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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.'
2018/09/07 | Stuart Heaver
China's One Belt, One Road Is One Dimensional Compared with the Maritime Original
Exploring the breadth and diversity of cultural and economic exchange enabled by the Maritime Silk Road reveals the comparative paucity of its modern-day counterpart.
2018/08/29 | 鄺健銘
Malaysian Singer's 'Motherland' Comments Stir Chinese Introspection
When Malaysian singer Priscilla Abby referred to China as her 'motherland' on a Chinese TV show, it whipped the overseas Chinese community into a frenzy.