Articles

What’s Going on With Taiwan’s Influencers?
What’s unique about the latest tabloid dramas in Taiwan is the extent to which the medical establishment has taken interest.
2021/03/05

Behind the Kao Chia-yu Saga
The media-driven spectacle surrounding Kao Chia-yu belies real political forces at play.
2020/12/02

A Small Press That Seeks To Bring Taiwan To the World
Camphor Press is on a quixotic mission to bring Taiwan to the world through English-language publications.
2020/10/28

Two Bills, Two Approaches To Taiwan
The two most recent Taiwan-related bill before the U.S. Congress have been presented as further evidence of enhanced U.S.-Taiwan ties. Little has been said, however, on their telling differences.
2020/10/23

Beyond the Michelin Guide: What Is Real Taiwanese Gourmet?
Liz Kao, one of Taiwan’s leading food writers, does not think the Michelin Guide has the final word on the country’s gourmet scene.
2020/09/25

Heedless Generosity
Remembering David Graeber
2020/09/08

On The Sexist Media Coverage of Jane Lee
There is no doubt that sexism was driving a media narrative to gin up attention and web traffic for an undramatic race.
2020/08/24

Taiwan’s Media Coverage of Migrant Worker Arrest an Embarrassment
The Taiwanese media’s coverage of a migrant worker’s arrest was sensational, insulting, and devoid of any legitimate public interest.
2020/07/14

Book Review: ‘Migrante’ Narrates the Exploitation of Taiwan’s Migrant Fishermen
Joe Henley has an anthropologist’s eye for interpersonal power dynamics, documenting the mistreatment of Taiwan’s migrant fishermen in his new novel, Migrante.
2020/07/07

 What Does It Mean to Be an Expat, Anyway?
Foreigners, expats, immigrants, migrant workers. Will these class labels have the same meaning in the post-pandemic world?
2020/05/27

‘A Stormy Petrel’: Hong Kong Governor John Pope Hennessy
P. Kevin MacKeown’s biography ‘A Stormy Petrel’ (City University of Hong Kong, 2020) argues for John Pope Hennessy as a character full of contradictions, bridling against his historical circumstances but never quite transcending them.
2020/04/28

專訪:陳日君
New Bloom
2020/03/16

Letter from Hong Kong
Commonweal
2019/10/24

The Generalist
Philippe Paquet’s ‘Simon Leys’
2019/05/13

Speaking of New York
An Interview with Fran Lebowitz
2019/02/07

Manifestations
‘A New Literary History of Modern China’
2017/09/07

Lu Xun: The Revolutionary
Commonweal
2016/04/29

An Interview with Noam Chomsky
‘Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature’
2015/04/09