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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Redrawing the map

Taiwan's Vice President Annette Lu is well known for making controversial comments. The Taipei Times reports that yesterday she put forward a proposal to move the capital to the south and creating four administrative regions [more...]

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Thailand reflects on Taiwan

An editorial in The Nation yesterday reflects on the poor treatment of Thai workers in Taiwan and what it really means for Thailand. [more...]

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Thai workers protest

Hundreds of Thai workers started a riot in Kaohsiung on Sunday night in protest against poor working conditions. Among their grievances were bans on alcohol, mobile phones and buying food from outside.

Reading the news reports it seems [more...]

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Understanding Taiwanese religion

Religion is a very fluid thing for Taiwanese people. I once asked a Taiwanese friend about her religion and she said she was Buddhist. She then went on to detail how she performed practices that [more...]

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Comics chronicle the history of Formosa

Bradley Winterton, the Taipei Times regular book reviewer, recently wrote a very praising review about a ten volume set of comics, A History of Taiwan in Comics, that tell the history of Taiwan.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Not Chinese but Signese

Signese.com is a photoblog that looks at Chinese characters in daily life. A couple of my photos from Taiwan have appeared on there recently. The photos show Chinese characters as they appear on signs and in public places. [more...]

Monday, August 01, 2005

New media in Taiwan

Xpat magazine is a new journal of art, literature, and adventure for the foreign community in Taiwan. The first issue is yet to hit the streets, but you can find out some [more...]