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Kondo among the Atayal/Sedeq peoples, 1896 to 1930
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Sunday, June 17, 2018
American Citizens for Taiwan #5: America, Taiwan, and the Inevitability of History
Our reservoirs should could have used that predicted rain... My latest for American Citizens for Taiwan. I was going to post this up yeste...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Then and Now: the Dong 19
A while back I posted on the old Japanese coast road , now the Dong 19 ( Streetview ), a little road right next to the sea just south of...
In which Hau throws shade at Ko, and other developments
Pastoral scenery The Taipei Times reported on the ongoing KMT-CCP lovefest at the Straits Forum in Xiamen, China this week. It seems fo...
Saturday, June 09, 2018
My Latest for American Citizens for Taiwan: Being Taiwanese, Being Chinese
Yes, there is a balloon museum near this spot. Its reputation is inflated, however. My latest for American Citizens for Taiwan: Being Ta...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
US Mulling Transiting Warships Through the Taiwan Strait "at a delicate moment" *sigh*
Road cruise Yes, it's Reuters... Exclusive: At delicate moment, U.S. weighs warship passage through Taiwan Strait Phil Stewart, I...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Pollfail: Bizarre WaPo poll UPDATED w/reponse
Your tax dollars at work. speaking in Taipei on #tiananmen anniversary Shanghai venture capitalist and Party ideologue Eric Li tells me:...
Friday, June 01, 2018
....and it's a three-way in Taipei
A winery outside Fengyuan Yup. It's official. Pasuya Yao is now the DPP candidate for Taipei mayor. I was scared it might be someone...
American Citizens for Taiwan #2: Know Your Weaponized Narratives
That guy waited so long, he turned into a statue My second installment for American Citizens for Taiwan: Know Your Weaponized Narratives...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Paper on Parade: Irrigation Water Theft, Fertilizer Fraud, the good old days.
A sentry stands guard at the old rail bridge on the bike path outside Fengyuan The Taipei Times ran a report the other day on rising ir...
Gutmann on Xinjiang: Is this what's in store for Taiwan when China comes over?
Gutmann has for years been working on CCP organ harvesting from political prisoners. He made this talk last month but for some reason it o...
Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan Press Freedom Committee on WHO Exclusion
A solarized school. Wish they'd do that to all public buildings... In mid-May the UN excluded Taiwanese journalists from attending t...
Monday, May 28, 2018
New Book: Lord of Formosa
Lord of Formosa Joyce Bergvelt Available from Camphor Press Last month Camphor formally launched its latest offering in an increasin...
Saturday, May 26, 2018
The Unbearable Rightness of being the Economist... and Politico *sigh*
The Tazih Train station. Hopelessly and inhumanly huge and poorly designed, in the morning when it is crowded the crappy chairs are floode...
Donovan: Froze, the Turtonator and Me on Ko P
My friend Dom took this picture of me, which I really love because it is with a good friend whom I have known for several years. He lives ...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Frozen Garlic and Donovan Smith on Local elections, K-town and Taipei
George and Mary's. It's for sale! Long post ahead, so let's get Kaohsiung out of the way. Frozen Garlic has a superb post o...
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