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.
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.
In my view, it would be a tragic loss for all indigenous people and for all of Taiwanese society if the reconciliation process unravels.
There is a growing controversy over the fact that the regulations only apply to public lands and exclude private lands, against the wishes of dozens of indigenous groups.
Now that roughly 250,000 people in Taiwan turned out in support of marriage equality on Saturday, what’s next?