Taiwan: Hearts Beating with Love (Black & White) (Paperback)
Divided into 17 chapters that explore a wide range of emotions and artfully photographed, Taiwan: Hearts Beating with Love presents more than 200 stunning photos accompanied by eloquent and contemplative haiku poems written in both English and Mandarin Chinese, which encapsulate noteworthy and fascinating aspects of everyday Taiwanese life. As soon as your eyes gaze upon the captivating photographs, you will be instantly transported to a variety of picturesque locales in Taiwan such as: Chiayi, Hualien, Kaohsiung, New Taipei City, Tainan, Taipei City and Yilan. In addition, you will witness intriguing cityscapes, beautiful scenic vistas, and discover mouthwatering cuisine, along with countless intriguing photographs that are representative of Taiwan. Taiwan: Hearts Beating with Love is suitable for those who have been to Taiwan and also for those who have yet to travel to Taiwan because this book offers an unique perspective that not only observes Taiwanese life and culture, but also delves into the human condition as a whole.
MELISSA ROSE LAWRENCE: I am interested in foreign languages and foreign cultures. I received a Certificate in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Spanish from New York University School of Professional Studies and I took Level 1 and Level 2 of Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, a Chinese language proficiency test, and achieved a near perfect score on both levels. In addition, I received a Certificate in the Fundamentals of Digital Photography from the New York Institute of Photography. CHENG-WEI "WILLIAM" LIEN: During the week I am an Electronic Engineer but during the weekend I am an amateur photographer. In order to relax from a long workweek, I usually ride a bicycle around Taipei City and New Taipei City and take pictures. I enjoy taking pictures because photography challenges me to look at my familiar surroundings with a different perspective. That is why it makes me happy to introduce the Taiwanese way of life through my photos.