CNA: China will ‘lose’ by boycotting Golden Horse Awards: Taiwan

… Cabinet spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka (谷辣斯‧尤達卡) confirmed the news later Wednesday and said that if China thought it could punish Taiwan by doing this, it was the wrong move. “This is China’s loss,” Kolas said, arguing that China should not suppress artistic creation and freedom of speech. “Politics are politics and art is art. If […]

Taiwan Today: Taiwan art groups sparkle at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

… Boasting a five-star review from U.K. media outlet Broadway Baby, “Floating Flowers” by B.Dance is inspired by a Buddhist ceremony that sets illuminated lanterns adrift on a river to symbolize people letting go of their worries and fears. Another piece attracting critical acclaim is “Bout” by Chang Dance Theatre, which was highlighted as one […]

LA Review of Books: “I Felt Like I Was Drowning”: On Women’s Rights in Taiwan

IN FEBRUARY 2017, Taiwanese indie press Guerrilla published a novel by a first-time author named Lin Yi-Han. Lin was the only child of a well-respected dermatologist in Tainan, one of Taiwan’s largest cities on its west coast. She was a top performing student during high school — beautiful, smart, bookish yet popular — but she […]