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2020/11/05 | Nelson Chung

What Baseball Says About Taiwanese Culture and Identity

As Taiwanese players have been shining on the baseball diamond these days, it may be a great time to examine the issues relating to Taiwanese culture and identity that linger over the local baseball scene.

2017/05/01 | Edward Columbia

Carrying the Torch: Clashing Horns at a Grasslands Festival in Sichuan

[Nonfiction] For China's Yi communities, largely concentrated in the southwestern provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, the Torch Festival is among the biggest events of the year.

2019/07/18 | Saigoneer

Connecting With Cities Through Urban Sketching

Louis Barnard no longer takes photos to share with his family, opting instead to share intimate urban sketches to document Vietnamese culture.

2016/12/29 | Eric Tsai

OPINION: Taiwanese — Ignorantly Progressive?

While Taiwan is spending time and energy on raising awareness of social issues, Taiwanese have been neglecting the importance of cultivating, through education, both local and international cultural sensitivity.

2017/05/23 | Kuan Chen

WeChat 'Red Envelopes' Scandalize a Student Election in Sydney

Worlds collide: A university election in Australia was marred by allegations of bribery involving a Chinese student and a popular WeChat feature.

2017/01/01 | Mariana Zapata

Happy New Year! You Are Now a Year Older in Korea

In the Korean peninsula, every person turns a year older on the Lunar New Year.

2017/03/15 | Kirsten Han

Why Disney's 'Gay Moment' is Causing Hysteria in Singapore

The church's lack of acceptance has a very real impact on the mental health of LGBT people, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.

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.

2015/12/04 | Kenzo

Aborigine Sentenced Three Years for Hunting in the Mountains

A Bunun clergyman points out that aboriginals hunting and eating food from the mountains is part of their traditional culture, therefore the government should not punish aborigines for hunting on days that aren’t tribal ceremonies.

2017/05/25 | Shannon Lin

Re-Imagining the Formosan Flag: Taiwan's First Appeal for International Help

'The difference between the two tigers is hidden in their eyes; the obverse side has undilated pupils while the reverse has dilated ones. Researchers believe this contrast is a metaphor for day and night, symbolizing constant vigilance.'

2017/01/19 | Ariane Anantaputri

Indonesia, We Need to Talk About our Toxic Soap Opera Culture

Verbal and physical abuse in family dynamics, sexism and classism are just a few of the issues deeply rooted in this genre.

2017/03/22 | Chen Yudan

What Food Tells Us About China’s Confused National Identity

Variety is the country’s culinary hallmark, but it doesn’t help the Chinese pin down exactly what it means to be Chinese.

2016/06/14 | Yuan-ling Liang

FEATURE: Taiwanese Literature Studies on the Brink

As another university closes its department of Taiwanese literature, academics and students disagree on the reasons for its demise.