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Of Couches and Class Rage

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no such thing as a free couch

From Popula
On September 14, 2022
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The Politics of Food and the Pelosi Visit

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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.

From No Man Is an Island
On August 10, 2022
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Uh No, Things Are Perfectly Chill in Taiwan

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People need to hear about Taiwanese perspectives

From Popula
On August 5, 2022
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Now is the Age of Dictator Failsons in Asia Pacific

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The children of dictators often attempt to evoke nostalgia for the good old days.

From Popula
On July 27, 2022
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台灣的環境歷史作為藝術:在聚合世代採集時間

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Taiwan’s Ecological History as Performance: The Collection of Time in the Polymer Age

From No Man Is an Island
On July 19, 2022
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What Would “Cultural Sovereignty” Mean for Taiwan in an Age of Digital Media?

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Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te made comments at the recent National Culture Congress earlier this month that might strike as somewhat unusual.

From No Man Is an Island
On June 22, 2022
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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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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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Sticking the Landing of the Pandemic in Taiwan

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Moving past COVID-zero into a safer future.

From Popula
On May 25, 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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Best Taiwanese Indie Albums of 2021

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New Bloom members Peter Freestone and Brian Hioe pick some of their favorite indie albums from 2021, focusing on bands from Taiwan. ​This is the fourth in a series of Best Album lists compiled by New Bloom.

From No Man Is an Island
On January 7, 2022
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The History of Queer Parties in Taiwan

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Brian Hioe spoke to Levin Lo, or DJ Rainbowchild, a veteran of the queer party scene in Taiwan. Among other things, Rainbowchild was the DJ that played at the wedding banquet party that celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in Taiwan in May 2019, as the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage.

From No Man Is an Island
On December 17, 2021
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Life Goes On in the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

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Some anchor or host might ask, in tense, worried tones, about what people are thinking or feeling on the ground in Taiwan, and I’m just like, “Uhhhhhhh, people are calm. Nobody is freaking out. Life goes on.”

From No Man Is an Island
On December 8, 2021
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