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2016/11/04 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Pianist Rueibin Chen Calls for Taiwan to Use Arts for Diplomacy

'After China opened up, the arts and sports became diplomatic tools for the country, but the Taiwanese government hasn’t been doing the same. This has been the case for the last forty or fifty years.'

2016/11/03 | Hydar Saharudin

Confronting 'Chinese Privilege' in Singapore

Can coming face-to-face with a complex issue ensure justice, equality, and racial harmony in the Southeast Asian island state? Hydar Saharudin takes a look.

2016/11/01 | Kathy Cheng

[PHOTO STORY] A Redesigned Chinese Medicine Shop in Taipei

The popularity of Chinese medicine has been waning, but this traditional medicine clinic is rejuvenating itself through interior design.

2016/10/28 | Hsu Chia-yu

TNLI Listing of Weekend Events (10/28-30)

What's on this weekend in Taiwan.

2016/10/23 | Brian Hioe

EXHIBIT REVIEW: Taipei Biennial 2016

‘The Taipei Biennial 2016 not only fails to live up to its claimed aims, but in and of itself, does not cohere as an exhibition.’

2016/10/22 | Andy Wright

How 'All the President's Men' Defined the Look of Journalism on Screen

As we enter the final leg of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, let us examine one of the iconic film portrayals of press and politics.

2016/10/21 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan's Council of Indigenous Peoples Pulls Out of Hangzhou Cultural Expo

The organizers removed signage from the Council of Indigenous Peoples’ booth due to disagreement over using the term 'indigenous peoples.'

2016/10/19 | Beyonder Times

Japanese Live House Owner’s Romance: Connecting Indie Music of Taiwan and Japan

Terao Budha believes the nationality of a band has become less important. The point is whether the artists feel happy when they play their music.

2016/10/19 | Chen Jingnan

Chinese Writers of Children’s Stories Must Get with the Times

Established childrens’ authors are failing to capture changing attitudes toward marriage and gender.

2016/10/18 | Yuan-ling Liang

HK Manga Fans Call For Release of Detained Chinese Subtitle Translators

Protesters say the translators are 'cultural ambassadors' and that content providers depend on them to make their productions better known.

2016/10/14 | Olivia Yang

Director of WDC Mexico City 2018 Reflects on Taipei

What can Mexico City learn from Taipei, this year's World Design Capital? And what challenges does it face?

2016/10/14 | Kyodo News

Creating Personal Packages for Gifts Becoming Popular in Japan

Ever want to put an original photo and message on the packages of such products as cosmetics, cookies and beer given as gifts? Now you can.

2016/10/13 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Timbuktu and the Historic Ruling to Protect Culture

A country stripped of its history during war is rendered an orphan.

2016/10/13 | Olivia Yang

Art Exhibition Highlights Concerns of Penghu Casino Plan

The outlying island archipelago located in the Taiwan Strait will be seeing its second referendum on a casino bill this Saturday. A group of artists are raising awareness of the issue at a new exhibition in Taipei.

2016/10/13 | Bruce Jacobs

BOOK REVIEW: Green Island

A review of Shawna Yang Ryan's 'Green Island.'