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2017/01/19 | Tan Zi Hao
Language Shaming in Malaysia
Slamming stuttering tongues is just another act in a long history of oppression, writes Tan Zi Hao.
Indonesia, We Need to Talk About our Toxic Soap Opera Culture
Verbal and physical abuse in family dynamics, sexism and classism are just a few of the issues deeply rooted in this genre.
2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng
Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam
Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.
2017/01/18 | Bruce Jacobs
BOOK REVIEW: 'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait'
'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait' is an informative and lively book on the issues facing Taiwan today, and provides a good understanding for leaders of both Taiwan and the world’s democratic nations, writes Prof. Bruce Jacobs.
2017/01/16 | Cinema Escapist
INTERVIEW: From Falling in Love with Classical Indian Music to Documenting It on Film
It never occurred to film director Niharika Popli that she would end up making a debut documentary on one of India's most celebrated classical musicians.
2017/01/16 | Michael Beltran
'Are You Not Entertained?' Filipino Film Project Tackles Violence as Entertainment
Have we wanted this type of entertainment all along? Is our thirst for violent entertainment getting out of hand? Have we been betrayed by the television and internet media in the long run?
2017/01/15 | Jianguo Wu
[Nonfiction] 'Revolutionary Class'
A tribute to a father’s love in chaotic times.
2017/01/14 | James Baron
Dark Shadows and New Hope: Taiwan and El Salvador
'Taiwan's questionable role in Salvadoran politics is not limited to this dark period of the country's modern history.'
2017/01/11 | Edward White
My Party or My People? Indigenous Legislator on the Fight for Self-Determination in Taiwan
Taiwan looks set to open the door for its indigenous people to achieve some degree of autonomy. Will the rest of the population accept it?
2017/01/11 | Jay Lin
Nervous About Making a 'Taiwanese' Film? Don't Be
One thing is for sure, if the status quo doesn’t change, Taiwanese film industry will not grow; it will sink.
2017/01/10 | Olivia Yang
Taiwan Box Office Transparency Saga Continues
The Taiwan Film Institute has released its first new box office report. But is it enough to help Taiwan's box office transparency issues?
2017/01/10 | Li Xueqing
Chinese Publishers Turn to TV as Book Profits Spiral
Instead of selling the rights to their novels, publishers in China are launching their own production teams to adapt work for the screen.
REVIEW: A Simple Same-Sex Love Story in India
An introduction to India's new mini web series that tells a story of a sensational lesbian relationship.
2017/01/09 | Olivia Yang
TNLI’s Top Ten Movies of 2016
Check out TNLI's list of the top ten films in 2016.
Watch a Melodramatic Communist Ballet from 1964
A ballerina weeps over the hammer and sickle in Mao's production of "The Red Detachment of Women."
2017/01/05 | Raj Verma
Book Review: 'Chinese Economic Statecraft: Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy and State Control'
In 'Chinese Economic Statecraft: Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy and State Control,' William J. Norris examines how states use economic tools to pursue foreign policy objectives, focusing on the case of China. Although Raj Verma is not fully convinced by all the examples used to evidence the book’s central argument, Norris offers important insight into the various tools, mechanisms, processes and actors involved in the execution of China’s economic statecraft.
2017/01/05 | Jordan Todorov
Berlin’s Secret Cold War-Era Vineyard
This tiny, hidden vineyard planted at the birthplace of the first computer produces only 350 bottles of wine each year.