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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.

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.

2017/09/02 | TNL 編輯

The Best Book Fairs in Taipei

In the era of digital publishing, physical book fairs remain popular in Taipei.

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.

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

2016/07/14 | Thomas Kellogg

China and the End of Reform

BOOK REVIEW: ‘China’s Future,’ By David Shambaugh

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.

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.

2016/07/29 | 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.

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.

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.

2016/12/02 | 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.

2016/12/09 | Sofia Ropek Hewson

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.

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.'

2017/08/06 | 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.