A library is a place for quiet reflection. Join our growing family of thinkers in the Oracles Library, and let us search for the trends that criss-cross our identities, economies, and civilizations. We ponder the deeper meaning of how seemingly distant world events affect one another, and deliberate on the future that we will build together.
Does Taiwan, a society still trying to make sense of its past violence and intolerance, have something to offer to the world as a light in these dark times?
As a nation sitting right in the center of East Asia, Taiwan will undoubtedly be profoundly impacted by the rising tensions between the US and North Korea.
The perception of Taiwan and China in Malaysia is divided along lines of ethnicity, influenced by cultural exposure and historical memory.
As governments worldwide stall or even backtrack on their commitments to open data, Taiwan remains an oasis of open data, which can be a diplomatic strength.
To those of us living in Taiwan, the streetscapes don’t usually attract too much of our attention. Simply because, to us, it is already a deeply embedded part of our everyday lives. While discussion about the look of Taiwan’s cities and streets have been around for...
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the end to authoritarian rule in Taiwan, as well as the death of Chinese democracy fighter Liu Xiaobo.
That Taiwan upholds its belief in the values of freedom and democracy is already recognised by the like-minded groups, particularly the non-governmental agencies, in the international community.
Taiwan’s labour and immigration policies continue to reinforce migrant workers’ exclusion. Their treatment remains a decisive test for civic nationalism in Taiwan.
Sandwiched between these two clashing generations, Tsai is standing at a dividing line between Taiwan’s past and future, trying to carefully manage the conflicting values in her first year of presidency.
A look at the linguistic history of this “Polyglot’s Paradise” called Taiwan.
Similar to Hu Shih and his fellow activists, our generation straddles the middle, standing between our free-thinking (future) children, and our tradition-minded parents. We bear two burdens.