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For detailed biographical information, please check the very first article of this blog. Thanks!

A short trip to Taiwan’s “Windy City”

After a chaotic business meeting in Taoyuan and a very enjoyable visit to a foreign friend in Zhubei, on the evening of October 28th,...

How I asserted my rights as a tenant in Taipei

I’m very aware of the fact that in Taiwan I can’t expect Western standards in many areas. Considering the bureaucratic overregulation on the Old...

Taiwan plans to further preserve its Chinese cultural heritage

Sinology is an academic discipline that focuses on the study of China primarily through Chinese philosophy, language, literature, culture and history, often referring to Western...

An election campaign with a very Taiwanese touch

Since 2014, local elections in Taiwan have been unified to a single vote, typically in November, held once every four years. So, on November 26th,...

The ridiculous concept of cultural appropriation

In the evening of October 1st, 2022, I attended a wonderful concert at the National Concert Hall in Taipei with my girlfriend. The main...

Being sexually harassed in Taiwan

Disclosure is a 1994 Hollywood movie, directed by Barry Levinson (born in 1942), starring Michael Douglas (born in 1944), Demi Moore (born in 1962) and Donald Sutherland (born in...

Lovely earthquake island

Unknown to many in the West, Taiwan is blessed with some unique natural beauty. Its 168 mountains that top 3000 meters, squeezed into just 32,260...

My father witnessed the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The House of Windsor is a British dynasty originally called Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, after a duchy in Thuringia, in the heart of Germany, from where...

The European high standard of hygiene is relative

When I started offering my home-made food at a traditional market near where I live in May, my neighbor to the left was selling...

Lovely old gentlemen

The term “Mainlanders” essentially refers to the group of people from all over China and extremely different backgrounds that arrived in Taiwan between the end...

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