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2017/01/30 | Scott Weaver

Islamic Flavors Blending Well in Taipei

More Muslim tourists means more demand for halal-certified restaurants.

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.

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.

2017/01/29 | Steven Crook and Katy Hui-wen Hung

Fungus Among Us: The History of Mushrooms in Taiwan

Taiwan has a long history of growing a wide variety of mushrooms, and was once a major exporter.

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.

2017/01/29 | Raj Verma

BOOK REVIEW: 'China and the New Maoists'

In 'China and the New Maoists,' Kerry Brown and Simone Van Nieuwenhuizen examine the endurance of Mao as a figure with continued, albeit controversial, resonance in contemporary China, with a particular focus on the emergence of 'new Maoism.' This compelling book is a must-read for those looking to get a better understanding of China’s recent history and its internal politics, writes Raj Verma.

2017/01/27 | Matthew Fulco

Exploring Taipei’s Speakeasies

The drink of choice is usually Japanese whiskey, sometimes in innovative cocktails.

2016/05/20 | 廣編企劃

Think You Know Chiayi? Check Out These Fun Facts!

How much do you know about Chiayi? Let's get to know Chiayi with the city's historical and geographic background along with some fun facts!

2017/01/24 | Li Dajun

Constructive Criticism: Poets Give Voice to Migrant Struggles

Working-class wordsmiths from China’s building sites are composing verse to air their grievances.

2017/01/24 | Chublic Opinion

The River: China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

The River: why Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China can't step into the same river of history.

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.

2017/01/22 | Jules Quartly

From Night Market Treats to Food Court Fine Dining

The evolution of Taiwan’s mass market eating establishments has speeded up over the past decade to meet developing tastes and higher expectations.

2017/01/19 | Tan Zi Hao

Language Shaming in Malaysia

Slamming stuttering tongues is just another act in a long history of oppression, writes Tan Zi Hao.

2017/01/19 | Ariane Anantaputri

Indonesia, We Need to Talk About our Toxic Soap Opera Culture

Verbal and physical abuse in family dynamics, sexism and classism are just a few of the issues deeply rooted in this genre.

2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng

Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam

Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.

2017/01/18 | Bruce Jacobs

BOOK REVIEW: 'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait'

'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait' is an informative and lively book on the issues facing Taiwan today, and provides a good understanding for leaders of both Taiwan and the world’s democratic nations, writes Prof. Bruce Jacobs.

2017/01/16 | Cinema Escapist

INTERVIEW: From Falling in Love with Classical Indian Music to Documenting It on Film

It never occurred to film director Niharika Popli that she would end up making a debut documentary on one of India's most celebrated classical musicians.