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· June, 2010

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from June, 2010

Taiwan: Fly, Wen Gui Hospital, Fly!

Have you ever seen the Pixar/Disney animation “UP”? See the real version in Tainan County, Taiwan(zht) when students from Tainan National University of the Arts tried to save the old...

Taiwan: Don't call Rendy Lu “Glory of Taiwan”

“Do not always praise these national athletes ‘Glory of Taiwan’ loudly only after they strived hard to glorify themselves!” argues Klairelee(zht), who blames Taiwanese government and media that are always eager to consume...

Worldwide: The oil spills that don't make the news

The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the world's attention on the devastation that badly managed oil extraction can bring. However, in some places around the world,...

Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions...

Taiwan: The Chiang Kai-shek personality cult

Michael Turton analyses a paper by Jeremy Taylor which looks at how a personality cult was built around Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan and China.

Taiwan: Where is the mainland?

Tim Maddog at Taiwan Matters discusses the use of the word “mainland” by people in Taiwan to refer to China. He argues it is part of an indoctrination effort by...

China: Post 80s rural worker

A recent wave of labour strike in China has attracted local and foreign media's attention. While local media has been harmonized by the propaganda department in order to stop workers...

Taiwan: The Chinese nation meme

Letters from Taiwan writes about the Chinese nation meme and how this is used by President Ma Ying-jeou to imply that both Taiwan and China are part of the Chinese...

Taiwan: Indigenous conference brings together Austronesian speakers

Life in Taiwan reports on an international conference for indigenous peoples held in Taiwan. The conference brought together people from Austronesian-speaking countries to discuss issues such as health, education and endangered languages....

Taiwan: An open letter to Japanese architect Tadao Ando

Architect and blogger Sun De-hong(孫德鴻), in his open letter, asks Tadao Ando, the famous Japanese architect “What is social responsibility?“(zht). Sun questions Tadao Ando–who always talks about “architects’ social responsibility”...

Taiwan: Chiayi Sound Project

“Chiayi Sound Project initiated from 2008. It mainly focuses on field recording in southern Taiwan – Chiayi, the recording topics include oral history, nature environment, folk music, industry, religion and...

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