In February, I received a request through this blog from a Montreal-based TV production company, asking if I had any contacts in Taipei willing to talk about life and transportation, especially regarding scooter riding. The TV show, Ports d'attache, airs on Discovery World and TV5, and focuses on aspects of daily life in port cities…Read more PORTS D’ATTACHE: Taipei
This post comes out of an online conversation I had with an American friend yesterday. I quote his questions with permission. This conversation begins in media res, so if you need background into what students he's talking about, or what protests I'm talking about, here are a few resources: Democracy at 4am Anger Grows in…Read more Questions
First, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2XyhLbWKOw Then read some of these articles, if you're still interested: Taiwanese Occupy Legislature Over China Pact Student protesters repel police, hold Legislative chamber Occupy the legislature: is it the only way? Importance of Social Movements in Taiwan Smear Tactics and Taiwan's Compliant Media I've been glued to coverage and wandering about…Read more Protests in Taiwan
In 1919, families in 大稻城 (Dadaocheng, Tōa-tiū-tiâⁿ), which lay north of the Taipei City wall, sponsored a troupe of actors from China to come perform in Taiwan for a few months. With what seemed like great excitement, the tour was announced on August 2nd in the Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpo 台灣日日新聞, the most widely circulated…Read more Those lucky southerners!