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· November, 2009

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from November, 2009

Taiwan: Science park expansion dispute

Recently, the Executive Yuan in Taiwan has passed a bill in favor of Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) fourth stage expansion. The construction plan has drawn the attention of ecologists...

Taiwan: Movie used to mend Taiwan-Japan relations

“Hatta Yoichi” (八田與一) is a Japanese animated film about a Japanese engineer who was responsible for the development of irrigation systems in southern Taiwan. Sponge Bear comments on an article...

Taiwan: Protest against American beef by eating cow dung

Roy Berman from Mutantfrong Travelogue blogs about a recent protest action in Taiwan against the importation of American beef. The student wanted to show that eating American beef is scarier...

Taiwan: Introducing Best English Blogs

David on Formosa publishes a series of posts introducing some of the best Taiwan blogs in English(bridge bloggers).

Impact of ICT on Indigenous Cultures: Rejuvenation or Colonization?

Can ICT truly preserve and protect distinct identities and culture? The cultural debate surrounding deployment of ICT in the field of indigenous/ knowledge and culture simply refuses to die down.

Taiwan: Foreigners face discrimination from banks

Patrick Cowsill writes about the difficulties foreigners face in getting a credit card in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Spirit medium

Michael Turton from the View from Taiwan started from the story of a spirit medium in Taiwan and discussed the history and culture of Tang-ki worship.

Taiwan: Issues of identity

Catherine at shu flies responds to an e-mail questioning how she identifies herself. Michella at Alive and Kicking! who was also a subject of the e-mail  describes her own multi-cultural...

Taiwan: LGBT Pride on parade

The annual Taiwan LGBT Pride event was held in Taipei on Saturday with an estimated crowd of 25,000 people. Poagao writes about joining the parade for the first time. shuflies...

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