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Tien Chung Kwang: Look Before You Leap into India

“In my three decades in diplomatic work I’ve been to many places, many of them with material conditions far behind India’s. I didn’t have too much trouble adapting to India; in fact, in terms of work, trying to do our job right in India has been a much bigger challenge than adapting to the environment.” So says Tien Chung Kwang, Taiwan’s representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India. (Read More)

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Delhi Up Close—The Many Faces of India

Connaught Place (a.k.a. Rajiv Chowk) is a major New Delhi landmark. Many international-brand shops have moved in there, and it is a popular place for young people to go shopping on weekends. Over at the Select Citywalk shopping center, even close to midnight fashionable folk are still dining and drinking. (Read More)

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The History of Our Natural History ── “Discovering Taiwan” at the National Taiwan Museum

In November 2017, the National Taiwan Museum launched a new permanent exhibition: “Discovering Taiwan—Revisiting the Age of Natural History and Naturalists of Taiwan.” This marks the first time that exhibits from diverse fields of study, ranging from the Formosan landlocked salmon to Mona Rudao’s anklets, have appeared together. Featuring a rich selection of items personally collected by 19th- and 20th-century naturalists, the show highlights the variegated and precious collections amassed by th (Read More)

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Taiwanese Educators Ride India’s “Mandarin Wave”

As Mandarin’s star has risen, neither Taiwanese citizens nor their government have failed to make their presence felt. This is not simply a chance to showcase Taiwan’s soft power; it is also an excellent opportunity for Taiwan and India to create a win-win situation. (Read More)

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Chef Ah-Tong—A Life in Thai Cuisine

Chef Ah-Tong—as Ra­pee­porn Sil­lap­kit, executive chef of the Sukho­thai restaurant in the Sheraton Grand Tai­pei Hotel is known—has made it her mission to perpetuate the flavors of “Mama’s cooking.” Having first come to Taiwan 30 years ago, she has lived here for 16 years all told, and helped to stir up a craze for Thai food. (Read More)

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SEAMi: Bookstore as Cultural Springboard

Taoyuan’s SEAMi bookstore offers Southeast-Asian migrants a relaxed venue in which to share their feelings and their cultures. The shop’s friendly, multicultural atmosphere has nurtured many a seed over the years. With the passage of time, memories of the “old country” fade, enabling migrants to appreciate the stability and happiness they enjoy in Taiwan. (Read More)

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Rainbow Land Writers: Indonesia’s Forum Lingkar Pena Shines in Taiwan

In the wake of the arrival of increasing numbers of migrant workers and overseas students, writing organizations have unobtrusively blossomed and borne fruit on Taiwanese soil. Beginning in 1999 with the Taiwan chapter of the Philippine poetry club Sa­ma­hang Ma­kata International, these groups of wanderers from foreign lands who have a passion for writing in their mother tongues have amassed much positive energy and created many wonderful works. Among these bodies, the Taiwan chapter of Indones (Read More)

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Le Van Anh: Speaking Up for New Immigrants

Strolling along Tao­yuan’s Yan­ping Road between Da­lin and Jian­guo Roads, visitors are greeted by billboards featuring languages unfamiliar to most Taiwanese—Thai, Indonesian, and Vietnamese. Restaurants serve authentic dishes from Southeast Asia, and shops selling mobile phones, clothing, and sundries have a strong Southeast-Asian flavor. It feels like a world apart, a microcosm of Southeast Asia. (Read More)

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Open Your Ears and Listen Anew—Redesigning the Metro Soundscape

Have you “heard”? The warning sound at the entry gates to the Tai­pei Mass Rapid Transit system has been changed to a pleasing piano note. When a Metro train arrives at an interchange station, a quick, light piano scale reverberates through the cars, reminding passengers to change trains. When trains on the Blue, Green, Red, and ­Orange lines come into a station, a melody specific to each line is played on the platform, accompanying city residents at the start and the end of their workdays. (Read More)

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Setting Sail for the Future: Principal Aaron Huang

Yilan County’s Yue­ming Elementary School has many, many accolades to its name, including 2009 Ministry of Education honors for invigorating campus spaces and developing the school’s unique character, a 2010 Executive Yuan award for sustainable development, a 2013 Ministry of Economic Affairs prize for promoting excellence in energy education, and a 2013 Yi­lan County environmental education award. (Read More)

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