Monthly Archives: May 2010

Canadian brings power to the people with clean technologies

By Trista di Genova Staff Writer Toronto native Scott Phipps came to Taiwan with a mission. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a master’s degree in Communication and Development, he consulted governments, then worked with academia, NGOs … Continue reading

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We pop the question to Taiwan's 'young heavenly king'

Jay Chou is the emperor of Mando-pop. But does he plan to conquer the West, too? By Trista di Genova STAFF REPORTER Westerners react to the music of Jay Chou (周杰倫) in one of two ways. They either see it … Continue reading

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'New' Curriculum Ideas for Taiwan

Dear Taipei Times, I am a lecturer at National Taiwan University (NTU), but I also have had the opportunity to teach toddlers, elementary, high school and college students over the past two years. Regarding English instruction, it seems a pity … Continue reading

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Taiwan tries to untangle mangled (but fun) Chinglish

By Dan Bloom, The Wild East Taiwan’s Commission for the Management of Language Use’s mission is to get rid of Chinglish, which irks fans of the island nation’s linguistic maladaptations For English speakers with subpar Mandarin Chinese language skills, daily … Continue reading

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Taiwan Researchers Wage War on Male Hormones?

“A team of Taiwanese doctors have found a way to repress male hormones in what could lead to the prevention of liver cancer, reports said yesterday. The team led by China Medical University Professor Chang Chawnshang used animal testing to … Continue reading

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Night of Heaven at the Edge of Anarchy, Part 2

By The Bangkok Banshee The Wild East Magazine Even in the absence of patrons I decided that I could at least splash back a few cocktails and just “be,” as I could not bear the thought of another lackluster night … Continue reading

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Lowdown Leaves Qingdao

By Jonathan Chandler The Wild East Magazine Magpies… What was it? One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, hundreds of the frockers, a glut. A glut of magpies – building their intricate stick houses the size of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong envoy takin' care of business

Know Your Trade Rep By Trista di Genova Perry Fung joined the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in Taiwan in 1989. He has been working in various business Departments (Exhibitions, Publications and Business Matching Departments), as well as serving in … Continue reading

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