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2016/08/17 | Yang Ning

Unknown, Unheard: Where Are All the Chinese Composers?

The Internet age is breaching new frontiers, but Chinese classical musicians are noticeably absent.

2016/08/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwanese Flock to See Controversial Hong Kong Film

Banned in China, the controversial Hong Kong film 'Ten Years' is enjoying good play time in Taiwan.

2016/08/10 | Olivia Yang

New Film Project Sheds Light on Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Taiwan

'I think this subject, the sexual exploitation of minors, is a very difficult one. We wanted to do it in a way that I would want to watch it, even if I don’t understand that world.'

2016/08/09 | Rinse

PHOTO STORY: Chinese Opera Has Changed in Thailand

Fewer and fewer ethnic Chinese are willing to become members of Chinese opera crews in Thailand. How is the traditional art holding up then?

2016/08/08 | Sarah Laskow

Did a Coded Message Lead an American to a Lost Civilization in China?

In 2016, the odds of finding a 'lost' civilization or even a city seem low. And yet...

2016/08/04 | Olivia Yang

Pianist Gwhyneth Chen Offers Lessons to 'Give Taiwanese Pianists An Opportunity'

'The funding problems faced by the competition raise a very real and serious question of whether classical music can survive in Taiwan in such a starved environment.'

2016/08/02 | Steven Crook

Chimei Museum’s Violins and Tools of Violence

Industrialist Shi Wen-long shares his eclectic and fascinating collection of art and artifacts through his private museum.

2016/08/02 | Olivia Yang

Online Media Mata Taiwan Bridges the Gap Between Aborigines and 'Han Chinese'

'Many non-Aborigines see Taiwan as one community that should come together to pursue a mutual goal, but the differences in Aborigine and Han consciousness need to be addressed for us to discuss a future together.'

2016/08/01 | Matthew Fulco

In Taipei, the Rising Sun Casts a Long Shadow

More than 70 years after Japanese colonial rule in Taiwan ended, Japan’s legacy endures in the Taiwanese capital.  

2016/07/29 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwan and U.S. Libraries Fall Victim to Copyright Infringement

A series of books on Amazon may be illegal copies of ancient books owned by the U.S. Library of Congress and Taiwan’s National Central Library.

2016/07/28 | Olivia Yang

Vending Machine Sells Picture Books Featuring Taiwan Aboriginal Culture

Since there was no bookstore in an aboriginal village in southern Taiwan, one man came up with an idea: a vending machine.

2016/07/27 | Austin Chad Willhoft

INTERVIEW: Taiwanese Artist Highlights Global Climate Change Through QR-Code Art

One of Taiwan’s less-known diplomatic allies, Tuvalu, is threatened by rising sea levels, and has inspired a Taiwanese artist to raise awareness of the issue through eco-art.

2016/07/27 | Jules Quartly

Your Home Away from Home – Camping in Taiwan

Camping is the ideal way to rest and relax in nature and has become an extremely popular leisure activity in Taiwan over the past decade. For good reason.  

2016/07/26 | Olivia Yang

Art a Social Responsibility, Taiwanese Mountain Trash Artist Says

'I keep telling myself my art isn’t just about being different on the outside. I want people to know the art I create is to make a difference in society.'

2016/07/26 | Steven Crook

Chiayi: Visiting the City of 'Commendable Righteousness'

The opening of the National Palace Museum branch in nearby Taibao is bringing more tourists to the area.

2016/07/22 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan’s Extinct Siraya Language Returns to Life

One of Taiwan's earliest Aboriginal writing systems, once thought to be extinct, will soon be taught in schools across Tainan.