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2018/11/09 | Saigoneer

VIETNAM: Pham Anh's Viral Oil Paintings Portray Hanoi's Inimitable Serenity

Journey through Hanoi's meandering, tranquil alleys courtesy of Vietnamese artist Pham Anh.

2021/05/27 | Michael Cannings

An Elegy for Tehpen Tsai

The life of Tehpen Tsai, a teacher, writer, playwright, and former political prisoner provides a different kind of insight — as valuable as figures of wider renown — to Taiwan’s history.

2017/05/31 | Rebecca Catching

Mute Museums: Why China’s Institutions Fail to Connect with Visitors

The country’s exhibition halls burst with world-class artifacts but fail to weave engaging stories around them, leaving visitors confused and alienated.

2019/11/29 | The Interpreter

Brilliant Time: Bridging the Cultural Gap Between Taiwan and Southeast Asia

A bookstore in New Taipei City is creating a community for Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan and encouraging local Taiwanese to learn about Southeast Asian cultures.

2018/12/20 | Nick Aspinwall

Unpacking the Swift Chinese Netizen Clapback to Lil Pump's Racist Song

When Chinese netizens slide past censors to air their grievances, they're key cogs in a massive and well-oiled outrage machine.

2020/12/03 | Daphne K. Lee

Desire for Perfection: Asia’s First iPhone Feature Film ‘I WeirDO’

Touted as Asia’s first feature film to be entirely shot on an iPhone, 'I WeirDO' examines human affection through a relationship built upon obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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.

2021/04/21 | Judy Chen

How a Student Movement Gave Birth to Postcards of Taiwan’s Past

The postcards of Little Grass Art Academy, on the surface tributes to an older, colonial, or authoritarian Taiwan, can be traced to a radical student movement.

2019/12/13 | New Bloom

Q&A With KEFF, Director of 'The Secret Lives of Asians at Night'

"The Secret Lives of Asians at Night" is a short film featured in the 2019 Taipei Film Festival. Taiwanese-American director KEFF talks about his upbringing and the inspiration for the film.

2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight

Taiwan Cinema Through the Lens of Wei Te-sheng

A new book charts the blossoming of Taiwan's cinema from the dawn of the democratic era to the present day.

2018/12/14 | Jules Quartly

PHOTO STORY: Bling, Bling, Who’s Calling at Taipei Fashion Week?

Taipei Fashion Week dialed up the excitement with four days of runway shows and the hope is, this is the start of something big.

2019/01/25 | Jules Quartly

Taipei Dangdai Art Fair: After the Famine, the Art Feast

The inaugural Taipei Dangdai contemporary art show brought out big spending art collectors while entertaining the masses.

2019/02/04 | Saigoneer

Vietnamese Ditch Fake Money to Burn Paper Bikinis for Deceased Ancestors

One professor slammed the flashy new fad as 'offensive, against traditions and wasteful.'

2019/08/15 | CJ Sheu

FILM REVIEW: 'Postcards From London' Puts a Spin on the Prostitution of Art

The 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival runs from 8/15 to 8/25 in Taipei and from 8/28 to 9/8 in Kaohsiung. This film review is based on a complimentary media screening.