Category Archives: Culture Shiok

Covering issues of cultural differences including personal experiences and linguistic issues.

Maori-Taiwan exchange group forges ties

The Wild East / Culture Six Maori media studies undergraduates from Aukland University of Technology (AUT) made a tour of Taiwan in January this year, where they learned about its indigenous people. Creative media projects between New Zealand and Taiwan … Continue reading

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David Wood’s book launch ‘absolutely successful’

The Wild East / Entertainment BIRDS IN CAGES AT THE BIKE REPAIR SHOP is David Wood’s first book of poems, and on Saturday, April 12th 2014 we invited you to join us at Retro Coffee, for a night of poetry … Continue reading

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‘Sunflower’ kids to pack up and go home

Trista di Genova The Wild East, politics Taipei, April 9 – Claiming in an April 7 press statement in the legislature they had made significant progress in achieving their goals, the student leaders Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) and Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) … Continue reading

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Students to end occupation of Taiwan legislature Thursday

Photos and text via Ian Rowen April 7, Taipei — Chen Wei-Ting announces that the Sunflower Movement has achieved significant progress in the pursuit of its goals. The world has heard the news. Students are already forming a new organization … Continue reading

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Exclusive photos: Students occupying Taiwan’s legislature

by Dave Johnson / The Wild East / Politics Editor’s note: The following photographs were taken by Dave Johnson on the evening when Taiwanese students occupied and took control of the legislature in Taipei over the issue of a Trade … Continue reading

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The Wild East stands in solidarity today against mass surveillance.

The day we fight back: https://thedaywefightback.org/ The NSA “has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES The NSA “is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact … Continue reading

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Letters from a tense Thailand

By Kevin MacCash (listen to his music here) Jan 23. Phuket is like Detroit. A city they built for a population that isn’t coming anymore. A faded beauty. Since the protests started the people are coming less and less and … Continue reading

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Dihua street (迪化街) abuzz every Chinese New Year

Via pristine.net The name “Dihua” was given in 1947 by the Republic of China government, in reference to the city of Dihua (now called Ürümqi) in Xinjiang, and effectively joins a string of older streets in this area of Taipei … Continue reading

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The Writing Cure: A Conversation with Trista di Genova

When the TIBE (Taipei International Book Exhibition) comes to town Feb. 5-10, 2014 two local expat writers will be represented, L. Farrah Furtado and Trista di Genova. In a joint interview published in the February 2014 issue of Centered on … Continue reading

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How to tell someone off in Chinese

吵架必备汉语 The must-learn Chinese words when you are fighting with someone. 1. Go to hell. qù sǐ ba 。 去死吧。 2. You’re a jerk! nǐ shì gè fèi wù / hún qiú ! 你是个废物/混球! 3. Who do you think you … Continue reading

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