Jules Quartly

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Jules Quartly has worked for small town, big city and international media, written documentaries and been based in Asia for 17 years.

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2018/10/02 | Jules Quartly

OPINION: Taiwan Welcomes Islam with Open Arms

Taiwan's religious tolerance, especially towards Islam is, sadly, exceptional.

2018/10/17 | Jules Quartly

Prostitution, Sugaring and the Evolution of Sex for Money in Taiwan

What’s the difference between prostitution and sugaring? After all, both involve sex for money.

2018/12/10 | Jules Quartly

Death by Drowning in Plastic on Taiwan's Beaches

About 91% of the debris washing up on Taiwan’s beaches is plastic, which is not only unsightly, but also kills marine creatures and seeps into our food and water supplies

2018/12/14 | Jules Quartly

PHOTO STORY: Bling, Bling, Who’s Calling at Taipei Fashion Week?

Taipei Fashion Week dialed up the excitement with four days of runway shows and the hope is, this is the start of something big.

2019/01/25 | Jules Quartly

Taipei Dangdai Art Fair: After the Famine, the Art Feast

The inaugural Taipei Dangdai contemporary art show brought out big spending art collectors while entertaining the masses.

2018/02/12 | Jules Quartly

Behind the Scenes at the Taipei Game Show

From big industry players to indie developers and twitchy live streamers, TGS had everything a dedicated follower of gaming could desire.

2018/07/01 | Jules Quartly

On the Trail of Nick the Explorer and His Fellow Dementors

Pickup artists have been a fact of life for nearly 40 years and the latest iteration is an Englishman in Asia on YouTube. The pitchforks are out. Why?

2017/11/06 | Jules Quartly

First Cut Is the Deepest: Organ Harvesting in Xinjiang

Surgeon Enver Bughda, a native of northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, helped harvest organs in 1990s China. Even if he hasn’t moved on, China has, and now claims to operate a purely voluntary donation program.

2018/05/10 | Jules Quartly

The Ban that Never Was: Peppa Pig, AI and Porkie Pies

AI-inspired Peppa content pushed an online publishing platform into deep water in China, but the headlines missed a deeper argument over whether the state can or should rule on what media people consume.

2016/07/27 | Jules Quartly

Your Home Away from Home – Camping in Taiwan

Camping is the ideal way to rest and relax in nature and has become an extremely popular leisure activity in Taiwan over the past decade. For good reason.  

2018/04/18 | Jules Quartly

OPINION: China Not to Blame for US Opioid Epidemic

Blaming China for America’s opioid crisis is a convenient but ultimately misguided attempt to avoid taking responsibility.

2016/06/23 | Jules Quartly

Global Zika Threat Stimulates Dengue Prevention in Taiwan

Taiwan is redoubling efforts to halt the spread of dengue fever, which has hit the southern part of the island hard over the past two years.

2016/07/21 | Jules Quartly

The Way of the Gods – Folk Religion in Taiwan

Beneath Taiwan’s modern façade is a body of beliefs that stretch back for millennia. For an insight into how people really think, you need to know about folk religion.

2017/03/17 | Jules Quartly

Betrayal and Pain in Taiwan’s Indigenous Rights Battle

Taiwan’s indigenous people are on the cusp of winning hard-won land and rights, but not everyone is celebrating.

2018/01/16 | Jules Quartly

Taiwan's Road Safety Reports Mask a Worsening Record

Taiwan is a famously safe place to live, work and travel. Yet crossing the road or driving a scooter is like dicing with death.

2017/08/14 | Jules Quartly

(Re)Naming Yourself in Asia and Beyond

The millennial obsession with multiple online identities is balanced by the fact that 'real' names still mean something.

2017/01/30 | Jules Quartly

Two Ends of the Celebrity Chef Spectrum in Taiwan

Famous foreign personalities like Jamie Oliver bring business expertise, but in the long run it is local master chefs like André Chiang who will carry the torch.