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“Taiwan Book Corner” Exhibition at Queens Public Library in May!

  • Date:2024-05-03

The “Taiwan Book Corner” exhibition showcases 13 captivating books from Taiwan.

In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, the Queens Public Library’s Bayside, Flushing, and Forest Hills branches will showcase “Taiwan Book Corners” from May 1 to May 31 in collaboration with the Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

The “Taiwan Book Corner” exhibition showcases 13 captivating novels, picture books, and graphic novels from Taiwan. This diverse collection is available in both English and traditional Chinese, catering to readers from different backgrounds. Visitors can borrow their favorite books after exploring the exhibition and delve into Taiwan’s rich array of voices and narratives.

The titles presented in the “Taiwan Book Corners” encompass themes such as women, LGBTQ+, Taiwan’s history and culture, light literature and more. This award-winning collection vividly illustrates the vibrancy and inclusivity of Taiwan’s literary landscape.

To kick off the exhibition, a series of special book talks will be held at the Queens Public Library-Forest Hills on Thursday, May 9. Attendees are invited to join us for an engaging author talk with acclaimed Taiwanese writer Shih Shu-Ching (施叔青). A prominent cultural figure in Taiwan and Hong Kong, she has resided in New York for over two decades. Discover her renowned “Taiwan Trilogy (臺灣三部曲),” which offers a captivating journey through Taiwan’s history from the 1820s to 1947, providing cultural insights and a woman’s perspective through intricate storytelling.

Following the talk, there will be a discussion about “The Boy from Clearwater,” a graphic novel from Taiwan depicting the true story of Tsai Kun-lin (1930-2023). Delve into Tsai’s life and Taiwan’s modern history with translator Lin King as she shares insights into the moving narrative, stunning artwork, and her translation process.

“Taiwan Book Corner” Opening Program–Join us for an exciting event featuring two engaging book talks!

Date and Time: Thursday, May 9, 5:00-6:30 PM

Location: Queens Public Library-Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375)

Language: Mandarin (with English Interpretation Available) and English

More information:

About the “Taiwan Book Corner” Exhibition at Queens Public Library (QPL)

Date: May 1 to May 31


QPL-Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375)

QPL-Bayside (214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361)

QPL-Flushing (41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355)

Showcasing Books (Available in both English and traditional Chinese):

    Stories of the Sahara by Sanmao (三毛 撒哈拉歲月)

    The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi (吳明益 單車失竊記)

    The Mermaid's Tale by Lee Wei-Jing  (李維菁 人魚紀)

    Fang Si-Chi's First Love Paradise by Lin Yi-Han (林奕含 房思琪的初戀樂園)

    HOME by Lian-En Lin (林廉恩 HOME)

    Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin (邱妙津 鱷魚手記)

    The Sniper by Chang Kuo-Li (張國立 炒飯狙擊手)

    Whisper by Chang Yu-Ko (張渝歌 荒聞)

    The Piano Tuner by Chiang-Sheng Kuo (郭強生 尋琴者)

    Ghost Town by Kevin Chen (陳思宏 鬼地方)

    The Boy from Clearwater by Yu Pei-Yun and Zhou Jian-Xin (游珮芸、周見信 來自清水的孩子) 

    Leilong’s Too Long! by Julia Liu and Bei Lynn (劉思源、林小杯 騎著恐龍去上學)

    The Song of Mountains, Forest and Sea by Kate Dargaw and Tomas Rizek (劉嘉路、湯瑪士‧瑞杰可 山林與海之歌)