Women in Asia
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eRenlai invites you on a trip to a small aboriginal village in Eastern Taiwan: Tafalong is populated by Amis people, one of the fourteen aboriginal groups in
Haruko is my aunt, she lives in Salo, a hamlet close to Tafalong. She evokes her childhood memories.
Taipei Blooming production
Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes
‘Take Care’ is the first production of TAIPEI BLOOMING, a theatre group founded by Hsu Yen Ling last year. The show will be performed at Guling Avant Garde Theatre from July 1 to July 10 2011. The main question raised in this new production deals with abandoned and injured animals through the story of a lesbian couple; one is a veterinary surgeon, the other a teacher. Italso raises the question of the complexity of the relationships between human beings, between human beings and animals, and between animals.
Hsu Yen Ling, well known as an extra gifted performer, presents her fifth show as art director: “I tried to find a new way to write a...
Academically there is a truly enormous amount of information that must be memorized in order to pass the multiple choice test. And because there are not the end of semester tests that I remember, after the exams...
To what extent are these opinions reflected by reality? Actually, the 2010 figures published by the Service of Accounting and Statistics of the Executive Yuan are not so bad: they show improvement in the decreasing of inequalities between men and women in the work environment in terms of salary difference as an example or...
I was born in Taiwan on Feb. 27, 1974. I received my Master’s degree in pipa performance in the Chinese instruments department at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. I am a pipa soloist, and have performed solo recitals, concertos, multimedia-performances, improvisation performances, as well as master classes, lectures and workshops in Asia (Taiwan, Beijing, Singapor), and also in Europe, the United States, and South America.
I chose to learn the pipa, because it is very suitable to do sound experimentations. I also play the ruan as my minor instrument. I compose my own music and most of the time I like to improvise. I started with classical Chinese music, then got the opportunity to cooperate with...
Li Jun, who turned to legal prostitution after her divorce, set up the organisation to struggle for the now jobless (or illegal) prostitutes after the law took effect in 2006, struggling for a longer buffer zone period for retraining for different jobs.
Having been delegitimised, the girls often had nowhere left to turn, many of them were far from earning sufficient savings to retire and most were old enough that it would have been difficult to change profession with only 2 years of legality. Furthermore, as in many societies, they...
For six years, Saberi has worked openly as a freelance journalist in Iran...
Denise Coghlan is a sister of mercy from Australia. She was working in Thai Refugee Camps with the Jesuit Refugee Service before their decision to separate the crew to focus on other fractions of the civil war. It was decided that some would stay...
Some twenty years later, one day, I came back to Tafalong to visit my Grandfather. We had a nice chat before he started to call me Nakao.
"Why do you call me Nakao?!" I was astonished.
"Your name is Nakao," said Grandpa peacefully.
Later on, I went to Sado and asked my aunt, "my name is Wusay, right?"
"Yes...." My aunt nodded, slightly confused.
"But Grandpa says, just now, that my name is Nakao."
"Oh really?" My aunt thought for a second and said, "in that case... you are Nakao."
My transformation took about ten minutes only.
One day, my neighbor, a Hoanya, asked me...
Currently a student at the Institute of Life and Death Education and Counseling Department in Taipei, Hsin-Chin has decided to devote her life in helping people who lose their faith in life.
This decision is in fact, deeply related to her life experience.
As Hsin-Chin was still a teenager when her elder sister committed suicide. Qingqing who could neither forgive herself, nor her sister for putting such an abrupt end to her life, spent many difficult years mourning the her...
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