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Canadian office holds 'Quebec Illustrations' exhibition in Taipei

2015/04/20 10:30:00

(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei)

Taipei, April 10 (CNA) The "Quebec Illustrations" exhibition is being held in Taipei in an effort to promote Canada's French culture, according to its organizer, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT).

The exhibition, which will run through April 24, features whimsical illustrations created by 44 artists from the province of Quebec, which has a predominantly French-speaking population, said CTOT, the office representing Canada's interests in Taiwan in the absence of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Four Quebec authors also contributed short poems to match each of the illustrations that will go on display in the CTOT's Mackay room, it said.

(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei)

"The aim of the exhibition is to promote Canada's French language and culture in Taiwan," CTOT said.

The exhibition is the first of its kind held by CTOT to promote French-Canadian culture in Taiwan, it added.

French is the mother tongue of more than 7 million Canadians and also one of Canada's two official languages. It is "an intrinsic part of Canada's history, culture and identity," CTOT said.

(By Elaine Hou)

(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei)

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