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2020/02/15 | Op-Ed

‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement

Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.

2020/12/17 | Kuan-lin F. Liu

Was ‘Your Name Engraved Herein’ a Missed Opportunity To Discover LGBTQ Talent?

'Your Name Engraved Herein' has catapulted Edward Chen and Tseng Jing-hua to a new level of fame, but this also may be a missed opportunity for gay representation in Taiwanese film.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan Sets First Creative Content Fest Dedicated to All Modes of Creativity

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might have paralyzed global travel but that has not stopped Taiwan from flexing its muscles and putting its film and entertainment content on the world stage.

2020/10/05 | Rath Wang

Epic Love: Taiwan’s LGBT Blockbuster ‘Your Name Engraved Herein’

'Your Name Engraved Herein' is deeply rooted in Taiwan's history. But the film’s popularity may be more derived from its message that resonates beyond time and place.

2020/12/08 | Rath Wang

‘Your Name’ First Gay Film in Taiwan To Earn NT$100 Million

Earning NT$100 million is not just a reflection of the movie's individual success. It will lay the foundation for more films that bring LGBT+ topics mainstream in Taiwan.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

TAICCA Initiatives Help Taiwanese Content Ride Cultural Wave to Global Distribution

In July, TAICCA initiated the First Mile program, linking publishers, scriptwriters, and investors for the Print-to-Screen Adaptation Content Development Plan to boost TV and film production in Taiwan. The program extends to the 2020 Taiwan Creative Content Fest.

2020/10/27 | Daphne K. Lee

Netflix Underwhelms With ‘Over the Moon’

Besides its Moon Festival themes and a nearly all-Asian cast of voice actors, there's not much new in Netflix's 'Over the Moon.'

2020/10/28 | Nicholas Haggerty

A Small Press That Seeks To Bring Taiwan To the World

Camphor Press is on a quixotic mission to bring Taiwan to the world through English-language publications.

2020/12/30 | Bryan Chou

Unraveling Taiwan’s Stories of Pain and Tears: An Interview with Aephie Chen

Many Taiwanese may lament that European audiences understand their hometown as no more than a remote island in Asia, but Chen took it as an opportunity to construct Taiwan’s identity with cinema.

2020/03/02 | The Conversation

Korean Drama 'Crash Landing on You' Bridges the North-South Divide

"Crash Landing on You" tells a rare love story across the inter-Korean division and humanizes life in North Korea.

2020/02/19 | TNL Feature

Explore Old Taipei With These 10 Hidden Gems in Dadaocheng

Dadaocheng is historic neighborhood that's being revived by a new breed of creatives and trendy shops. Here's our selection of secret hot spots for you.

2020/01/27 | Daphne K. Lee

'Parasite' Makes Another Leap for South Korea's Cultural Economy

The viral success of "Parasite" marks another one of South Korea's successful cultural exports. Many critics credit the film's popularity to its universal story of urban poverty, but it goes far beyond the plot twists.

2020/11/24 | Stephan Feuchtwang and Michael Rowlands

Can We Still Speak of Civilization?

Two eminent anthropologists with long-standing connections to Taiwan respond to a book review published in The News Lens.

2020/10/29 | Syrena Lin

Taiwanese Sculptor Ju Ming’s Last Act

From a hardscrabble youth in colonial Japanese Taiwan, Ju Ming ascended to the heights of the international art scene. His last act has been turning a wasteland in New Taipei City into a large-scale sculpture park — a "museum for everyone."

2020/12/11 | Bryan Chou

A Symbol of Pandemics Conquered Paraded Through Taipei

In celebration of his birthday, a palanquin of the Qingshan King was taken on a tour to inspect and give blessings to the city.

2020/10/01 | Cat Thomas

Urban Nomad Fall Freakout Promises the Weird and the Wonderful

The Urban Nomad Fall Freakout, held Saturday, October 3 at Tiger Mountain, promises music, performance art, and arts and crafts.

2020/09/28 | Daphne K. Lee

Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’: An Oscar-Deserving Ode To the American West

Arriving at major film festivals during a time of heightened alienation, 'Nomadland' offers a quiet salute to human connection.

2020/03/12 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taipei’s Pay Phones: A Relic of the Past?

Taipei's pay phones are slowly disappearing from the street view.

2020/01/24 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

'The Misused 2.0' Reinvents Taiwanese and Dutch Hardware Design

Taiwan was often referred to as the “world’s hardware store," and two Taiwanese industrial designers are retaining this part of history with an annual exhibition that provokes viewers to reimagine daily objects.