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Taiwan is home to multiple indigenous tribes, and the origins of the island’s indigenous people can be traced back to thousands of years ago, long before the arrival of Han Chinese immigrants. Despite the historical challenges of becoming displaced and suppressed by foreign settlers, the indigenous people of Taiwan have been able to preserve their cultural heritage and way of life. Learn more about the indigenous people in Taiwan. 

Taiwan is home to multiple indigenous tribes, and the origins of the island’s indigenous people can be traced back to thousands of years ago, long before the arrival of Han Chinese immigrants. Despite the historical challenges of becoming displaced and suppressed by foreign settlers, the indigenous people of Taiwan have been able to preserve their cultural heritage and way of life. Learn more about the indigenous people in Taiwan. 

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T​​​he rise of Taiwanese New Wave Cinema has led to the creation of a colorful film repertoire, from socially-conscious films that critique and examine Taiwanese society to films that celebrate queer identity. Taiwan cinema has become globally recognized and is considered a significant contribution to world cinema. Hard-hitting narratives in film continue in Taiwan’s contemporary Post-New Cinema landscape.

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From mandopop to indie rock, the music scene in Taiwan reflects an increasingly diverse cultural landscape. With humble beginnings in the politically-charged campus folk music of the 60s, music by Taiwanese artists are products of creative expression, where social, political and historical influences have all served to shape the modern pop scene. Explore the music scene in Taiwan and uncover artists that you’ll loop on repeat.

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Taiwan’s unique historical experiences have shaped its present-day political landscape. Taiwan was once a land populated by immigrants and colonized by imperial powers. While the island has also endured the rule of a brutal dictatorship, Taiwan has evolved into a vibrant democracy with a dynamic civil society. Learn more about Taiwan’s political history and Taiwanese politics.

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The culture of Taiwan is informed not only by indigenous culture and Confucian Chinese elements, but also by Japanese and Korean influences. The blend of modern and traditional culture is highlighted in the practices and creative expression of the Taiwanese people. Learn more about Taiwan’s culture. 

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The rise of the digital world has given way to what many would call the age of misinformation. In these unprecedented times, the integrity of the media has come under attack. It has become increasingly difficult to distinguish fake news from the truth, especially when powerful figures perpetuate and encourage the spread of misinformation for a private agenda. How can we search for the truth and protect ourselves against fake news? We hope to provide a starting point for you to acquire the necessary tools for combating misinformation. 

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