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Taiwan Insight is the online magazine of the University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Program.

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2019/06/27 | Taiwan Insight

Rap for the Machine: How the CCP Co-Opted Chinese Rap

Chinese Rap artists, such as CD Rev, are aligning their songs with the views of the CCP in terms of their Taiwan and Xinjiang narratives in return for access to the tools that will bring their groups wild success within the PRC.

2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight

The Taiwan Coast Guard's South China Sea Challenge

Taiwan is bulking up its coast guard, but the scope of ROC territory necessitates some tough decisions for its commanders.

2018/10/11 | Taiwan Insight

ANALYSIS: Here's Why the ROC Agrees with the PRC in the South China Sea

The ROC maintains its claims in the South China Sea based on a historical connection to a country it has been separated from since 1949.

2021/05/26 | Taiwan Insight

Not Obedience But Dignity: A Message From a Former Migrant Worker

A former domestic worker in Hong Kong for over ten years, Iweng Karsiwen is currently the Chair of Families of Indonesian Migrant Workers (Kabar Bumi). In this exposé, Iweng tells of her experience and challenges with the industry.

2019/10/09 | Taiwan Insight

Cultural Conflict Hinders Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtle Conservation

Cultural taboo and inadequate government policy make it incredibly difficult to conserve Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtles.

2019/02/26 | Taiwan Insight

'Dear Ex' Brings Taiwanese Cinema Back to Family Melodrama

The film 'Dear Ex' arrived in Taiwan along with the apparent rise of seemingly anachronistic values, writes Chan Shao-yi.

2021/03/16 | Taiwan Insight

How Well Does Taiwan Support People With Disabilities?

Taiwan's medical establishment views the disabled body as something that needs to be fixed, and this discourages people with disabilities from participating in society.

2021/03/04 | Taiwan Insight

Keeping the Door Open: How Taiwan’s Gender Quotas Brought More Women Into Office – and Why We Need More

Unless Taiwan addresses the underlying social pressures that constrain would-be female politicians, gender quotas will only be able to nudge women just a little closer to equal participation.

2021/07/30 | Taiwan Insight

Mountain Hiking as Taiwan’s New National Pastime

Taiwan’s high mountains used to be closed to its citizens until the 1990s. Now, many are willing to take strenuous efforts to enjoy the high-altitude scenery.

2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight

Taiwan Cinema Through the Lens of Wei Te-sheng

A new book charts the blossoming of Taiwan's cinema from the dawn of the democratic era to the present day.

2021/06/18 | Taiwan Insight

“We Are Not Puppies, We Are Who We Are:” A Voice From the Indigenous Taiwanese Diaspora

“People would only know that you are good at singing and dancing as an Indigenous person, and they are barely interested in who you really are.”

2019/03/20 | Taiwan Insight

Looking Back at 40 Years of US-Taiwan Ties Under the Taiwan Relations Act

The Taiwan Relations Act has provided for stability in US-Taiwan relations while allowing for enough ambiguity to keep Beijing at bay.

2018/09/14 | Taiwan Insight

Embassy Analysis: The American Institute in Taiwan vs Trump's Jerusalem Move

Look to Jerusalem for a read on the significance of this summer's opening of a new complex for Taiwan's de facto embassy.