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An evening at the German Institute Taipei

The German Institute Taipei is located on the 33rd floor of Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010, when it...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

In memoriam of Father Rábago

Last Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, I had the solemn duty to attend the funeral of Spanish Father Andrés Díaz de Rábago at the Holy...

Auguste Chapdelaine, French martyr of China

Auguste Chapdelaine was the French Christian missionary whose violent death at the hands of Chinese authorities on February 29th,1856 became the casus belli for...

Remembering the 2011 Japan earthquake

Not the deadliest, but by far the costliest natural disaster in world history happened on March 11, 2011, when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, the...

Kurusu Saburō, the man who couldn’t preserve peace

Kurusu Saburō, the Japanese career diplomat who as a special envoy tried to negotiate peace with the United States before the outbreak of World War...

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