Olivia Yang

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Olivia is an editor striving to cover arts and culture along with community engagement and animal rights.

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Taiwanese Fashion Designer on Disrupting Fashion, Eastern Traditions, Soft Power

Olivia Yang

'Every place in the world is looking for its own unique feature now,' says fashion designer Justin Chou. 'You need to go back to your roots to create something different.'


Gender Identity Confronts Indigenous Traditions in 'Alifu, The Prince/ss'

Olivia Yang

The latest film by Taiwanese director Wang Yu-lin is making waves in Taiwan, not just because it discusses LGBTQ issues, but also the conflicts between gender identity and local indigenous traditions.


INTERVIEW: 'Sound of Strike' Raising Awareness on Filipino Issues 'The Filipino Way'

Olivia Yang

'The Philippines is a country that is under a lot of attention. But the attention it gets is very one-sided,' says 23-year-old Jun Lin, one of the three working on the project. 'After Duterte took office, we have been seeing a lot of news coverage on the Philippines, but it’s all about what Duterte said.'


Q&A: Box Office Hit 'Bad Genius' Director on Making the Thai Heist Thriller

Olivia Yang

Critics have said the film is 'as entertaining as Ocean’s Eleven' and that it is 'a work of craft that will help raise Thai cinema to another level of diversity.'


INTERVIEW: Director Zero Chou's Latest Project Films in LGBT Sensitive Cities

Olivia Yang

The award-winning director's new project involves filming in four cities in which LGBT topics are still banned.


FEATURE: Why Seven out of Ten Transgender Taiwanese Consider Suicide

Olivia Yang

Two transgender people in Taiwan believe the high suicide rate in their community might be due to gender stereotypes and inequalities being more serious issues in the Chinese culture.


PHOTO STORY: Taiwan's Oldest Salt Field

Olivia Yang

Salt fields ran along the shoreline of southern Taiwan for more than 300 years, before they were abandoned in 2002.


Q&A: Taiwanese Designers on 'Sustainable Fashion'

Olivia Yang

Two young Taiwanese fashion designers share their experience in doing sustainable fashion.


FEATURE: A New Generation is Reinvigorating Taiwan Activism in the U.S.

Olivia Yang

‘What couldn’t be said in Taiwan, we said it here [in the U.S.]; what couldn’t be done in Taiwan, we did it here.’

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