Posts from No Man Is an Island

The Journey Matters: A Conversation About Earthfest

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Brian Hioe spoke to Blaine Whiteley about Earthfest, which will take place in Miaoli from July 21st through July 24th.

From No Man Is an Island
On June 11, 2022
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The Sound of Ambient Rain with a Progressive Beat: NYORAI’s 雨の音

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雨の音 (rain sound) is a compact EP, but it manages to take listeners on a unique aural journey.

From No Man Is an Island
On June 5, 2022
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Taiwan Reliant on Voluntary Measures to Contain COVID-19

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As COVID-19 spreads throughout Taiwan as part of the current outbreak, what may be particularly of note is the degree to which the outbreak has interfaced with personal behavior.

From No Man Is an Island
On May 28, 2022
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Ethnography in the Club

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A Review of Dance Music Spaces

From No Man Is an Island
On May 18, 2022
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Review: Drifting Paris

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What now that capitalism has learned to embrace, eat, and digest attempts at subversion and criticism to the point that anti-capitalism becomes a vital force for capital?

From No Man Is an Island
On May 10, 2022
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The Many Repetitions of Hong Kong History

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There are few words fit to describe Blue Island (憂鬱之島), apart from “masterpiece.” The film stands out as an example of its genre, while also managing to be highly powerful and personal.

From No Man Is an Island
On April 22, 2022
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A Miao Church Choir Thrust into the Spotlight

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A Review of "Singing in the Wilderness" written in collaboration with Cinema Escapist, as part of coverage of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Keep an eye out for more!

From No Man Is an Island
On April 16, 2022
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A Glance into the Everyday of COVID

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This is a No Man is an Island film review written in collaboration with Cinema Escapist, as part of coverage of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Keep an eye out for more!

From No Man Is an Island
On April 12, 2022
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Immortality

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FOR A WEEK she stood inside a room at the Taichung train station. There was something quietly defiant about her stance, left foot crossed over her right, the weight of her body slightly on the back foot, as if she were just about to take a small step forward.

From No Man Is an Island
On March 8, 2022
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Non-Binary Taiwanese Drag King Stars In Netflix’s Midnight Asia

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From buzzy soap operas and historical dramas to award-winning films, programming centered on Taiwan continues to proliferate across Netflix. The latest entry: an episode of “Midnight Asia,” a six-part docuseries by InFocus Asia celebrating the diverse nightlife found in Asian metropolises, such as Seoul, Mumbai, Tokyo, Manila and Bangkok.

From No Man Is an Island
On February 11, 2022
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The High School Reunion (that No One Asked For)

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For the first time in a decade, I will travel one way. I have no clue how long I would stay, and what it meant for the life I had built in the States.

From No Man Is an Island
On January 25, 2022
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Taiwanese Noise Legend Dino Passes Away at Age 45

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The following article originally appeared on Electric Soul, a Hong Kong-based electronic music magazine and ticketing platform, on January 19th.

From No Man Is an Island
On January 21, 2022
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The KMT Enters the Metaverse…With Chiang Kai-shek NFTs

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At a time in which it is debated what should be done with symbols dating from the authoritarian period, the KMT proposes to bring these symbols into the digital age–with a dash of the party’s continual cringeworthy attempts to appeal to young people.

From No Man Is an Island
On January 18, 2022
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