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Taiwanese Cuisine and People

A Bite of Taiwan: Memories of Home and Cultural Amalgamation

Danzi noodles and miso soup, Formosa Plastics Steak and moon shrimp cake, Chiang Kai-shek and his Chinese chefs...Taiwanese cuisine goes a long way to answer some basic questions: who are we? Where are we from? What is us?

A Retrospective

How Much Do the Taiwanese Love to Travel? The Wandering Youths of a Bygone Era

The Taiwanese people began spending their vacations abroad after 1979. 470,000 people vacationed abroad during that first year. By 1988, the number was over a million, and it kept on climbing. In 2017, on average every Taiwanese visited another Asia-Pacific country—mainly Japan—more than once that year...

Things about the 30 Year-old World Wide Web

The world wide web is 30 years old this year. On 12 March 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee published his proposal for connecting information together so that it could be easily shared and accessed, describing how a “web of notes with links (like references) between them is far more useful than a fixed hierarchical system.” But the astronomical growth of the web could also be its downfall, Berners-Lee warns.

Life & Style
Building from Discarded Newspapers and PET Bottles

A Canadian Realizing His Green Dream in Taiwan

Can you build a house with repurposed PET bottles? In rural Pingtung County you can find such an entirely handmade, sustainable “low-tech” building. Its architect is a Canadian who came to Taiwan 20 years ago, married a local girl and has meanwhile become a naturalized citizen of Taiwan. Let’s meet with this ingenious builder.

The Dadaocheng Party

A Unique Reinvention of Tradition

When Dadaocheng was at its lowest point, the Sedai Group moved to renovate and reinvigorate an area long steeped in tradition. Today, old stores are embracing a new entrepreneurial spirit and reinventing themselves with cultural and creative flair.

Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 2019

German Stories, Guest of Honour at the Taiwanese Book Market

“Taiwan has a strong reading culture, and Taiwanese readers have tremendous intellectual curiosity about and interest in articles and publications from Germany. This is an ideal basis for our partnership and the reason why we have been working with the Taipei International Book Exhibition for years."