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A Throwback to Taiwan’s Golden Age: A Trip to Jinguashi

Taiwan Business Topics

A hundred years ago, Taiwan was a Japanese colony with an ascendant gold-mining industry. When the Japanese colonial government established a Gold Mining Bureau,...

A Trip Back in Time on Taiwan’s Historic Trails

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A local NGO is working to restore an island-wide network of hiking trails and walking paths that offer visitors a peek into Taiwan’s past. We would have walked...

Night Markets Find Ways to Get with the Times

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Taiwan’s ubiquitous night markets are cleaning up their act, becoming more environmentally friendly, providing better entertainment options, and exploring new...

– Taipei vs. Taichung

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The Michelin Guide Taiwan ventured outside of Taipei for the first time in 2020 and explored Taichung. Four restaurants earned Michelin stars – JL Studio, Fleur de...

Night Markets Find Ways to Get with the Times

Taiwan Business Topics

Taiwan’s ubiquitous night markets are cleaning up their act, becoming more environmentally friendly, providing better entertainment options, and exploring new...

In Tainan, the Focus is on Sweetness and Tradition

Taiwan Business Topics

When you go, eat like the locals. Tuck into big portions, don’t waste time standing in line, and enjoy the freshest beef soup in Taiwan. Soft-shell turtle, freshly...

Despite COVID-19, Taiwan’s Food Scene Continues to Flourish

Taiwan Business Topics

It is hard to know what 2021 will bring us, but it appears that travel will not be a big part of the agenda, at least in the first half of the year! As per...

Director Zero Chou on “Spider Lilies” and the Evolution of Taiwanese Queer Cinema

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Zero Chou is the director of Spider Lilies, a compelling psychodrama released in 2007 that explores Taiwan’s online culture in the early 21st century. It remains...

These Youtubers are vlogging their mandatory quarantine in Taiwan

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"Some people suggested [that I] not eat on the plane... but I just love food." Highly relatable and informative content from Taiwanese Americans and diasporic...

Taiwanese American Holiday Gift Guide: Shop small, shop early!

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The Formosa Coffee Brings Taiwan-grown Beans to US

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During the past decade, Taiwan's burgeoning coffee scene has gained more attention, but the stories from news articles have tended towards the creative cafes and...

Katrina Liu on Asian American Motherhood: “Mina Learns Chinese”

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There are a lot of things that delight me about children’s books despite being a single, childless, young adult. For example, in Katrina Liu’s bilingual book, “I...

Taipei Guide: An Illustrated Exploration

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Welcome to Taipei, Taiwan / Every year, I pick a month or two between November and February to spend in Taipei. These long trips are made possible by working...

Judges Charles Yu and Shawna Yang Ryan select award recipients

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We are pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of honorable mentions, finalists, and grand prize winners of the Betty L. Yu & Jin C. Yu Creative Writing Prizes,...

A Personal Look at a Young Activist

No Man Is An Island

I Am Greta is a documentary film about climate activist Greta Thunberg, the central figure of the 2018 climate strike movement. Thunberg, a high school student,...

An Attempt to Revive Marx’s Workers’ Inquiry

No Man Is An Island

Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives, edited by Robert Ovetz, is an ambitious book

回顧〈岔派樂基因〉

No Man Is An Island

台北的「台灣當代文化實驗場」(C-LAB)在 2020 年底開展了鄭淑麗(Shu Lea Cheang)所策畫的 LAB KILL LAB,部份活動也在線上同時進行。其中策展人四方幸子(Yukiko Shikata)以及麥可・康納(Michael...

Taiwan’s Sparkling Wine Evolution

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The mass market is growing fast, driven by Prosecco and Cava, while Champagne still dominates the high end. Red wine has long dominated Taiwan’s wine market,...

Oyster Shells And Breakwaters: Taiwan’s Fishing Villages

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Fresh seafood with a side of history and local customs is served up in sleepy hamlets around Taiwan’s coastline. Taiwan’s spectacular mountain scenery is widely...

Taipei’s Hotels Find Pandemic-Era Opportunities in F&B

Taiwan Business Topics

In the nearly year-long absence of international travelers, Taipei’s hotels have begun shifting some of their focus to their food and beverage business, offering...

Feeding the Departed: Taiwan’s Food Offering Traditions

Taiwan Business Topics

By Steven Crook and Katy Hui-wen Hung Families across Taiwan continue to engage in an ancient tradition of offering up ritual feasts to their ancestors. One clan...

– Taipei vs. Taichung

Taiwan Business Topics

The Michelin Guide Taiwan ventured outside of Taipei for the first time in 2020 and explored Taichung. Four restaurants earned Michelin stars – JL Studio, Fleur de...

Experiencing Taipei’s Authentic Japanese Cuisine

Taiwan Business Topics

Taiwan’s capital offers some of the best, most affordably priced Japanese food outside of the Land of the Rising Sun. Taipei may have the best Japanese food in the...

Taipei’s Hotels Find Pandemic-Era Opportunities in F&B

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In the nearly year-long absence of international travelers, Taipei’s hotels have begun shifting some of their focus to their food and beverage business, offering...

9 Beef Noodle Soup Restaurants to Try While Your Child is at Summer Camp in Taipei

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When your kids are at Mandarin Daily News (國語日報) or NTNU (師大) learning Chinese all day, and you are craving a good bowl of beef noodle soup, where will you go?...

Taiwanese and Taiwanese American Film Festival Guide: Fall 2020

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FEATURE IMAGE: HELLO FROM TAIWAN, dir. TIFFANY FRANCES
We are beaming with Taiwanese American pride as our stories come to life and are being projected across the...

