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2018/06/06 | The Third Pole
BOOK REVIEW: 'Happy Dreams' a China Trashpicker's Gem
The book is not just a literary tour de force, but also an intimate insight into the hopes and despair of migrant workers in China.
2018/04/23 | Blacksmith Books
BOOK EXCERPT: 'Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Lives in Hong Kong'
'Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.' — Barbara Haines Howett
2017/09/02 | TNL 編輯
The Best Book Fairs in Taipei
In the era of digital publishing, physical book fairs remain popular in Taipei.
2017/08/06 | Kevin Carrico
BOOK REVIEW: Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow
'Generation HK' is a welcome addition to the literature on contemporary Hong Kong.
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.
2017/04/28 | Keith Menconi
INTERVIEW: A Taiwan Punk Tale
Joe Henley talks to Keith Menconi about his new book, 'Bu San Bu Si: A Taiwan Punk Tale.'
2017/03/23 | Sarah Karacs
Q&A: Beijing Writer Stanley Chan on How Sci-Fi is Changing China
Ultimately we have to learn to get used to a world that humans are no longer the protagonist but playing a supporting role.
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.
BOOK REVIEW: 'Sex, Needs and Queer Culture: From Liberation to the Post-Gay'
If corporate backing for Pride events is one example of queer subcultures becoming increasingly commercialized, does this threaten the capacity to resist or might capitalism be progressive for queer subjects? In 'Sex, Needs and Queer Culture: From Liberation to the Post-Gay' David Alderson draws upon the work of Herbert Marcuse and Raymond Williams to examine processes of assimilation and resistance as well as the distinctions between countercultural and subcultural movements. Although she questions the particular focus on gay male culture, Sofia Ropek Hewson welcomes this rich and absorbing text for probing into the present relationship between capitalism, queer culture and political resistance.
2016/12/02 | Paul Wingrove
Book Review: The Economic War Against Cuba
Salim Lamrani aims to explains some of the essential background to the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans. Although not detailed enough for an academic audience, this book does offer a short chronicle and discussion of some of the key events and consequences of more than 50 years of American economic sanctions against Cuba, writes Paul Wingrove.
2016/09/19 | Jiayun Feng
OPINION: The Plight of Leftover Women in China
A personal and in-depth review of Leta Hong Fincher’s investigation into the plight of so-called ‘Leftover Women’ in China.
2016/07/29 | Yuan-ling Liang
Taiwan and U.S. Libraries Fall Victim to Copyright Infringement
A series of books on Amazon may be illegal copies of ancient books owned by the U.S. Library of Congress and Taiwan’s National Central Library.
2016/07/28 | Olivia Yang
Vending Machine Sells Picture Books Featuring Taiwan Aboriginal Culture
Since there was no bookstore in an aboriginal village in southern Taiwan, one man came up with an idea: a vending machine.
2016/07/14 | Thomas Kellogg
China and the End of Reform
BOOK REVIEW: ‘China’s Future,’ By David Shambaugh
2016/02/17 | TNL 編輯
Research Shows 92% College Students Prefer Physical Books Over E-Readers
While the number of people using smartphones and other portable devices users is growing rapidly, recent surveys show that e-reader users have been increasing rather slowly; in some cases, it has even been declining.