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Formosa
Li-Chin Lin

Li-Chin Lin was born in 1973 in Taiwan and has been living in France for the past 20 years. She tells her own story of being torn between her family’s culture and popular opinion. She explains how the Kuomintang’s dictatorial regime ran the island after Chiang Kaï-shek’s arrival in 1949 and how the daily propaganda affected the population, especially children. Li-Chin Lin belongs to a generation traumatized by the Tiananmen protests. She questioned the authoritarian regime and its chief, Chiang Kaï-shek. Her critical take on Taiwan’s corruption and ambiguities makes this a striking debut book.

High School students of the Paris area litterature award 2012

Informations
Published in November 2011

17 × 24 cm, softcover
256 pages
Black and white

Li-Chin Lin

Li-Chin Lin was born in Taiwan in 1973. She left the island to study art in France at the Ecole Supérieure de l’Image in Angoulême, and then enrolled in the Poudrière school for animation in Valencia. After making short animated films, she turned to comics in 2002. She has published in many fanzines, and has produced two children’s books. "Formosa", her first graphic novel was published in France in 2011 and in Taiwan in 2013. Her second graphic novel, "Fudafudak" was released in France in 2017.
Li-Chin lives in Valence, in the south of France.


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