Taiwan: The least negative and angry place in the world?

The Gallup Global Emotions index for 2018 is here. It confirms what we all know instinctively. The world is getting angrier and more negative for its dwellers. However, if you live in Taiwan, you might feel better about the situation than almost everyone else in the world, as Taiwan has ranked lowest in negative experiences... Continue Reading →

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Taiwan Lore: Taiwan Tattoo Guy Sells NFT

Even if you don’t know much about Taiwan there are a big chances that you have heard about the Taiwan Tattoo guy. A British man who tattooed his forehead while intoxicated back in 2017. The news about his tattoo spread around the globe like wildfire. Everyone was talking about that British man who tattooed mandarin... Continue Reading →

Identity and the struggle for recognition in Taiwan

by David Pendery One of the central ideas in Francis Fukuyama’s Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition (2019) is that identity as we understand it and emplace it within political contexts is comprised of three ideas. The first is thymos, a Greek word for “the part of the soul that craves recognition... Continue Reading →

My Taiwan, My Nation

by David Pendery The following essay developed out of a Global Issues class I teach at National Taipei University of Business. We were on the topic of nations and states, and we watched the 2001 documentary Promises, which examines the Israeli–Palestinian conflict from the perspectives of Palestinian and Israeli children living in communities in the... Continue Reading →

Cinecore Foundation: Taiwan helping kids get digitally literate, #TaiwanCanHelp

It feels great to get your hands on a brand new computer, but have you ever wondered what happens to your old machine after you dispose of it? Most old computers in Taiwan end up in incinerators or at old computer yards, where they waste away for a few extra years until they end up... Continue Reading →

The Fight For Unconditional Basic Income In Taiwan

By Tyler Prochazka, UBI Taiwan Taiwan held its first ever basic income march on Sunday(Dec.13,2020), attracting nearly 200 participants to rally in front of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan. Current and former legislators joined the march led by UBI Taiwan, calling for greater discussion of a youth dividend and guaranteeing the right to a basic livelihood for... Continue Reading →

Three Taiwan Based Artists to Watch in 2021.

By Zoe Lorimer With only a few days left of 2020, a tumultuous and transformative year, we speak to some local musicians who are going to be making waves in 2021. In Taiwan, one place that is safe from COVID-19, people can still enjoy live music and performances. Hopefully, you can see some of these... Continue Reading →

Dragons’ Chamber 2020|How To Attend The Finals!

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Taipei Expo Dome The event will be part of the Meet Taipei event from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Global Stage. No. 1, Yumen Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104 To attend the finals please register for the Meet Taipei event. Simply... Continue Reading →

A Day With the Tafalong Amis Tribe: History, Food, & Culture

Taiwan Observer recently had the honor of experiencing some of the most treasured traditions of the Tafalong community, as arranged by MyTaiwanTour.     Image courtesy of Wikipedia The Tafalong community of the Amis tribe, the largest of the 16 officially recognized indigenous tribes in Taiwan, is primarily based in Guangfu Township of Hualien County, which neighbors... Continue Reading →

Ghost Festival’s Eve in Keelung: Hungry Spirits, Parades, & Burning Boats

Taiwan’s time-honored traditions and phenomenal festivals account for a great part of the island’s charm. If you’ve lived here long enough, you’ll know that the locals pull out all the stops when it comes to celebrating their heritage - from the colorful cornucopia of candy for sale and the deafening blasts of firecrackers during the... Continue Reading →

Why Foreign Entrepreneurs Are Pitching Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan

What is Dragons' Chamber Taiwan? This November 21st the Dragons will gather to pass judgement on five daring entrepreneurs and funding is the goal. The Dragons in this case are experienced entrepreneurs and investors who will lord over five hopefuls during the fifth annual Dragons’ Chamber. A pitch event for foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan much... Continue Reading →

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