By Trista di Genova, The Wild East / Editorial The Taiwanese fare abysmally in international English scores. Why? Part of the reason could be attributed to the difficulty of learning such a vastly different language. According to the US State Department, Mandarin is one of the world’s most difficult languages forRead more
Prof. Scott Simon to speak on Seediq Bale @ Academia Sinica
Anthropologist Scott Simon will be speaking at Academia Sinica in Taipei on May 6 at 2:30pm, on the topic “Sadyaq Balae! State and Indigeneity on Formosa” in Room B202, RCHSS Academia Sinica (map) Like indigenous peoples around the globe, the Austronesian peoples of Formosa (Taiwan) have lost their sovereignty becauseRead more
Professor Chomsky coming to Taiwan: Exclusive mini-interview!
By Trista di Genova Wild East news desk Taipei — MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, celebrated linguist, philosopher and cognitive scientist, is visiting Taiwan next month to deliver a special lecture, “Contours of World Order: Continuities and Changes” at Academia Sinica, the nation’s premiere research institution, on Monday, August 9, andRead more