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2017/08/02 | Dinah Gardner
BOOK REVIEW: 'Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy to a City'
'Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy for a City' spans five decades, two husbands, a dozen other lovers, a handover to the Motherland, the dementia of the author's mother and the death of her father.
2017/12/20 | Lo
Nationalist Treasure: Taipei's Streets Contain a Secret Map of China
Taipei's street names are rarely older than 50 years, but their story goes back another century.
2017/02/27 | Mong Palatino
Why Singapore Changed the Name of the New World War II Exhibition
Many felt the name was an insult to thousands who suffered during the Japanese occupation.
2017/02/15 | James Baron
Odd Couple: Fuxing's Flak Towers Provide Blast from Taiwan's Past
While the towers are unlikely to scoop an award for aesthetics, they provide a glimpse of a period of Taiwan's modern history that, like their embrasures, expands to offer a macroscopic view when probed.    
2017/02/14 | Hunter Marston
Lifting the Shadows on a Secret War
BOOK REVIEW: Joshua Kurlantzick's 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA' (New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017), reviewed by Hunter Marston.
Eyes on the Spies in Thailand: New CIA Files Released
Andrew MacGregor Marshall gives his overview of some of the CIA files on Thailand that have now been declassified and made widely available to the public for the first time. From tales of tantrums and toilet breaks to kingly admissions of involvement in coups, it makes for eye-opening reading.
2017/01/24 | Chublic Opinion
The River: China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
The River: why Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China can't step into the same river of history.
2016/12/23 | James Baron
Forgotten Hero: Remembering Sun Li-jen
'Indeed, dashing, brave and a natural leader of men, Sun was an immediate favorite with the British and the Americans, and one of the few Chinese commanders that the Allies saw as tactically adept. It was for these reasons that MacArthur, Rusk et al promoted Sun as the only way of staving off disaster in Taiwan.'
Pain Still Runs Deep as Taiwan Marks 30 Years Since Martial Law
Official records state around 140,000 people were tried by military courts with as many as 8,000 executed during the 38-year crackdown. Many believe the actual numbers are higher.
2017/05/25 | Shannon Lin
Re-Imagining the Formosan Flag: Taiwan's First Appeal for International Help
'The difference between the two tigers is hidden in their eyes; the obverse side has undilated pupils while the reverse has dilated ones. Researchers believe this contrast is a metaphor for day and night, symbolizing constant vigilance.'
2017/05/17 | ZiQing Low
Remembering Green Island’s First Political Prisoners
Today marks 66 years since the first group of political prisoners were taken to Taiwan’s Green Island.
2016/09/03 | David Shambaugh
What is Zhao Ziyang’s Legacy?
The former Chinese Communist Party Secretary's vision for China and its relevance endures today and into the future.
2016/08/03 | Edward White
Is Taiwan Heading into a Legal Nightmare Over the KMT’s Assets?
The KMT’s ill-gotten assets may be difficult to reclaim if they have changed hands over the years, a London-based lawyer says.
2016/08/02 | Steven Crook
Chimei Museum’s Violins and Tools of Violence
Industrialist Shi Wen-long shares his eclectic and fascinating collection of art and artifacts through his private museum.
2016/06/17 | Bruce Jacobs
A Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Taiwan: Is It Necessary?
A Truth and Reconciliation Commission would have to make explicit how the government of Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo was colonial, in that it was rule by outsiders in the interests of outsiders.