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2018/06/17 | Leora Joy
Taipei and the Tactics of Everyday Life
Creative resistance allows residents to make their cities work for them in surprising ways.
2018/06/15 | Atlas Obscura
From Nazis to Noodles: How Shanghai Welcomed WWII's Jewish Refugees
Shanghai's Hongkou was one of the few places in the world to throw open its doors to Jews fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany.
2018/06/15 | Saigoneer
Walking the '60s Aisles of Saigon's First Ever Supermarket
The opening in 1967 attracted the cream of Saigon society.
2018/06/08 | The Conversation
K-Pop, BTS and Breaking America
The Korean boy band BTS is the advance guard of what could well be a K-pop invasion of the West.
The Timor-Leste Tree: How East Timor Nearly Lost Its Illustrious Sandalwood
The fate of the sandalwood tree is inextricably linked to East Timor's turbulent history.
2018/06/06 | Jocelle Koh
INTERVIEW: Taiwanese Waves’ Mia Yen on Bringing Taiwanese Music to New York
One woman is on a mission to take Taiwan's leading musical talent to a wider audience in New York.
2018/06/06 | The Third Pole
BOOK REVIEW: 'Happy Dreams' a China Trashpicker's Gem
The book is not just a literary tour de force, but also an intimate insight into the hopes and despair of migrant workers in China.
2018/05/25 | The Interpreter
Confronting Coldstore: Why Singapore Must Face Its Past
There is still time for those who took part in epoch-making events in Singapore's history to give their personal testimony.
2018/05/24 | Darice D. Chang
'Metal Politics Taiwan': Dual Lenses, Dueling Perspectives
The new film 'Metal Politics Taiwan' follows rocker-turned-politician Freddy Lim's first year in office. It was first shown at this year's Urban Nomad Film Festival.
2018/05/19 | Chris W. Hubbard
8 Reasons Why Brand Communications in Taiwan Turn the World Away
Corporate culture keeps Taiwan's products and services stuck at the back of the global shelf.
2018/05/11 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Captain Democracy Flies to Malaysia's Rescue
Will time and its emissary, Mahathir Mohamad, heal Malaysia's wounds?
2018/05/11 | James Baron
Moroccan Chef Brings Taste of Marrakesh to Taipei
A Moroccan native makes his way in Taipei by making mouths water.
2018/05/11 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Urban Nomad Subverts, Inspires, Strengthens
This year's offerings cover dashcams, porn, punk and violent revolutions.