A Glimpse Into Taiwanese Subculture

UCSB’s Multicultural Center to Hold Film Screenings

The UCSB Multicultural Center‘s busy schedule of events just keeps growing. The MCC will be showing two documentaries on Taiwanese culture on Friday, June 1. Beginning at 1 pm, Taipei’s Bohemians depicts seven people bit by the theater bug. Despite the economic struggles and inconveniences of their passion for acting, high standards and the utmost precision are upheld for the sake of the theater arts. Directly following the show is a refreshment break in the Multicultural Center lobby. At 2:30 p.m., a second film, titled The Rhythm in Wulu Village, will be shown. With a goal of cultural preservation in mind, Director Chun-hsiun Wang travels to Wulu Village - a remote, mountain-enclosed region in eastern Taiwan. Their he finds the indigenous Bunan people, known for their poly-harmonic choral singing. But, like many other indigenous peoples, their culture is threatened by the advancing industrial world. Through interviews with the locals about their cultural heritage, Wang’s beliefs change and he relays this moving experience to his audience.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Taiwan Studies and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles. The screening are open to the public. For more information, contact TECO’s Amy Wang by email at and by phone at (323) 782-8765 x210, or Karen Doehner from UCSB’s Center for Taiwan Studies at and (805) 893-5101.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

City Closes In on New Police Station Location

Santa Barbara's Saturday Farmers Market may lose its 35-year site.

Homeless Could Get ‘Tiny Box’ Homes Downtown

Neighbors complain as City Hall fast-tracks grant application.

Ethnic Studies to Become Graduation Requirement

School board votes unanimously for 2023 start date.

School Shooting Threat to Santa Maria Schools Made via Facebook

Further investigation revealed that suspect did not have access to firearms.

Celebration of Life Ceremony Scheduled for Mark “Marky” Meza, Jr.

The 21-year-old former Carpinteria resident was killed in the Borderline shooting.