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Sylvie Tanaga
Sylvie Tanaga is a freelance writer focusing on identity, minority, and literacy issues. She has published two biographies in Indonesian, and commentaries and opinion articles in several media outlets such as The Jakarta Post and TODAYOnline (Singapore). She currently lives in Bandung, Indonesia.
Chinese New Year in Indonesia Is Political
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Hiro Fu
Hiro Fu is a freelance journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also one of the founding editors of the Taiwan Weekender, a weekly political and financial newsletter. He is from Taipei, Taiwan.
The Political Fallout of the KMT Chairmanship Election
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Jordyn Haime
Jordyn Haime is a Fulbright student fellow based in Taipei.
On Taiwan’s Mount Zion, Memories of KMT Oppression Are Essential To Religious Mythology
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Yaneer Bar-Yam
Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam is a pandemic expert who has advised the UN, WHO, the U.S. NSC, CMS and CDC. He warned about pandemics for 15 years and contributed outbreak response protocols for stopping Ebola in Africa in 2014, which worked. He is an MIT trained physicist and complexity scientist. Since the late 1980s he has contributed to founding the field of complex systems science, introducing fundamental mathematical rigor, real world application, and educational programs for new concepts and insights of this field. His recent work quantitatively analyzes the origins and impacts of market crashes, social unrest, ethnic violence, military conflict and pandemics, and the structure and dynamics of social networks. He has advised the U.S. Government on global social unrest and the crises in Egypt and Syria, counterterrorism strategies, military force transformation, market regulation, delivery of disease prevention services and control of hospital infections. He regularly advises NGOs and corporations regarding their use of complex systems science. He has authored more than 200 journal articles. His work on the causes of the global food crisis was cited among the top 10 scientific discoveries of 2011 by Wired magazine. His scientific visualizations received recognition as “best of” from Wired in 2011 and 2013, and from Motherboard in 2013. International coverage of his work includes The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Die Zeit, and Le Monde, among others.
The Case for Snap Lockdowns in Taiwan
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Seb Morgan
Seb Morgan is a writer and editor based in Taipei, he specializes in drinking, dining, travel, and queer news. Over the past few years, he's covered the latest going on in East Asia for the likes of Time Out, Hotels Combined, and Taiwan Scene. Happiness for him is a bowl of cold sesame noodles or a dip in the hot springs. He hopes to one day enjoy both at the same time.
Where To Travel During Lunar New Year? 5 Alternative Escapes
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Timothy S. Rich
Timothy S. Rich is an associate professor of political science and the director of the International Public Opinion Lab (IPOL) at Western Kentucky University. His main research focuses on the electoral politics of Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. His broader research interests include the domestic and international politics of East Asia, and qualitative and quantitative methods.
No, Taiwan Shouldn’t Sabotage TSMC: A Response to “Broken Nest”
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Jeremy Van der Haegen
Jeremy Van der Haegen is a Belgian freelance journalist covering business and politics in the Asia-Pacific, as well as a former intern for The News Lens in Taipei.
Belgium Stuck With AstraZeneca Jabs — and Why That Matters for Taiwan
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Hideki Sunagawa, Ph.D.
Hideki Sunagawa is a cultural anthropologist and gay activist in Tokyo. He is the founder of Tokyo Pride and Pink Dot Okinawa. His books published in Japanese include “Cultural Anthropology of Shinjuku-ni-chome” and “Coming-out.”
A Bittersweet Victory on Same Sex Marriage in Japan
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Gregory McCann
Gregory McCann is an Assistant Professor at Chang Gung University in Taoyuan. He is the author of the book Called Away by a Mountain Spirit: Journeys to the Green Corridor, and he is involved in conservation projects in Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia. He writes for Mongabay, The Diplomat, Asia Sentinel, Taipei Times, and academic journals dealing with wildlife conservation.
Tsunami of Chinese Marine Parks Drives Dolphins into Captivity
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TAIPEI
TAIPEI is a quarterly magazine published in both English and Japanese editions, providing foreign residents and overseas tourists with useful information on Taipei’s feature events, tourist attractions, fine foods, historical sites, and cultural practices. It is a medium that visitors can utilize to better understand Taipei City. TAIPEI is available for free at MRT stations, Taipei Visitor Information Centers, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Eslite Bookstores.
Follow Old-School Taipeiers Through Dalongdong
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Janine Sun Rogers
Janine Sun Rogers is a California-based writer, artist, podcaster, and independent scholar.
Adult Streaming Platform SWAG Is in Hot Water With Taiwan’s Authorities
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Coco Dollanganger
Coco Dollanganger is a contributing journalist for The News Lens. In her free time, she plays her ukulele, sings in a reggae band, reads books, and enjoys the outdoors.
How Musicians in the Philippines Are Surviving the Pandemic
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Albert Wu
Albert Wu is a global historian, focusing particularly on the transnational connections between Germany and China from c. 1800 to the present. He teaches at the American University of Paris.
Should Snitches Get Stitches?
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Syrena Lin
Syrena Lin is a headhunter and a former legislative assistant in Taipei.
Between Miaoli and Taoyuan: Taiwan’s Response to Migrant Worker Rights at an Intersection
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CJ Sheu
CJ Sheu is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved, Taipei-based film critic for The News Lens and Critics at Large; he has been published by Bright Wall/Dark Room, Funscreen (Taiwan), and LeonardMaltin.com. He has a PhD in 21st-century American fiction.
‘Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy’ Encapsulates the Odd Vicissitudes of Life
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Taiwan Insight
Taiwan Insight is the online magazine of the University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Program.
Mountain Hiking as Taiwan’s New National Pastime
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Kirsten Han
Kirsten Han is a freelance journalist and curator of the We, The Citizens newsletter, covering Singapore politics, human rights, civil society, and social justice.
Singaporeans Are Upset About Covid Restrictions. Will They Notice Migrant Workers?
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