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2017/12/31 | TNL Staff

TNL's Top Stories of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, take a look back at some of TNL's best stories from Taiwan and around the region.

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.

2017/12/11 | Morley J Weston

REVIEW: 'Parklife' Shows Contemporary Art in a Cosy Setting

This collection of mostly Taiwanese artists touches on subjects from food waste to psychedelics.

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.

2017/12/09 | Darice D. Chang

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Tshiong' – Unabashedly Taiwanese Hyper Metal Madness

The long-awaited Chthonic movie will be released December at Kaohsiung Film Festival, but considering the band’s political stance and esoteric music, will it be too much for a Taiwanese – much less an international – audience?

2017/12/07 | Darice D. Chang

INTERVIEW: Heavy Punk Bank ChicKNUP – When Hunter Becomes Hunted

A striking music video featuring a lesbian couple by self-described ‘heavy punk’ band ChiKNUP puts viewers in a minority’s shoes.

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!

2017/12/06 | Nadira Mulyandari

A Lifetime of Tolerance and Love Illuminates Indonesia

Amid growing intolerance in Indonesia, an elder example highlights the joy of friendship across racial and religious lines.

2017/12/04 | Morley J Weston

Can Golden Pin Award Raise Taiwan's Profile in the Design World?

The Golden Pin Design Award has some interesting stuff to show but stretches the point of design in asking for connections to Chinese culture.

2017/12/04 | Ed Jones

REVIEW: The Chinese Typewriter: A History

Thomas S. Mullaney’ argues that the creation of a Chinese typewriter therefore became a civilizational trial for a country that feared functioning in slow motion in the face of global acceleration.