The “love boat” programme encouraged North American Chinese teens to go to study and work in Taiwan. Photo: Love Boat: Taiwan (2019), by Valerie Soe The “love boat” programme encouraged North American Chinese teens to go to study and work in Taiwan. Photo: Love Boat: Taiwan (2019), by Valerie Soe
The “love boat” programme encouraged North American Chinese teens to go to study and work in Taiwan. Photo: Love Boat: Taiwan (2019), by Valerie Soe

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

  • The programme encouraged North American Chinese teens to go to study and work in Taiwan, but many partied and dated more than they studied
  • What sets the book apart is how it brings Chinese-American readers to a place of acceptance in a way not shown in young adult literature before

Topic |   Books and Literature
The “love boat” programme encouraged North American Chinese teens to go to study and work in Taiwan. Photo: Love Boat: Taiwan (2019), by Valerie Soe The “love boat” programme encouraged North American Chinese teens to go to study and work in Taiwan. Photo: Love Boat: Taiwan (2019), by Valerie Soe
The “love boat” programme encouraged North American Chinese teens to go to study and work in Taiwan. Photo: Love Boat: Taiwan (2019), by Valerie Soe
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