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2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng

Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam

Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.

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.

2016/07/14 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwanese Packaging Design Shines at International Design Awards

Innovative and practical Taiwan fish packaging design picks up nine international awards.

2017/04/05 | Beyonder Times

Cross-Cultural Ambassador: Swaziland Sisters’ Fashion Dream

When African culture meets Austronesian culture in fashion, what kind of sparks will you expect? LIHIYA might give you some clues.

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.

2016/08/09 | Malaysiakini

Malaysian Actor Boycotts Film Festival Over Awards Segregation

A well-known Malaysian actor and filmmaker is protesting racial segregation at a major film awards.

2017/07/07 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

2017/01/24 | Chublic Opinion

The River: China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

The River: why Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China can't step into the same river of history.

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.

2016/09/02 | Scott Weaver

Dadaocheng: New Life in a Historic District

One of Taipei’s oldest neighborhoods is getting revitalized with the opening of art galleries, cafés, and specialty shops in picturesque surroundings.

2017/07/11 | Agence France-Presse

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.

2017/04/21 | James Baron

From Caracas to Taipei: The Strange World of Ignacio Huang

The life of the Taiwan-born Argentine actor spans across continents and cultures.