History and culture are the frames that prescribe how we understand what is happening around us. The Ketagalan Project presents in-depth interviews and thoughts on how art, culture, history and politics intertwine through time and space to connect us. Find out about the cosmopolitan modern Taipei downtown in the 1920s, the gay subculture in the 1970s, the future of aboriginal culture and more, below.
But in South Donghe, home to some hundred residents, really the middle of nowhere, a trattoria joins a small number of eateries that dare to rebel against Taiwan’s local palate.
With the café/diner concept in mind, here’s an assortment of new establishments and old favorites to try out in Taipei.
去年這個活動在台北獲得意料之外的成功，有超過 700 人來到活動現場狹窄的店面，所有的商品在兩小時內銷售一空。是故，今年主辦單位擴大了活動的規模。
Vegan Affair’s motivation behind hosting the bake sale lies in raising public awareness about vegan food and building a stronger vegan community.
New veganism, like the new vegetarianism that came before it, is secular, focused more on animal rights, health, peace, and environmentalism. It also has a very different look and language.
Part of a continuing series, Lighthouse: Dispatches on Taiwanese Democracy, where we explore how democracy has deepened its roots on this island nation. #4. Digital technologies are utilized for the common good Citizens were active on the streets and in polling...
Alongside Japan and Italy, Green Island is home to one of the only three saltwater hot-springs in the world. The Jhaorih Saltwater hot-springs are open all year round with open air pools right on the ocean’s edge – a fantastic spot to enjoy an evening surrounded by the views and sounds of the Pacific.
By simultaneously translating all the performances from Chinese into English the larger Taiwan narrative is made accessible to an international audience, and a message that Taiwan is a democratic beacon worth celebrating and defending.
We look back at some exciting elements of Taiwan’s electoral process and highlight how democracy continues to take root and grow in Taiwan.
These idyllic shores are home to rare wildlife, pristine coastline, ancient Fujianese architecture, and Penghu’s iconic heart-shaped fishing weirs.
澳籍策展人易安妮(Annie Ivanova )因此寫了《Taiwan by Design》這本書，這本書是第一個蒐羅台灣元素、美學設計的專書。
Why is Washington not responding in kind? Simple: it is overly anxious about maintaining so-called military-to-military (mil-to-mil) contacts.
It’s a tribute to the power of Taiwan’s isolation and obscurity that Lee continues to be denied his rightful place in 20th century history alongside other heroes of democracy such as Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.
It is out of the same frustration that led Australian curator Annie Ivanova to create “Taiwan by Design”, the first comprehensive book about the elements and influences shaping a new Asian design aesthetic from the beautiful island called “Taiwan”.
An interesting part of this book is that Mishra renders intellectuals, rather than politicians, as the protagonists in historical scenarios.
“They realized I was just like any other person because I still needed to be cared for while going through a breakup,” said Justin. “It was a turning point for our family.”
The year of the Sheep sucked and the year of the Monkey is not looking too good either in my honest opinion. The academic community has lost some of its finest.
The DPP’s Cross-Strait Oversight Bill is considered a major step toward implementation of the monitoring mechanism introduced during the Sunflower Movement.
What is strange is that support of the death penalty in Taiwan is so strong, despite how it’s characteristic of authoritarian countries – something that Taiwan tries so hard not to be.
The most interesting comment I saw was one that blamed President Ma Ying-jeou for the supposed increase in violent crimes in Taiwan.
Stephen Corcuff parallels two regimes that has ruled Taiwan in the past: the regime of Koxinga (鄭成功) in the late 1680s, and the administration of President Ma Ying-jeou along with the Nationalists he led at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
Taiwan’s openness has attracted many people to visit its LGBTI-friendly communities. Here are 10 popular or important LGBTI destinations, events and organizations in Taiwan.
I am looking for Dolce & Crepe, a culinary private live show by owner and chef Andrew Huang. My mission: to understand his unique philosophy “Almost Blunt.”
The results are a snapshot of the legislative elections as a whole, but several trends emerged that might tell more about Taiwan politics in the future…
Nearly 2 million people voted for parties that were left out of the final makeup of the legislature. Though some of these 14 unsuccessful parties attracted meaningful levels of support, none surpassed 5% nationally, so at the end of this process, their supporters’ votes would appear to be discarded.
On Saturday 16th January, more than 20,000 ardent supporters crammed outside DPP headquarters in Taipei to hear Tsai Ing-wen’s first speech as Taiwan’s President-Elect.
The DPP would be better off running its own city councilors or famous and charismatic pan-greens in Taipei’s districts from now on…Not only would these candidates with closer ideological affinity be much easier to cooperate with after taking office, they may even be more electable.
There is a sea change going on in Taiwan’s politics and the country is looking for a new paradigm. I think a higher percentage of the population will opt for a new party over the two old, tired ones, than most people expect.
It is difficult to project whether the political landscape will dramatically change, but what we can say now, is that young voters are no longer considered apolitical in the Taiwan voter spectrum.
I’ve had the good fortune to meet some of the best and brightest in analyzing Taiwan. For fun, I threw out a bet challenge to 29 of them on predicting Taiwan’s Legislative elections outcome.
這次的立委選戰關鍵在哪裡？台灣政權的轉移會導致什麼樣的結果，以及哪一些地區會因為藍綠的鬥爭而爆冷門？台灣政治評論家 Solidarity 與 Donovan Smith 告訴你本週最矚目的十個件事關於這次立委選舉。