Taiwan culture and history alerts

I’ve been reading quite a bit of Taiwan history recently, but what’s really missing is stuff from the last 10-20 years. I guess most of this stuff comes from periodicals and the like. Unfortunately, I’m not dedicated to read ALL the English language papers everyday to try and find some good history articles,or in-depth features abotu politics etc.

So, my idea is this. I’m sure there’s others like me. Let’s post a little alert when there’s something interesting in one of the papers, somethig online, or even a feature in an overseas magazine or academic journal.

I’ll start with this modest little offering, which is a summary in the Taipei Times a couple of days ago of the murder of Chen Wenchen.

taipeitimes.com/News/edit/ar … 2003108575


There’s an excellent collection of historical essays that have appeared in the Taiwan News:


Some were written by distinguished local scholars. The ones I’ve read were all concisely written and well translated.

Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Good stuff.