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.
Behind the Kao Chia-yu Saga
The media-driven spectacle surrounding Kao Chia-yu belies real political forces at play.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese Translation of Heedless Generosity
Remembering David Graeber
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.
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.
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.
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?
‘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.
Interview: Cardinal Joseph Zen (陳日君)
Letter from Hong Kong
Philippe Paquet’s ‘Simon Leys’
Speaking of New York
An Interview with Fran Lebowitz
Perspective Needed About Vatican Shift on China
‘A New Literary History of Modern China’
‘There Still Linger a Number of Ghosts’: An Interview on the Cultural Revolution
Lu Xun: The Revolutionary
An Interview with Noam Chomsky
‘Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature’