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2017/09/30 | TNL Staff

Six Galleries to Visit in Taipei

'Good Eye Taipei’s' recommendation six art galleries to check out in Taipei.

2017/09/27 | Marcella Ho

Could Hong Kong’s Popular Culture Connect with the Global Market?

Whether Hong Kong has the same conditions, energy and vision to become the entertainment capital of Asia is debatable. Yet, it is worth noting that the popular cultures that are internationally successful all have very strong regional characteristics.

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.

2017/09/22 | Chublic Opinion

Why 'Wolf Warrior II' Beat Up 'Founding of an Army' at the Box Office

'Wolf Warrior II' smashed Communist Party propaganda fest 'Founding of an Army' at China's box office this summer, but while showing how far Chinese cinema has come in terms of production values, its overt and ugly patriotism left some with a bitter taste in the mouth.

2017/09/21 | Andrea Baldini

Digital Dialogue is Shaping China’s Public Spaces

Online reaction to Shanghai’s controversial sculpture of a urinating man shows how web users can deeply influence the physical realm.

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.

2017/09/20 | Zhang Jizhou

Why Chinese Internet is in Uproar over a Leaky Old Temple

News of a dilapidated Tang-era holy site sheds light on the country’s complex relationship with its cultural heritage.

2017/09/19 | Kenrick Davis

Chinese Rap Breaking Free of Mandarin

While some dialect rappers regard their art as an avenue to fame and fortune, for others, it is a tool for promoting and protecting local language and culture.

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!

2017/09/19 | Panagiotis Kotzathanasis

China Pressure Gives Young HK Directors Space to Breathe

Get the lowdown on who to watch among Hong Kong's young filmmakers as the lure of China's burgeoning box office provides space for a fresh crop of directors to offer their take on cinema and their city.

2017/09/17 | TNL Staff

Taipei's Vintage and Modern Record Shops

Experience the old-school romance of browsing through a record shop.

2017/09/17 | Cinema Escapist

Chinese Director Pengfei Portrays China's 'Left Behind Children'

A discipline of Tsai Ming-liang, Chinese director Pengfei discusses his latest film "The Taste of Rice Flower."

2017/09/15 | Matthew Walsh

A Future for Shoegaze in China

In China’s wealthy eastern cities, interest in dissonant, challenging rock music is at an all-time high.

2017/09/15 | Ketagalan Media

Does Taiwan Really Need More Foreigners?

Taiwan needs new talent but Taiwanese people’s inability to market the country effectively is hampering its ability to attract the right people.

2017/09/14 | Jefferson Lyndon D. Ragragio

The Forgotten Story of Indigenous Resistance in Northern Philippines

'The story of Butbut tribe and the peoples of Cordillera provides us a picture of why resistance and solidarity, albeit rarely presented in mainstream media reports, remain relevant these days.'

2017/09/13 | Nevin Thompson

Japan's Male Sex Workers Speak Out in 'Boys For Sale'

A new documentary provides a humane and empathetic look at the lives of men working in Tokyo's 'urisen' trade.

2017/09/10 | TNL 編輯

Six Independent Accessory Design Shops in Taipei

'Good Eye Taipei' shares six design accessory shops in Taipei you might not have heard of before.

2017/09/10 | Ni Dandan

Chinese Video Sharing Platform Stars Bypass China’s Fame Machine

The video-sharing platform gives rise to fan-made celebrities and a growing offline Anime, Comic and Games (ACG) community.

2017/09/09 | TNL 編輯

A Year-Round Guide to Taipei Design Events

Design events have become a new phenomenon for Taipei locals. From fashion to handcrafted goods, the city is far from short of artsy affairs.

2017/09/08 | Kenrick Davis

'Blondie of China' on the Future of Music

The Nova Heart frontwoman talks about commercialization, community and China’s music culture.

2017/09/07 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

To the End of Overtime: Is 'Dispatch' the Future of Work in Taiwan?

As part-time or short-term jobs become more common, Taiwan is considering legislation to regulate non-conventional employment.