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2018/10/24 | New Bloom

INTERVIEW: Taiwan Labor Film Festival Screens Stories of Struggle and Solidarity

A chat with Catta Chou, curator of the 2018 Taiwan International Labor Film Festival – which is now underway in Taipei.

2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight

Taiwan Cinema Through the Lens of Wei Te-sheng

A new book charts the blossoming of Taiwan's cinema from the dawn of the democratic era to the present day.

2018/10/11 | Taiwan Insight

ANALYSIS: Here's Why the ROC Agrees with the PRC in the South China Sea

The ROC maintains its claims in the South China Sea based on a historical connection to a country it has been separated from since 1949.

2018/10/07 | Global Voices

INDONESIA: Indie Film Festival Acts as a Lens Into Indigenous Papua

A new indie film festival gives a deeper look into the hardships and triumphs of Papua's indigenous amid ongoing land disputes and conflict with Jakarta.

2018/10/06 | Taiwan Insight

Inside Taiwan's Indie Music Scene: Is It Truly 'Independent'?

Taiwan's indie scene has coalesced with the mainstream, sometimes muddying the distinction between 'indie' and 'independent.'

2018/10/06 | Atlas Obscura

This Japanese Candy Artist Is Taking Her Sugar Stardom Worldwide

'Candy5,' who practices traditional Japanese amezaiku candy art, has performed at the Epcot Center and art exhibitions around the world.

2018/10/02 | Asia Dialogue

An Ode to Lo Ta-yu, a Taiwanese Cultural Icon & Mandopop Legend

Lo Ta-yu rose to superstardom in the 1980s and continues to influence Mandopop and Taiwanese music to this day.

2018/09/28 | Saigoneer

ILLUSTRATIONS: Tokyo by Night in Watercolors

Polish expat Mateusz Urbanowicz illuminates a side of Tokyo less seen.

2018/09/25 | Jennifer Yang

INTERVIEW: Taiwanese Fashion Designer Sami Chen Charms New York Fashion Week

The concert pianist turned fashion designer introduces us to her new collection, and Miffy the adorable bunny.

2018/09/14 | Global Voices

PHILIPPINES: Celebrating Chabanaco: Asia's Only Spanish Creole

Join the campaign to preserve a unique language of the southern Philippines.

2018/09/13 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Stretching the Truth

A viral firestorm over a Japanese man's leg movements has engulfed Taiwan.

2018/09/10 | MuYi

Taipei Hosts Asia-Pacific Film Festival, Showcasing Asia's Best New Movies

Taiwanese films scooped up two awards, including Best Director, and the event spotlighted Southeast Asian hits like 'Bad Genius' and 'Respeto.'