Tricky Taipei Debuts Children’s Book Set in Taipei

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Kathy is a communications consultant and the writer behind Tricky Taipei. After 7 years working at design agencies VSA Partners in Chicago and Smart Design in New...

I DREAM OF POPO is the Taiwanese American story of all generations

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"When a young girl and her family emigrate from Taiwan to America, she leaves behind her beloved popo, her grandmother. She misses her popo every day, but even if...

From Ilha Formosa to Passport to Taiwan: Comparing the 2006 and 2018 Taiwanese Tourism Bureau Campaigns

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Editor’s Note: There are so many ways to advocate for Taiwan: on the streets with Keep Taiwan Free, in DC with organizations like the Formosan Association for...

National Book Award Winner Charles Yu establishes prize for young Taiwanese American creative writers

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TAIWANESEAMERICAN.ORG THE BETTY L. YU AND JIN C. YU CREATIVE WRITING PRIZES
TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to announce the inaugural Betty L. Yu and Jin C. Yu...

A Single Photograph, An Infinitude of Moments

No Man Is An Island

According to director Huang Pang-chuan, the motivation for shooting Last Year When the Train Passed By began with a whim—he took a photo while passing by a town on...

A Cacophony of Migrant Workers

No Man Is An Island

Gubuk, directed by So Yo-hen, is a unique look at the experiences of “runaway” migrant workers in Taiwan, mixing fact and fiction, realism and the fantastical. As...

What Happens When Activists Run For Office in China?

No Man Is An Island

Lost Course (迷航), a 2019 documentary covering nearly ten years of the protests in Wukan village in China, is a tour de force

Love in the Shadows of Macau’s Casinos

No Man Is An Island

Madalena, a Hong Kong-Macau co-production, is a romance between two working-class immigrants to Macau from China. Ultimately, the film provides an effective, if...

Cold Days, Hot Springs, and Warming Foods

Taiwan Business Topics

When winter weather arrives, a soak at one of Taiwan’s many hot springs is an attractive way to ward off the chill. Certain foods are also said to help achieve the...

Vertical Farming Takes Root in Taiwan

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Taiwan is uniquely placed to benefit from the application of information technology to agriculture, enabling it to help provide food for an expanding global...

Favored Local Tourism Spots for the Taiwanese

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Taiwan’s top 12 domestic tourist areas were unintentionally revealed by the decline in travel abroad due to COVID-19 and a precipitous flood of visitors to the...

Cold Days, Hot Springs, and Warming Foods

Taiwan Business Topics

When winter weather arrives, a soak at one of Taiwan’s many hot springs is an attractive way to ward off the chill. Certain foods are also said to help achieve the...

Feeding the Departed: Taiwan’s Food Offering Traditions

Taiwan Business Topics

By Steven Crook and Katy Hui-wen Hung Families across Taiwan continue to engage in an ancient tradition of offering up ritual feasts to their ancestors. One clan...

In Tainan, the Focus is on Sweetness and Tradition

Taiwan Business Topics

When you go, eat like the locals. Tuck into big portions, don’t waste time standing in line, and enjoy the freshest beef soup in Taiwan. Soft-shell turtle, freshly...

Being in Taiwan During COVID-19: A Taiwanese American Student Perspective

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    Editor's Note: Joyce was already living in Taiwan when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. If you are fleeing the states and traveling to Taiwan, or have recently done...

Summer Language Camps in Taiwan: Five Firsthand Accounts

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Thinking of bringing your children to Taiwan for the summer to improve their Mandarin Chinese? A refresh of our article from two years ago, “Summer Language Camps...

Grateful for Family & Friends #TaiwaneseThanksgiving

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WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR YOU! And for what our Taiwanese American heritage and culture have given us... especially how it influences our American holiday traditions and...

From CAAMFest 2021 and Taiwan Academy: “Direct to Taiwan”

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TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to support the premier Asian American Film Festival in the San Francisco/Bay Area. CAAM Fest, the Center for Asian American...

Taiwanese American Holiday Gift Guide: Shop small, shop early!

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TAIWANESEAMERICAN.ORG DISCOUNT CODES & AFFILIATE LINKS: Save 10% at The Formosa Coffee with code "TAORG" Save 10% on Formosa Chocolates with code "TAORG" +...

Lithification, and Other Processes, by Dri Chiu Tattersfield

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GRAND PRIZE WINNING ENTRY, COLLEGE CATEGORY
“In this subtle and imaginative story, Dri Chiu Tattersfield explores questions of identity, family, foreignness and...

What to Watch: Taiwanese Shows & Movies on Netflix Now

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From the ICONIC 2005 Taiwanese series 王子變青蛙 (The Prince Who Turns into a Frog) with its ambitious fulfillment of all classical elements (two exceptionally hot...

電影評論:環保少女:格蕾塔

No Man Is An Island

《環保少女:格蕾塔》是一部講述關於格蕾塔·桑伯格(Greta Thunberg)身為 2018...

Examining Man’s Relation to Divinity in Taiwan

No Man Is An Island

In Trance We Gaze, directed by Singing Chen, proves a nuanced, complex portrait of man’s relation to divinity in contemporary Taiwan. It accomplishes this by...

A Feel-Good Story About Two Gay Dads and Their Son

No Man Is An Island

Swingin’ aims to be a charmful, cute, and playful story, even as it touches on contemporary social issues still debated in Taiwanese society. The short film tells...