Chinese Indonesians in Taiwan struggle with language and identity to find acceptance

//Chinese Indonesians in Taiwan struggle with language and identity to find acceptance

Chinese Indonesians in Taiwan struggle with language and identity to find acceptance

After moving to Taiwan, Darwin Chandra spent five years wondering why he had left Indonesia.“Everything was wrong. I didn’t know Mandarin [Chinese] and I couldn’t understand anyone. I had no friends. The winters were cold and I found the food bland,” he says.Chandra, who moved to the island in 2000 to study international trade at university, was born in Cilegon, on Indonesia’s most populous island, Java, to Chinese parents – a Hakka father and a Hokkien mother. While he grew up speaking…

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