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2017/01/24 | Chien-hsin Tsai

Of Chickens and Roosters

In the year of the Rooster, it is worthwhile to recall that in the Chinese culture the rooster is, by and large, an auspicious creature, sometimes a substitute for the phoenix.

2017/04/05 | Nicholas Z. Scott

Hollywood Taught My College Class in China the Perils of Obsession

The plot of ‘Whiplash’ posed my Chinese students an unsettling question: Why, exactly, do you work so hard?

2017/07/26 | Marta Colombo

From Hong Kong to Italy and Back: Heidi Li Sings Her Multicultural Journey

'Jazz is similar to Cantonese opera […] the singer takes over the pace, creating an amazing atmosphere that is almost spiritual.'

2018/08/24 | Catherine Chou

The Worrying Cross-Strait and Linguistic Messages of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The film is now in theaters in Taiwan. Is it a victory for Asian representation in Hollywood, or for the linguistic and cultural domination of the Chinese Communist Party?

2016/10/07 | ZiQing Low

‘Flight Pattern’ Video Calling for Taiwan’s Inclusion in ICAO Goes Viral

A time-lapse video shows the importance of Taiwan as an air traffic hub.

2017/06/16 | Wayne Pajunen

Road Rage: Without Law Enforcement Taiwan’s Jekylls Become Hydes

Taiwan’s motorists wait at the intersection of civility and chaos for effective law enforcement to change from red to green.

2017/09/17 | TNL Staff

Taipei's Vintage and Modern Record Shops

Experience the old-school romance of browsing through a record shop.

2017/11/13 | Leora Joy

REVIEW: Spectrosynthesis Exhibition: Is this LGBTQ Rainbow Fragmented?

The exhibition in Taipei aimed to improve the condition of human rights in Taiwan and other Asian societies through dialogue about diverse gender issues, but opened questions about equal representation within minority groups.

2018/08/10 | Saigoneer

VIETNAM: Abandoned Waterpark Hosts Indonesian Singer Niki's 'Warpaint' Video

The abandoned Ho Thuy Tien Waterpark outside of Hue offers a timeless backdrop for an empowering musical journey.

2017/04/30 | TNL Staff

Six Museums Worth Visiting in Taipei

Good Eye Taipei’s recommendations for Taipei’s best museums.

2016/02/24 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Students Stand Out In iF International Design Awards

Taiwanese students have won ten out of 33 awards in the iF Public Value Student Awards in Germany. The awards recognize innovative projects and ideas devoted to the service of public interests.

2016/07/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

Start-ups, Daily Flights and New Pact Strengthen Taiwan-France Relations

Relations between Taiwan and France are strengthening with a working holiday pact, start-up collaboration and an uptick in direct fights between Paris and Taipei.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: Are Chinese Televised Singing Competitions Good for Mandopop?

Chinese singing competitions display the proud legacy of Mandopop to their billions of viewers. However, they may be deflating the value of originality in music.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: Chinese Televised Singing Competitions and Brand China

China's televised singing competitions are taking the world by storm and doing wonders for brand China, but there's more to Mandopop than what you see on screen.

2018/05/19 | Chris W. Hubbard

8 Reasons Why Brand Communications in Taiwan Turn the World Away

Corporate culture keeps Taiwan's products and services stuck at the back of the global shelf.

2016/10/05 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan Tunes Out of TV

Low investment and lax regulations threaten the long-term survival of the domestic television industry.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: How Chinese Singing Shows Create Content, Not Stars

The singing competitions taking over Chinese TV shift the Mandopop balance of power to China, but fail to prop up the future careers of their contestants.