Arts & Culture


CARTOON: Taiwan Eats Bitterness; Dominican Republic Gobbles RMB

Stellina Chen

Taiwan has only 19 official friends left as the Dominican Republic gets wooed by Chinese highways.


Taiwan's Historic Hip-hop Kids

Evan Vitkovski

A landmark exhibition shows how far Taiwanese hip-hop has come, but the underground still informs where it is heading.


BOOK EXCERPT: 'Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Lives in Hong Kong'

Blacksmith Books

'Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.' — Barbara Haines Howett


OPINION: Why You Should Read and Re-read 'Dream of the Red Chamber'

The Conversation

Besides offering a deep peek into Qing Dynasty culture, the classic novel remains relevant today for readers of all ages.


INTERVIEW: Meimeiwawa’s Esther Veronin on Feminism in Taiwan

Jocelle Koh

Ahead of a Girl Power Concert in Taichung, Esther Veronin traces her journey from starting out in Taiwan's male-dominated entertainment industry to becoming a feminist icon.


BOOK REVIEW: 'Shenzhen Zen: A Decade of Life, Love and Misadventure'

Dinah Gardner

Justin Mitchell's new book is dirty, witty and deeply personal.


REVIEW: 'Like We Don't Exist' Casts a Light on One of Myanmar's Lesser-Known Ongoing Tragedies

Morley J Weston

A short film highlights the plight of the Karenni people and their liminal existence on the Thai-Myanmar border.

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