Unjust Deserts: Japan's Taste for Modernity and Its Satisfaction Through Taiwanese Sugar Plantations
In the classic Sweetness and Power, anthropologist Sidney Mintz highlights both the overt and subtle power relations that linked the empire and its colonies through the metropole’s pursuit of sweetness.
Creating Alternative Futures Through Indigeneities: Between Taiwan and the Philippines: Part II
Since the early 1980s, the PCT (The Presbyterian Church of Taiwan) intentionally organized groups visiting several countries in an attempt to strengthen and magnify their overseas missionary work in Southeast Asia.
Seeing Cross-Strait Relations Through "Lusheng" Policies: A Decade-Long Perspective
2021 marks the tenth anniversary of Mainland Chinese students (lusheng) pursuing degrees at Taiwan's higher education institutions. China’s Ministry of Education will suspend their enrolment in the Fall.
A Thorny Way Back To Campus: Chinese Students In Taiwan Under COVID-19
COVID-19 materializes political and psychological pressures from both sides of the Taiwan Strait under the name of “disease control", trapping Chinese students in Taiwan in long standing political struggles.
REGIONAL: Anti-communism with Chinese characteristics
A new generation of Western Marxist-Leninists, looking for a model of international socialism and anti-imperialism, support modern Chinese Communism. But China is complicit in and, in some ways, responsible for American imperialism.
Gods of Democracy: Divination and Epidemic Prevention in Taiwan, 2020
This is the story of a struggle, an unlikely yet successful survival story composed of 366 days. It tells how a democratic country became an anomaly in the world in 2020, not to mention that it has always been so since 1949.