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2021/06/18 | Taiwan Insight

“We Are Not Puppies, We Are Who We Are:” A Voice From the Indigenous Taiwanese Diaspora

“People would only know that you are good at singing and dancing as an Indigenous person, and they are barely interested in who you really are.”

2021/02/24 | Bryan Chou

With Confucius Institutes Shuttering Across US, Can Taiwanese Teachers Fill the Gap?

Taiwanese teachers of Mandarin are in high demand in the U.S., but opinions vary over whether they can fill the gap left by Chinese teachers.

2021/01/29 | Michael Fahey

Taiwan Can Reclaim Its Place as a Center of Mandarin Education

The decline in American students in China is a unique opportunity for Taiwan to reclaim its place as a center for Chinese language studies and organically deepen relations with its most important ally.

2018/11/07 | The Interpreter

How YouTubers Are Protecting Cantonese & Other Dialects From the CCP

They didn't set out to do it, but young people in Hong Kong and China have erected a formidable line of defense against Beijing's efforts to drown out dialects in favor of Mandarin.

2018/08/24 | Catherine Chou

The Worrying Cross-Strait and Linguistic Messages of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The film is now in theaters in Taiwan. Is it a victory for Asian representation in Hollywood, or for the linguistic and cultural domination of the Chinese Communist Party?

2017/09/19 | Kenrick Davis

Chinese Rap Breaking Free of Mandarin

While some dialect rappers regard their art as an avenue to fame and fortune, for others, it is a tool for promoting and protecting local language and culture.

2016/06/30 | Yuan-ling Liang

Want to Learn a Language While Watching YouTube?

A new app developed in Taiwan allows language learners to tap on the characters and words in YouTube video subtitles.