan-themed series will kick off with a music concert on Sept. 23. Award-winning DJ Ying Qi-xuan (應奇軒) and his team "DJ QuestionMark & Friends” will bring dynamic music that integrates classic, hip hop, electronic, funk, jazz, and rock elements to present Taiwan's pop culture.
From Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, film screenings will showcase "Dust in the Wind (戀戀風塵),” "Orz Boyz (囧男孩),” "Yang Yang (陽陽),” "Monga (艋舺),” and "Winds of September (九降風)” to present the loss, imagination, hope, and passion of several generations of youths in Taiwan.
A literary forum featuring noted author Chang Ta-chun (張大春) will be held on Oct. 1. Chang will share his experience of writing "Wild Kids (野孩子),” a novel that has been translated into English and French.
Chang will also share the coming-of-age stories of three generations, encompassing those of his grandparents, himself, and his children, to reflect the history of Taiwan from relocation/migration to settlement.
The Foreign Cultural Week is an annual event founded in Paris to celebrate cultural diversity. The Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris hopes to increase the overseas visibility of Taiwanese music, literature, and film through participation in the event.
For more information, please visit www.ccacctp.org.
‘Semaine des cultures estrangeres'