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2017/02/28 | James Baron

Ghosts of the Stronato: Asunción's Taiwanese Expats a Dying Breed

In 1986 the Taiwan leader was granted his own effigy in Paraguay's capital. But what of Taiwan's expats in Paraguay today?

2017/02/28 | TNL Staff

Pizza Hut and Politics Detract from Somber Day in Taiwan

For many in Taiwan, February 28 is a day to reflect on the country’s brutal history, but the somber occasion has been marred by distractions this year.

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.

2017/02/27 | Sarah Karacs

Can Cantopop Make a Comeback?

'Cantopop culture is a very important part of Hong Kong identity. Over the past few years the so-called 'local conscious' has risen, but Cantopop has been in decline.'

2017/02/27 | Mong Palatino

Why Singapore Changed the Name of the New World War II Exhibition

Many felt the name was an insult to thousands who suffered during the Japanese occupation.

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.

2017/02/26 | Cinema Escapist

OPINION: The Difference Between Chinese and American Romance Movies

While Americans have romantic comedies, the Chinese have something else.

2017/02/25 | Beyonder Times

Senior American Theater Professional Engages Taiwan with Passion for Theatrics

Ruth Giordano moved to Taipei at the age of 54 in 2009. She had never lived in Asia and did not speak Chinese. Without a job and local friends, she felt lost and worried about her life as a senior immigrant. “My job was my everything. I didn’t know what I could do in Taiwan.”

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!

2017/02/24 | Thomas DuBois

What’s Behind China's Rapprochement with the Vatican?

China has struggled to find a solution to the religious resurgence that has been growing since the 1990s.

2017/02/23 | Fan Yiying

The Man Restoring Eastern China’s Iconic Circular Homes

In the face of government inaction, one individual is empowering locals to return their ‘tulou’ homes to former glory.

2017/02/22 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Fighting a Country with Words, 4 Years a Chinese Prisoner

'The history of mankind has gone on for thousands of years, and that of the Communist Party only a few decades. Perhaps one day when they collapse, your books will still exist.'

2017/02/22 | Stephen Lee Naish

Book Review: 1996 and The End of History by David Stubbs

In '1996 and The End of History,' journalist and author David Stubbs examines a year — 1996 — that marked the pinnacle of a decade, not just in politics but across music, entertainment and sport. Tying together the political and cultural landscapes of mid 90s Britain, this is a valuable addition to the current critical reassessment of a period that seemed to promise sunnier times ahead. But, asks Stephen Lee Naish, could it ever last?

2017/02/20 | Andrea Baldini

Postindustrial Masterpiece: Shanghai’s Power Station of Art

The museum’s eclectic mix of old and new reveals an offbeat official approach to urban redevelopment.

2017/02/16 | TNL Staff

INFOGRAPHIC: How Wide Does the Sky Lantern Clean-Up Need to Be?

The once annual event has now turned into a daily tourist attraction that harms the environment.

2017/02/16 | Kyodo News

'Dekotora' Art Trucks Find Way into Gucci's Commercial Video

Dekotora trucks became known across Japan due to the popular movie series "Torakku Yaro" (Truck Guys) in the 1970s, featuring a trucker who drove his flamboyantly decorated truck across the country.

2017/02/16 | Julia Mayer

Anlong Veng Calling: The Last Khmer Rouge Stronghold

Julia Mayer reports from the remote frontier town that is keeping alive the dying days of Cambodia’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime.

2017/02/15 | Cinema Escapist

INTERVIEW: Documenting China's Women's Rights Activist Ye Haiyan

'I was just so curious what kind of person she was, and why she would act this way. So I decided I would meet with her no matter what,' says filmmaker Nanfu Wang.

2017/02/15 | James Baron

Odd Couple: Fuxing's Flak Towers Provide Blast from Taiwan's Past

While the towers are unlikely to scoop an award for aesthetics, they provide a glimpse of a period of Taiwan's modern history that, like their embrasures, expands to offer a macroscopic view when probed.    

2017/02/14 | Mo Tz-pin

Valentine's Day: 'Crush this Love Capitalism'

'Religious overtones have been twisted and turned into a vehicle to make money.'