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2016/11/30 | ZiQing Low

App to Detect Dementia Developed in Taiwan

Someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds.

2016/12/01 | Yang Ling

Conquer English Now; The Roots of China’s Study Craze

The twin forces of neoliberalism and nationalism are fueling a countrywide ‘mania’ for language skills.

2016/12/09 | Xiaoling Zhang

The Effectiveness of the Chinese Cultural Centers and Confucius Institutes

With 500 Confucius Institutes and 1,000 Confucius Classrooms on campuses around the world today, both have become a global phenomenon. Just what purpose do they serve?

2017/04/01 | Claire Salisbury

Paying for Healthcare With Trees: Win-win For Orangutans and Communities

Borneo’s exhilaratingly innovative ASRI program is 'saving the rainforest with a stethoscope,' using healthcare to decrease logging and increase organic farming.

2016/12/16 | Jeffrey Hutton

The iPhone or the App: Why Indonesia Risks Being Nudged out of the Tech Game

It’s not the iPhones Indonesia should make it’s the apps on the phones, writes Jeffrey Hutton.

2016/12/27 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Nazi Parade Continues Decades of Ignorance; Netizens Defend Students

Taiwan's Jewish leaders say the incident is 'a cause for great concern,' while some Taiwanese are defending the students.

2016/12/27 | Hsu Chia-yu

Nazi Parade School Slammed for Misrepresenting Indigenous Massacre

The students have been slammed for being 'disrespectful' and 'totally ignorant of history.'

2017/03/15 | Alexis Dudden

Nippon Kaigi and Abe's Education Scandal

Due to its controversial education programs and unusually close connection to the Japanese Prime Minister, Moritomo Gakuen — a private education company in Osaka — is currently under scrutiny in the Japanese parliament and press.

2017/03/10 | Ernils Larsson

Is Japan's Far Right Losing Touch?

The kindergarten scandal shows Japan’s nationalist far-right is out of touch.

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?

2017/01/18 | Ryan Jones

One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One

The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.

2017/01/19 | Olivia Yang

Why Aren't Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?

'I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.'

2017/01/23 | Kyodo News

Daughter of Refugee Strives to Build Japanese School in Vietnam

‘My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and Vietnam,’ says Doan Thy Trang.

2017/01/25 | David Prentice

Is Taiwan Ready to Kick the Generalissimo, Again?

Students at a Taipei university think it is time Taiwan stops honoring an authoritarian dictator.

2017/01/26 | Lu Hongyong

Why A Crackdown on Private Tutoring Will Benefit Students

My son’s school life has been dominated by stress, overwork, and anxiety to succeed — but new legislation may remedy the situation.

2017/01/27 | Kate Bailey

BOOK REVIEW: 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters'

Presenting a collection of diary-style entries as though from a single academic year, Les Back chronicles three decades of his career in 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.' The book offers witty and thought-provoking insight into such topics as writing, PhD supervision, viva examiners and dealing with academic colleagues, as well as reflecting on some of the serious challenges facing higher education today. Kate Bailey anticipates that this book will become a firm favourite that will be read, and re-read, for years to come.

2017/01/28 | Jeffrey Hutton

In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home

Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.