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Editor’s Picks are selected from among each issue's most interesting articles. These selections also highlight English vocabulary items to help readers with their English studies. Just click on highlighted words to hear their correct pronunciation.
Cover photo: Independent bookstores provide Taiwan’s “most beautiful cultural scenery.” Fan Yi Art B...
Nestling In on the Penghu Islands
Sam Ju/photos by Chuang Kung-ju/tr. by Geof Aberhart
On Penghu sits Juv. Art Center, a bookstore and cafe that is also an art gallery, lecture theater, a...
Books for Lodging—Susu’s Huang-Huang Bookstore
Liu Yingfeng/photos by Chuang Kung-ju/tr. by Jonathan Barnard
When you come to Taitung, do you want to hang out at a bookstore? The question has become an apt slo...
The Fierce Wife Takes on Latin America—Taiwan’s New Take on Cultural Diplomacy
Lee Hsiang-ting/photos by Jimmy Lin/tr. by Geof Aberhart
Pop culture is an important aspect of soft power, and a unique way to push cultural diplomacy. Taiwa...
Picture Books for Multiculturalism: An Immigrant Mother’s Tale
Lee Hsiang-ting/photos by Chang Su-ching/tr. by Jonathan Barnard
As a volunteer reader in schools, Vietnamese “new immigrant” Cheng Mei and her sons created picture...
“Insane” Choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava Finds His Way Home
Liu Yingfeng/photos by Chuang Kung-ju/tr. by Phil Newell
It is shortly after the Chinese New Year, and an unusually large crowd is flowing into a former suga...
Hakka Tung Blossom Festival 2015
Chang Chiung-fang/photos by Jimmy Lin/tr. by Geoff Hegarty and Sophia Chen
Tung blossoms cover the hills / winds blow and the flowers fall / like the pretty floral skirt of a ...