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2017/10/30 | Jennifer Creery

FILM REVIEW: Tale of the Lost Boys

Filipino filmmaker Joselito Altarejos tackles issues of identity and belonging, embodied by the profoundly moving stories of a Filipino mechanic and a gay Taiwanese aborigine student.

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.

2017/10/16 | 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.

2017/10/14 | Jennifer Creery

A Guide to LGBT Hotspots in Taipei

Jennifer Creery takes a look at some iconic LGBT community spaces in Taipei.

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.

2017/10/13 | Julia Mayer

'Dangerous Dancing': Malaysian Dance Battles against Ban

It’s been described by UNESCO as a ‘masterpiece of humanity,’ yet the Malay dance-drama style Mak Yong is still banned in Kelantan, its place of origin. Julia Mayer looks at whether international attention can change repressive local laws.

2017/10/13 | Mong Palatino

Malaysian's ‘Mother GAIA’ Artwork Calls for Environmental Protection

A new exhibit in Penang, Malaysia features the latest paintings of Jennifer Mourin, an artist known for actively promoting the protection of the environment through her art.

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!

2017/10/06 | Michael Turton

BOOK REVIEW: The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and US Strategy in Asia

Don't believe the hype. Ian Easton's new book is no roadmap to a 2020 invasion of Taiwan by China. Instead, it is a thoroughly researched joy of a read that delves deep into the complexities of potential cross-Strait conflict, and comes up suggesting Taiwan remains a tough nut to crack for the PLA.

2017/10/05 | Jin Ni

Rediscovering My Ethnic Identity in Sichuan, China

Having spent her life isolated from the Yi culture of her ancestors, a young journalist reconnects with her roots in southwestern China.

2017/10/03 | Natasha Frost

New York’s Chinatown Duped ‘Slum Tourists’ with Faked Danger and Depravity for Decades

In one form or another, slumming persisted as a form of tourism until the beginning of the World War II.

2017/10/03 | Nevin Thompson

Katsura Sunshine Brings the Japanese Art of Comic Storytelling to English-Language Audiences

The Canadian-born rakugo has taken his show on the road, performing in front of international audiences.

2017/10/01 | TNL Staff

Six Classic Buildings in Taipei

Take a glimpse of the development of Taiwan's history through its architecture.