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« A fascinating report about one of the main aboriginal community of Taiwan. » ActuaBD
After a first graphic novel based on Taiwan’s history Formosa,(çà et là 2011), Li-Chin Lin has written a thrilling report on one of the main aboriginal communities of the island, the Amis.
Long before the chinese immigrants arrived on the island, around twenty native tribes were living on it. Most of them have now vanished , but the Amis population continues to subsist. In 2013, Li-Chin’s friend Hsiao-Ching decided to leave Taipei the capital, and move out to Dulan, an Amis village on the East coast of Taiwan. There, she set up an organic farm project, and quickly connected with the tribe to the point of defending their interests and organizing protests against a huge hotel complex project on FudaFudak’s beach, a sacred territory near Dulan.
Writen and drawn between 2013 and 2015, FudaFudak depicts Hsiao-Ching’s move into the village, the establishment of her organic farm, her relationship with the aboriginals and the conflicts with local authorities. Li-Chin joined Hsiao-Ching and lived amongst the Amis for several months. She shows, through the story of their daily life, how a forsaken minority is ready to do anything in order to preserve its customs and traditions, against a government obsessed with financial interests.
18 x 26 cm, softcover
black and white
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.