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2022/05/21 | SueAnn Shiah

Who is Taiwanese? : A Taiwanese American Christian’s Response to the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church Shooting

We are a complicated people with so many backgrounds, stories, and ways of understanding identity. We are all a part of Taiwan, whether we call ourselves Taiwanese or not.

2022/06/23 | James X. Morris

A Gotad Picnic With Ifugaos Living in Taiwan

Ifugao Filipinos recently gathered in Taipei to celebrate Gotad, a holiday of thanksgiving. The occasion was day of respite for mostly blue-collar and domestic workers. “Our goal is to help one another in physical, spiritual, and monetary help,” organizer Barbie Bren Dulnuan said.

2022/09/27 | Michael Fahey

What Taiwan’s Intermediate Skilled Manpower Classification Means

Taiwan’s new “intermediate skilled manpower” classification has potential to benefit migrant workers and create a more diverse society in the long term. But there is a risk of developing a permanent underclass unable to fully participate in the economic, social, and cultural mainstream of Taiwanese life.

2022/04/07 | Brian Hioe

Taiwan’s Political Culture As Expressed in an Absurd Ad

As old political slogans and tropes lose their cache, viral fame has become the coin of the realm for politicians and politically-minded comedians alike.

2022/06/10 | James X. Morris

Local Groups Are Surveying Cemeteries in New Taipei, Marking a Possible Change in Public Opinions Towards Graveyard Heritage

Activists are making a case to the city government why these cemeteries are valuable heritage resources through their survey.

2022/09/07 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Economic Slowdown (Part 1): Taiwan’s Wages Are Growing Too Slowly to Allow Profits Grow

Taiwan’s issue isn’t that consumer prices are growing too quickly. It’s that wages are growing too slowly.