It's the time for the Wednesday experience sharing session once again. When this time comes around, everyone surreptitiously breathes a sigh of relief that the week is already half-over do they not? Thanks to everyone for staying this late to hear a younger colleague share with you how to calculate accurately the C/T value of your life. I see a lot of people have come, a lot of whom are older colleagues with substantial experience under their belt, you're not only higher up in the company than me, but you've also been here a lot longer, you've worn out a lot more swiveling chairs than me too, so you're probably curious about two things, the first is as to why it's me standing here today, the second is as to...
In recent times Taiwan and Hong Kong have both gotten caught up in text book controversies, although these have root in different political contexts, they are both closely tied to the "rise" of China and its expansionist policies.
Opposition to nuclear power in Taiwan is not new. Former movie star and spiritual author Terry Hu's involvement with campaigns in the early 1990s is but one high profile example and eRenlai has probed the issue here. The Fukushima incident, Taiwan's ageing reactors and the ongoing construction of a fourth nuclear plant have coalesced a range of social responses in recent years. In this context, the underground electronic artists behind I Love Nuclear!? have come taken nuclear...
Tom Rook was born in in Exmouth (England) in 1988. After he graduated from the geography department of the University of Nottingham, he moved to Taipei where he makes a living as an English teacher. He shares with us his passion for maps by introducing us the map of Taipei he meticulously drew for more than 100 hours.
The Gateway to Asia
When considering Taiwanese culture and society, one cannot fail to notice how Taiwan’s place on the World’s map has determined its fate in history.
A Crossroad, a Gateway, a Meeting Place: all definitions that apply to this “Kingdom of High Mountains”, emerging from the clash between gigantic continental plaques to stand as bridge connecting the powerful northern empires of China, Japan, Korea, and the...
The connection between his centenary anniversary and Pacific studies may seem an odd one, but there are several...
This is the first vlog in a series in which Daniel Pagan Murphy talks about his quest for Mandopop fame, in which he documents his experience singing on TV shows in Taiwan, as well as going over the highs and lows and offering some tips to people who aspire to break into the entertainment industry.
You can follow Daniel's progress on his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DanielLiLiDaNian
On youtube: http://www.youtube.com/dannypamu
Or on twitter: https://twitter.com/dannypamu
Photo: Daniel (right) with fellow wannabe Mandopop star Justin (left)
There is a growing realization among psychologists and within the corporate world that the nature and organization of work have a lasting impact on employees' mental health. Boredom, tiredness and anxiety are the three overwhelming symptoms of mental stress that affect workers.
Bust of Becquer. Photo by Ana Rey
¿Qué es poesía? -dices mientras clavas
en mi pupila tu pupila azul.
¿Qué es poesía? ¿Y tú me lo preguntas?
Poesía... eres tú.
These four simple lines are considered by many people to be some of the most famous and beautiful in the history of Spanish literature. Written by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, a Romantic poet of 19th century Spain, they roughly translate as:
The Waiting Hall. Scenes of Modernity is a discursive event taking place on the opening night of the Taipei Biennial 2012 in the vast entrance lobby of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, where subsequently it will remain as an installation and archive. About seventeen people—artists, theorists, activists—are invited to engage in dialogues, which take place in secluded, small office-boxes installed in the lobby. Five dialogues take place in parallel, and audience members listen to their dialogue of choice on headphones, but they can also register themselves to become a partner in one of the dialogues. The installation is conceived as a backstage area and a waiting hall in the image of a Kafkaesque narration of bureaucracy...
Wang Xiong was born in July, 1985 in Taipei, Taiwan, where he still lives with his two cats. He graduated from the Department of Chinese Literature and dropped out of the Master's Program of the Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Literature, he is currently working in journalism. He has previously been awarded National Taiwan University Prize for Modern Verse.This poem won the Modern Poetry Judge's Award of the 34th United Daily News Literature Prize.
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