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2017/10/16 | Craig J. Reynolds
Book Review: Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration
Readers of this book cannot fail to reflect on today’s accounts of refugees forced from their homelands by repression and civil war.
2017/05/11 | Justin Hugo
School’s Out: How Singapore Keeps University Reserved for the Elites
[OPINION] The Singapore government is shutting out most Singaporeans from universities while keeping the door wide open to foreigners.
2017/08/04 | Shannon Lin
INTERVIEW: Filipino Artists The General Strike and BLKD Intertwine Music and Politics in Taipei
'Music is an extension of the self. It’s an extension of our activism which is why our music is so overtly political. We wouldn’t be able to write the songs that we write without being activists,' says the drummer of The General Strike.
2017/10/14 | Jennifer Creery
A Guide to LGBT Hotspots in Taipei
Jennifer Creery takes a look at some iconic LGBT community spaces in Taipei.
2017/08/28 | Olivia Yang
Taiwanese Fashion Designer on Disrupting Fashion, Eastern Traditions, Soft Power
'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.'
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.
2017/11/13 | 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.
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.
2017/07/26 | 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.'
2017/09/17 | TNL Staff
Taipei's Vintage and Modern Record Shops
Experience the old-school romance of browsing through a record shop.
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?
2017/08/27 | TNL 編輯
A Year-Round Guide to Musical Festivals in Taipei
'Relax your exhausted soul and release your true self,' said Good Eye Taipei.