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2017/07/31 | Saigoneer

The Power Couple of Vietnam's 1980s Literary Scene

Luu Quang Vu and Xuan Quynh’s death was something of a national tragedy in the late 1980s, but their legacy has lived on through their body of work and life stories.

2017/07/30 | Wu Shuang

Why Chinese Sci-Fi Fans Are into Homegrown Heroes

Film and literary protagonists wield ancient philosophy to ward off alien invasions.

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.

2017/07/30 | TNL 編輯

Into Local Taiwanese Temples

'Good Eye Taipei’s' recommendations for temples to check out 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.

2017/07/29 | TNL 編輯

Five Gay Bars Worth Visiting in Taipei

Good Eye Taipei’s recommendations for gay bars to check out in Taipei.

2017/07/29 | Anqi Shen

Unveiling China's Women Judges

Who are women judges in China? What do they do? What are their roles and positions in the Chinese judicial profession? These questions help us to get to know female judicial officers in post-Mao China.

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!

2017/07/28 | Saigoneer

International Pop Culture Comes to Vietnam with Ariana Grande

With the fastest-growing middle class in the region and a staggering number of young, switched-on social media users, Vietnam is primed to become an attractive destination for international acts making the trip to Southeast Asia.

2017/07/27 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: 'Sound of Strike' Raising Awareness on Filipino Issues 'The Filipino Way'

'The Philippines is a country that is under a lot of attention. But the attention it gets is very one-sided,' says 23-year-old Jun Lin, one of the three working on the project. 'After Duterte took office, we have been seeing a lot of news coverage on the Philippines, but it’s all about what Duterte said.'

2017/07/26 | Olivia Yang

Q&A: Box Office Hit 'Bad Genius' Director on Making the Thai Heist Thriller

Critics have said the film is 'as entertaining as Ocean’s Eleven' and that it is 'a work of craft that will help raise Thai cinema to another level of diversity.'

2017/07/26 | Marta Colombo

From Hong Kong to Italy and Back: Heidi Li Sings Her Multicultural Journey

'Jazz is similar to Cantonese opera […] the singer takes over the pace, creating an amazing atmosphere that is almost spiritual.'

2017/07/26 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Foreign Baseball Players in Taiwan Hit Sweet Spot

Imported players are a hit in Taiwan’s professional baseball league, writes Tim Ferry.

2017/07/25 | Ayunda Nurvitasari

New Indonesian Anthology Asks People to Lighten Up About Religion

In a time when posting anything critical of religion on social media in Indonesia can land you in jail, author Feby Indirani released a collection of short stories that reflect her take on the increasingly more conservative society.

2017/07/25 | Jason Hsu

OPINION: Culture as a New Diplomatic Strategy for Taiwan

Taiwan’s culture potentially provides it with a unique diplomatic power, if it can harness it.

2017/07/21 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Director Zero Chou's Latest Project Films in LGBT Sensitive Cities

The award-winning director's new project involves filming in four cities in which LGBT topics are still banned.

2017/07/21 | Simon Chadwick

China's Football Play Sees Xi Pushing Others Offside

President Xi Jinping may be leading the line in China’s football grand plans, but recent moves have caught others in the world game offside, Simon Chadwick writes.