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2017/03/23 | James Baron
Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?
'Amazingly,' wrote Kaori Shoji, 'Taiwan is the one country where the Japanese imperialists managed to do more good than harm.'
Troubled Waters: China Seeks Return to Vassal States in the South China Sea
A look at how China's past affects its current stance on maritime disputes in the South China Sea.
2017/02/28 | James Baron
Ghosts of the Stronato: Asunción's Taiwanese Expats a Dying Breed
In 1986 the Taiwan leader was granted his own effigy in Paraguay's capital. But what of Taiwan's expats in Paraguay today?
2017/02/28 | TNL Staff
Pizza Hut and Politics Detract from Somber Day in Taiwan
For many in Taiwan, February 28 is a day to reflect on the country’s brutal history, but the somber occasion has been marred by distractions this year.
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.'
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.
2016/09/01 | Edward Friedman
[BOOK REVIEW] Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun
'Understanding relations between these two major economies requires consideration of many centuries of history.' A review of June Teufel Dreyer's 'Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present.'
2016/08/16 | Rikki Kersten
Akihito: A Challenge for Japan's Nationalists
'Some analysts argue that Akihito has spent his 28-year reign atoning for the war that was waged in his father Hirohito’s name.'
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.