- Lin Hsiu-chin
Having been raised in a high-rise apartment building, Lin Hsiu-chin is an Amis aborigine from the city. As a child, “Amis” was just a name to her. But one day after leaving home, she saw the Formosa Aboriginal Song and Dance Troupe perform the song “Beautiful Rice Seedlings.” She could barely believe her ears, and promised herself that she would learn to sing the song herself. And as she began to sing, she saw troupe member A-Dao, and the tears began to stream down her face. Just like that, she finished a moving rendition of the the song “Beautiful Rice Seedlings,” with tears accompanying her voice. Even though Hsiu-chin was never experienced the culture of her tribe first-hand as a child, she uses her own method to express a strong cultural understanding of her people.