te is an annual bilingual publication on contemporary arts and cultural anthropology. Based on specific themes of each issue, we commission practitioners from different expertise to explore the dynamic cultural landscape between regions. The topics include the fluidity of cultures, languages and ideas in specific communities and the adaptation of individual narratives to the shifting social environment and geopolitics.

te aims to create an open and shared creative platform. The content can range from written articles, interviews, poems and photographs etc. We would also love to include manuscripts, notes, archives and other first-hand materials that documents or go along with the outcome. We hope to see the provided content as an extension of the author's daily practice; at the same time, we look forward to generating new forms of content through communication with the author.



Michael Guo & Kechun Qin

Can Yang

Yang Sun


Cooking and longing: Bánh Củ Cải, Bún Mì Vàng Phúc Kiến and Chợ Lớn
Alvin Luong

Yia Vang, a Hmong chef based in Minnesota and Canadian Chinese artist Alvin Luong created two recipes based on their memories. As Asian immigrants who grew up in North America, recipes inherited nostalgic gustatory memories. Blending with the traces and results of immigration and cultural hybridity, the ingredients and cooking techniques of the recipes impart a unique scent.