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Sunday, November 20, 2005

A Tibetan in Taiwan

Bradley Winterton reviews a new book by Tsering Namgyal in today's Taipei Times. Tsering Namgyal is a former reporter for the Taipei Times and now a freelance writer. Searching for Buddha's Tooth is his first book.


Friday, November 18, 2005

Learning your own language

The Taipei Times today reports on the shambles the Ministry of Education have made of educating students to speak "native languages" (i.e. Taiwanese (aka Hoklo), Hakka and aboriginal languages).

No progress in native-language education has been made in schools despite the central government promising to encourage [more...]

Monday, November 14, 2005

No justice

This recent letter in the Taipei Times highlights the injustice of the recent deportation of some English teachers. There is some more background on the issue in this thread at Forumosa.


Friday, November 04, 2005

Taiwan gets a Chinese test

The Taipei Times reports that Taiwan is set to introduce its own Chinese Proficiency Test. The test will be for foreign students coming to study at Taiwan's universities.

China has had its own proficiency test [more...]