Chinese-American teens explore their cultural ties to Taiwan via ‘love boat’ programme in fiction Loveboat, Taipei

//Chinese-American teens explore their cultural ties to Taiwan via ‘love boat’ programme in fiction Loveboat, Taipei

Chinese-American teens explore their cultural ties to Taiwan via ‘love boat’ programme in fiction Loveboat, Taipei

Loveboat, Taipei, by Abigail Hing Wen. Published by HarperTeen. 4/5 stars When Abigail Hing Wen was a teenager in Ohio, she spent a summer in Taiwan getting in touch with her Chinese roots. The programme, funded by the Taiwanese government, was dubbed the “love boat”, even though it had nothing to do with ships or the sea. The “love boat” programme began in the late 1960s to provide North American Chinese teens with a cultural experience in the old country. The nickname – a reference to an…

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