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2016/06/30 | Beyonder Times

Singaporean Illustrator Draws in a World Without Sounds

Despite having a hearing disability, a Singaporean illustrator traveled to a foreign country, Taiwan, for his first time, and is now a professional illustrator for children’s picture books.

2016/07/04 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Scrivener-Turned-Artist Clashes Western and Eastern Cultures

The highly distinguishable artist has never received any professional training, but his works are in the possession of people like Luc Besson.

2016/09/19 | Darnell Gardner Jr.

Uyghur Rapper Reps China’s West

AThree-Arslan hopes his music can help reshape perceptions of Xinjiang and its people.

2016/10/05 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Film Festival Director Hopes Taiwan Can Lead LGBT Discussion in Asia

From directing an annual film festival to holding Taiwan's first LGBT awards ceremony, Jay Lin wants to connect Taiwan with the international community.

2016/10/06 | Mo Tz-pin

Film Festival Highlights Debate over Death Penalty in Taiwan

A group opposed to capital punishment hopes to raise awareness on the controversial issue through films and after-screening discussions.

2016/10/09 | Brian Hioe

OP-ED: Nuit Blanche, A Half-Hearted Attempt At Making Taipei Look Like An 'Artsy' City?

'Taipei’s hosting of Nuit Blanche seems like a half-hearted, commercialized attempt to make Taipei look like an artistic city when the actual creative centers of the city are at risk.'

2016/10/13 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Timbuktu and the Historic Ruling to Protect Culture

A country stripped of its history during war is rendered an orphan.

2016/10/14 | Kyodo News

Creating Personal Packages for Gifts Becoming Popular in Japan

Ever want to put an original photo and message on the packages of such products as cosmetics, cookies and beer given as gifts? Now you can.

2017/01/10 | Li Xueqing

Chinese Publishers Turn to TV as Book Profits Spiral

Instead of selling the rights to their novels, publishers in China are launching their own production teams to adapt work for the screen.

2017/01/30 | Jules Quartly

Two Ends of the Celebrity Chef Spectrum in Taiwan

Famous foreign personalities like Jamie Oliver bring business expertise, but in the long run it is local master chefs like André Chiang who will carry the torch.

2017/02/08 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Beijing’s New Scorched-Earth Policy Against the Uighurs

The exacerbation of police state mechanisms has obviously failed to deter the growth of radicalism in the autonomous region

2017/02/16 | TNL Staff

INFOGRAPHIC: How Wide Does the Sky Lantern Clean-Up Need to Be?

The once annual event has now turned into a daily tourist attraction that harms the environment.

2017/02/27 | Sarah Karacs

Can Cantopop Make a Comeback?

'Cantopop culture is a very important part of Hong Kong identity. Over the past few years the so-called 'local conscious' has risen, but Cantopop has been in decline.'

2017/05/29 | Charukesi Ramadurai

The Uncertain Future of India’s ‘Land of Toys’

Channapatna’s wooden creations are on the brink of fading out in the next couple of decades.

2017/08/03 | Robert Lyons

China and the Future of Music Streaming

Given the improving IP environment, the adoption of subscription streaming, and robust mobile consumption, the music streaming landscape in China may offer a glimpse into the future.

2017/08/07 | Saigoneer

A Brief History of Vietnam's Curry

The roots of Vietnam’s curries, or cà ri, stretch across Asia back to the Indian subcontinent.

2017/12/31 | TNL Staff

TNL's Top Stories of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, take a look back at some of TNL's best stories from Taiwan and around the region.