Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from August, 2007
Honduras: Relations with Taiwan
El Catracho [ES] analyzes the reasons behind a recent visit to Honduras by the president of Taiwan.
China: Guidebook On Being A Mistress
Wang Xiaofeng is reading a book about “second wife” or mistress (zh). It discusses about the phenomena of “second wife” in China from an economic view point. The writer was once a Taiwanese reporter who collected stories from Taiwan business circle.
Taiwan: The Internet Is Subverting Local Government Power
ESWN translated an article from China Times which argued that the Internet is challenging the traditional definition of journalism as well as the local politicians’ sense of splendid isolation.
Taiwan: The Gentrification of Shih-Da night market
Shih-Da night market is one of the most famous night markets in Taipei. (“Shih-Da”(師大) is the abbreviation of National Taiwan Normal University(國立台灣師範大學) in Chinese. The night market is right next to the university.) Its own exotic character is quite different from other night markets. This is because, for decades, many...
Taiwan: Ma's Corruption Case
Michael Turton summarized the verdict of former Taipei's Mayor, Ma Ying Jeou's corruption case with some comments: even more fundamental than the Blue-Green divide, this verdict was a case of the System protecting itself.
Taiwan: Thao Indigenous People
Esouth has a series of posts on the Thao indigenous people in Taiwan. There are 500 people left in Taiwan, less than 50 families. Because of the development of tourism, their distinctive culture is vanishing (zh). Here is a chronology of development projects since 1932 that ruined their living space...
Taiwan: What's Next After Wikimania 2007?
Wikimania 2007 at Taipei ended on August 5th. To members promoting Mediawiki in Taiwan, this international conference is a wonderful opportunity for exchanging ideas. Among organizers and contributors, we can find five IT-related research institutes in Taiwan...
Taiwan: From music to rice–the people and the earth
Due to the big music market and the hot music industry, Taiwanese love and are familiar with pop songs and different kinds of music. In Yun-Ru Shih's article, based on Miao-Ru Chien's research: 台灣流行音樂產業的崛起起始自七零年代的民歌運動，到了八零年代末、九零年代初迅速成長到五十億台幣，1996年破百億後，1997年更達到歷來最高的123億台幣，在全球唱片市場排名由第21位竄升至第13位，在亞洲排名第二（僅次於日本）。（簡妙如,2002） The pop music industry in Taiwan rose in the folk music movement in 1970s. At the...