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Chen Chieh-jen on Bitai Thoan

A seminal video artist ruminates on an early form of
art-based resistance in Taiwanese colonial history

A film-screening event held by Bitai Thoan, exact date unknown. 

Courtesy Lin Chang-feng and Chen Chieh-jen Studio, Taipei.

The Taiwanese Cultural Association, in operation between the years 1921 and 1931, was established during the period when Taiwan was under Japanese colonial rule (1895–1945) by members of the resistance, educator Lu Ping-ting and intellectual Chiang Wei-shui. During that time, in 1925, the association launched Bitai Thoan (美台), a traveling team

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