“A Light Never Goes Out” Celebrates Hong Kong’s Iconic Neon Signs
"A Light Never Goes Out" is a spirited look into the craftsmen who build and maintain Hong Kong’s iconic neon signs. Though the film’s plot is somewhat boilerplate, it has beautiful cinematography, and demonstrates a genuine love for its subject
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What’s in a Sheet of Paper?
On China's 'white paper revolution'
Who Are This Year’s Fringe Candidates in the Taipei Mayoral Race?
The Taipei mayoral race saw twelve candidates this year. The three serious candidates are, of course, Chen Shih-chung of the DPP, Chiang Wan-an of the KMT, and Vivian Huang of the TPP. It remains unclear as to which of them may win, with a tight three-way race anticipated. At the same time, as the nation’s capital, Taipei often attracts a number of fringe mayoral candidates. This was no different this year, with the views of these candidates on display at the four-hour policy platform held by the Central Election Commission, in which all of the candidates were given thirty minutes to express their views
Twitter Is a Transnational Company
Musk has tried to ingratiate himself with authoritarians the world over.
Taiwan’s Founding Mothers?: Untold Herstory
If America needs more 1619 stories than it does 1776 ones, then Taiwan needs more stories about 228 and the White Terror.
The Cross-Straits Politics of Global Panda Health
Tuan Tuan, one of four giant pandas displayed in the Taipei Zoo, has become ill with brain lesions.
Fake It Real Examines the Relation Between Truth and Fiction in the Age of Disinformation
The exhibition concerns itself with the spread of fake news and disinformation globally, featuring works reflecting both Taiwanese and international artists.
Jiufen Old Street: A 2022 Pandemic Profile from a Taiwanese American Tourist
If you've heard of Jiufen, you might know it is the site of filming for many Taiwanese movies, most notably City of Sadness. You might have heard it has wonderful teahouses, and maybe from a friend you heard to try the taro balls there. But you probably first and foremost know it as where Hayao Miyazaki allegedly drew inspiration from in Spirited Away.I
Of Couches and Class Rage
no such thing as a free couch
Rainie Yang Controversy Prompts Netizens to React by Posting Photos of Seafood on Social Media
A recent scandal involved singer Rainie Yang (楊丞琳) claiming not to be Taiwanese, but a “Guangdong person that grew up in Taiwan” on a Chinese program. Yang claimed this despite being born in Taipei in 1984 because her father is of Cantonese descent.
“Demigod: The Legend Begins” Breathes New Life Into Taiwanese Puppetry
Pili Puppetry is a well-known Taiwanese glove puppet series, which transposes wuxia tales of martial arts chivalry to a fantasy setting.
The Politics of Food and the Pelosi Visit
Although most discussion of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has been about geopolitical implications, a bizarre undertext to the visit were the times food came up as part of political attacks.