Art and Resistance in Taiwan

BBC Radio 4

As the world’s eyes are on Taiwan for geo-political reasons and the Island’s sense of identity is under scrutiny, Taiwanese journalist Brian Hioe takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey into the Taipei arts scene.

Day and night, we follow young musicians, conceptual artists and sculptors who are exploring what it means to be Taiwanese today and to live in a highly politicised society under a long-term existential threat.

This is the first generation to grow up in a liberal, democratic Taiwan. For most of the 20th century, the island saw a succession of Japanese and Chinese authoritarian regimes which suppressed free speech, traditional and indigenous cultures.

Produced by Victoria Ferran
Broadcast: 28th March on BBC Radio 4