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.
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.
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.