Those lucky southerners!

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!

Recommended read: Reflections on 228

Recommended read: Reflections on 228 People in Taiwan had Friday off as a national holiday, not one of celebration but of national memorial.   Whether the 228 Massacre and the remembering of it weighs heavy in your heart each year, or if this is the first you've heard of it, the short article at Taiwaneseamerican.org …Read more Recommended read: Reflections on 228

Tainan, Taiwan: Anping Tree House & more

When I show friends around Tainan, there are two places we absolutely must go - the Confucian Temple and Anping Tree House. Each place is historic, but in very different ways. Anping Tree House occupies what were once the warehouses of British trading company Tait & Co. When the Japanese were given Taiwan as a…Read more Tainan, Taiwan: Anping Tree House & more