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.


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。



The New Vegan Movement in Taiwan

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.



Digital Technologies Utilized for the Common Good

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...

Discovering Taiwan’s Offshore Islands: Part 2

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.



Tsai’s Inauguration is Taiwan’s Coming Out Party

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.



Taiwan the Temperamental

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.





Book Review: Neighbor of China, 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.







What Happened to the Votes for the Minor Parties?

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.

8 Reasons the DPP Fell Short in Taipei

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.

Why I’m Willing to Bet Big and Bold

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.

The Third Force in the Super Weekend

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.


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。