A DOZEN WAYS TAIWAN IS BETTER THAN CHINA

Food is better. Whilst proofing news briefs for a Taiwan 🇹🇼 newspaper, I read a crazy story about how vendors in Beijing were caught stuffing cardboard into dumplings 🥟. People are so poor there and desperate to make a buck that they would put cardboard as a filler in shui

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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 because

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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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Mapping Taiwan: A journey through history

By Kwangyin Liu / Taiwan Today Taiwan may be Asia’s most vibrant democracy, but this lofty status masks a colonial past that continues to impact local society and the identity of the people. For Jerome F. Keating, a U.S.-born academic, documenting the island’s history through the cartographic lens is a

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‘Taiwan in the eyes of a foreigner’, by Nick Kembel: BOOK REVIEW

‘Taiwan in the eyes of a foreigner’, by Nick Kembel Buy it on Amazon.com. Published by www.tsais-idea.com.tw By Trista di Genova, The Wild East It’s really great to see expat writers on Taiwan come out with work of this calibre. Taiwan from the eyes of a foreigner is a kind

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'Why Taiwan Matters': A Book Review

By Owain Mckimm, Special to The Wild East Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse. Shelly Rigger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (29 April 2011) ISBN: 978-1442204799 Pages 232 (Hardcover) Why Taiwan Matters is a strange title for a book. No one would write a book called Why America Matters, because

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Paradise Lost? Orchid Island’s Rocky History

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

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