Winter Solstice: Its Request of You, and Yours of It

Rebecca Grace Kehl – revised copy for December 24, 2016 More and more people are learning about the Solstices and Equinoxes, and how they are the original holidays and celebrations of which modern holidays, like Christmas, and all it’s flashing lights and noise, were created. Let’s revive what this time of

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Made in Taiwan: A Polynesian Adventure

In 2006 Oscar Kightley, of ‘Naked Samoan’ fame, and New Zealand radio/TV host Nathan Rarere traced their ancestry via DNA to Taiwan. They made a trek and documentary about it titled ‘Made in Taiwan’. Kightley and Rarere began their journey in New Zealand, where they took a DNA swab, and

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FEPOW 70th anniversary event to be held at Taipei SPOT

T The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society is holding a FEPOW Day (Far East Prisoners of War) event this coming Saturday evening August 15th at 5:30 pm. at the Spot Theatre – 18, Zhongshan North Road Sec. 2 in downtown Taipei. At this time there is still plenty of space

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George Psalmanazar: Taiwan’s first diplomat!

By Sean Kaiteri / Culture Vulture for The Wild East In 1703, England received her first ever exotic traveler from Formosa (Now Taiwan): a charming man who enjoyed telling everyone all the crazy and foreign things he and his “people” did from the faraway land. One problem? That man was

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‘The Last Samurai’: Travels in Formosa

By Jerome Keating / originally published in Taipei Times Notes of Travel in Formosa, Charles W. Le Gendre, Eds. Douglas L. Fix and John Shufelt, National Museum of Taiwan History 2012, ISBN 978-986-03-2127-2. 475 pages, introduction i-lxxii. As the effects of the Industrial Revolution made their way around the world,

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FEPOW Day event Aug. 11

Dear Friends, Just a reminder about our annual FEPOW Day event which is being held this coming Saturday, August 11th at the Spot Theatre at # 18 Chungshan North Road Sec. 2 (near the corner of Nanking) at 6:00pm. The Chungshan MRT Station is just around the corner from the

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‘Formosan Odyssey’ by John Ross: BOOK REVIEW

Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present by John Ross. RATING: 4.5 stars **** Paperback, 285 pages Published 2002 by Taiwan Adventure Publications ISBN 9869995160 I recently re-read this book, and thoroughly enjoyed it again, perhaps even more than the first time. This is probably because this time around, I knew

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Orchid Island’s rocky history: Part 4/4 and tourist info

Part One here; and Part 2; Part 3 Check out this link at Travel & Culture magazine to read AmCham’s abridged version of this article. By Trista di Genova, The Wild East Land rights are another ongoing issue for this and other tribes in Taiwan. Under the Chen administration, residents

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Orchid Island’s rocky history, Part 3/4

Part One here; and Part 2 If the Tao people of Taiwan’s Orchid Island can overcome some modern-day challenges while celebrating and sharing their rich heritage, the future looks bright for this amazing but remote haven Check out this link at Travel & Culture magazine to read AmCham’s abridged version

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Orchid Island’s rocky history, Part 2/4

Part One here If the Tao people of Taiwan’s Orchid Island can overcome some modern-day challenges while celebrating and sharing their rich heritage, the future looks bright for this amazing but remote haven Check out this link at Travel & Culture magazine to read AmCham’s abridged version of this article.

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