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

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2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight
How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?
How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?
2019/08/27 | Taiwan Insight
Teresa Teng, Taiwan's Legendary Singer and Sweetheart
Teresa Teng's angelic voice defied censorship and continues to reverberate through time.
2019/11/05 | Taiwan Insight
Will Taiwan’s Indigenous Population Vote Differently in 2020?
Taiwan’s indigenous population has historically voted for KMT, but a dynamic shift might be coming in the 2020 legislative elections.
2019/04/26 | Taiwan Insight
What Do Burkina Faso and eSwatini Tell Us About Taiwanese Diplomacy?
Taiwan lost one sub-Saharan African ally in 2018, but it's gripping tightly onto another.
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.
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.
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.
2019/07/31 | Taiwan Insight
OPINION: World Health Organization Neglects 23.5 Million Taiwanese Citizens' Health
World Health Organization prides itself on promoting inclusive health care for all of humanity, but Taiwan is excluded from the circle.
2019/02/01 | Taiwan Insight
OPINION: Tsai Faces a Sea of Troubles but Can Still Take Arms Against Them
As Taiwan heads into its Chinese New Year break, its leader has much to ponder.
2019/10/29 | Taiwan Insight
How Did Fire EX Become a Symbol of Taiwan’s Youth Activism?
Fire EX, a Taiwanese band that rose to popularity during the Sunflower Movement, is forging a Taiwanese identity for the progressive, democratic generation.
2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight
Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?
Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?