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2016/10/13 | Bruce Jacobs

BOOK REVIEW: Green Island

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

2016/10/11 | Nathan Jubb

The Rags-to-Riches Artist Who Doesn’t Want Riches

From humble beginnings in rural China, ballpoint pen artist Ji Hongyan found fame while working in an university canteen.

2016/10/10 | Chen Changye

The Rise and Fall of Film Adaptations in Chinese Cinema

Transforming content into movies has been a popular trend in Chinese cinema for decades, but recently artistic quality has been declining.

2016/10/09 | Brian Hioe

OP-ED: Nuit Blanche, A Half-Hearted Attempt At Making Taipei Look Like An 'Artsy' City?

'Taipei’s hosting of Nuit Blanche seems like a half-hearted, commercialized attempt to make Taipei look like an artistic city when the actual creative centers of the city are at risk.'

2016/10/08 | Luke Spencer

Why The Hallmark Card Company Owns Thousands of Priceless Artworks

Exploring the modern art collection at Hallmark HQ in Kansas City.

2016/10/08 | Dinah Gardner

BOOK REVIEW: The People’s Republic of Control

A review of Stein Ringen’s ‘The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century’

2016/10/07 | ZiQing Low

‘Flight Pattern’ Video Calling for Taiwan’s Inclusion in ICAO Goes Viral

A time-lapse video shows the importance of Taiwan as an air traffic hub.

2016/10/07 | Kira-Anne Pelican

‘Journey to the West’ — A Chinese Epic for Western Eyes

If film adaptations of traditional Chinese tales are to succeed, they must appeal to universal cultural norms.

2016/10/06 | Mo Tz-pin

Film Festival Highlights Debate over Death Penalty in Taiwan

A group opposed to capital punishment hopes to raise awareness on the controversial issue through films and after-screening discussions.

2016/10/05 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Film Festival Director Hopes Taiwan Can Lead LGBT Discussion in Asia

From directing an annual film festival to holding Taiwan's first LGBT awards ceremony, Jay Lin wants to connect Taiwan with the international community.

2016/10/05 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan Tunes Out of TV

Low investment and lax regulations threaten the long-term survival of the domestic television industry.

2016/10/05 | Li You

Eat, Pray, Escape: Reality TV for Leftover Women

An upcoming show that seeks to set unmarried women free from social pressure encounters some resistance.

2016/10/03 | Olivia Yang

Filmmaker Ang Lee Wants to Bring Audiences Closer to Reality

The Taiwanese director's latest film 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' will be the first in the world to be screened in a new format using 3D at a resolution of 4,000 pixels and 120 frames-per-second.

2016/09/27 | J. Michael Cole

[BOOKS] Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: A Journey

Published by Routledge today, ‘Convergence or Conflict’ shows why Taiwan matters, where it is headed, and why ‘peaceful unification’ is illusory.

2016/09/21 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan Knows What's Wrong With Its Film Industry. So Why Isn't It Changing?

A South Korean box office hit has set off a flurry of discussions about the state of Taiwan's film industry.

2016/09/19 | Jiayun Feng

OPINION: The Plight of Leftover Women in China

A personal and in-depth review of Leta Hong Fincher’s investigation into the plight of so-called ‘Leftover Women’ in China.

2016/09/19 | Darnell Gardner Jr.

Uyghur Rapper Reps China’s West

AThree-Arslan hopes his music can help reshape perceptions of Xinjiang and its people.

2016/09/13 | Chublic Opinion

Sex, Lies and Wang Baoqiang

Inadvertently, by displaying his flawed marriage to millions of viewers, 'dumb root' poses a not so dumb ethical conundrum that proves challenging for a society constantly renegotiating the borderline between private autonomy and the collective purpose as a community.