Bart Dashorst

Bart Dashorst

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Bart Dashorst is a textual laborer from the Netherlands with an MA in Taiwan Literature from National Taiwan University. He works as a full-time English editor, freelance Mandarin-to-English translator, and occasional writer in English and Mandarin. His specialization lies in Taiwanese history, culture, art, and literature.

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Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation

Bart Dashorst

Are Taiwanese nationalism and democratization to blame for a lackluster economy? This is the main argument of Chu Wan-wen’s ‘Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation: Democratization and Economic Development’.

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‘Facing the Calamity’: The Story of a Malaysian Taiwanese Under KMT Rule

Bart Dashorst

The autobiography and witness testimony of Fred Him-San Chin, a Taiwanese of Chinese descent born in Malaysia, offers a view of pride in being Taiwanese despite the hardships of false imprisonment.

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Will the ‘Detention’ TV Adaptation Address Its Gender Problems?

Bart Dashorst

The TV adaptation of 'Detention' is not just a sign of success, but an opportunity to address its troubling take on gender.

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The Forgotten Victims of the White Terror

Bart Dashorst

Southeast Asian students were victims of White Terror in Taiwan, too. A narrow Taiwan-centric history can unfortunately neglect their stories.

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