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.

Taiwanese, American, Actor, in Taiwan: Daniel Tang

Tang is a part of the growing phenomenon of Asian Americans returning to Asia to pursue entertainment. Like many of these young Asian Americans, he’s weary of Hollywood’s overall lack of opportunity and advancement for Asian faces.


我坐在 Giovanni 與 Coco Filippini 的廚房、汗流浹背,但當我看到他們拿著一瓶冰涼的聖沛黎洛 (San Pellegrino) 氣泡水出來時,我就知道頂著酷熱、跋山涉水來到這間隱密的義大利餐廳是值得的。


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.