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2017/09/08 | Nevin Thompson
The Strange Case of the Japanese Plastic Surgeon Who Admires Nazis
'For the time being, Takasu, by all accounts, remains unapologetic about his statements, despite the overwhelming evidence of the Nazis’ atrocities, and despite criticism of his remarks both in Japan, and, increasingly, abroad.'
2017/08/30 | Ma Te
Orthodox Churches, Unorthodox Histories in China’s Far Northeast
In icy Harbin, a smattering of crumbling onion domes unmasks the city’s past life as a melting pot of European, Russian and Chinese culture.
2017/08/16 | Dai Wangyun
China’s New Mothers Look to Both Science and Superstition
Increased access to modern medicine has not stopped women in China from embracing traditional rules, taboos and superstitions after birth.
2017/08/14 | Jules Quartly
(Re)Naming Yourself in Asia and Beyond
The millennial obsession with multiple online identities is balanced by the fact that 'real' names still mean something.
2017/08/09 | Shannon Lin
The Last of Taiwan's 'Blind Masseurs'
'Blind massage' was first introduced to Taiwan by the Japanese during the colonial era. More than 100 years later, signs for blind massage parlors remain a common sight in the underground malls and streets of Taiwan but the number of masseurs is declining.
2017/08/04 | Anthony Fung
Behind the Beat in China: Indie Music, Festivals and the Performance Economy
Music sales no longer constitute the major source of revenue for musicians and record companies, particularly for indie bands. Instead, the music industry in China depends largely on live performances.
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.
2017/07/26 | Marta Colombo
From Hong Kong to Italy and Back: Heidi Li Sings Her Multicultural Journey
'Jazz is similar to Cantonese opera […] the singer takes over the pace, creating an amazing atmosphere that is almost spiritual.'
2017/07/25 | Jason Hsu
OPINION: Culture as a New Diplomatic Strategy for Taiwan
Taiwan’s culture potentially provides it with a unique diplomatic power, if it can harness it.
Visiting the Real Mongolia
Although many travelers from Taiwan visit the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, true adventures seekers don’t settle for Mongolia-light, writes Tim Ferry.
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.
Korea's First Black Model is Facing Widespread Racism
Some mixed-race children in South Korea are bullied at school and constantly taunted as 'tuigi,' a derogatory term that literally means cross-bred animals.
Foreigners in China Should Check Their Privilege
Why are Chinese hesitant to police foreigners’ bad behavior when they’re so quick to condemn their own?
On the Front Lines of Taiwan's History in Kinmen
Once the focal point of hostilities between China and Taiwan, the Kinmen archipelago has evolved into a fascinating tourist destination.