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/ Editor’s Picks
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.
The reemergence of “local culture” has turned stereotypical notions of “old,” “worn” and “ancient” o...
Lee Hsiang-ting/tr. by Phil Newell
If you look at historical maps of Taiwan, the lines marked by time that define our island’s old citi...
Taichung: A Fantasy Story of Renovation and Urban Revival
Kobe Chen/photos by Chuang Kung-ju/tr. by Phil Newell
The Taichung Calligraphy Greenway has in recent years become an enormously popular gathering place. ...
Tainan: Winds of Change, Winds of Preservation
text and photos by Cheng Nai-hua/tr. by Phil Newell
The summer winds that blow in Taiwan are called “south winds,” and they are humid and sticky. The ch...
A Touch of Green Brings History to Life
Lee Hsiang-ting/photos by Hsu Pei-hung, courtesy of Public Television Service/tr. by Geof Aberhart
Once again, literary giant Kenneth Pai and Golden-Bell-winning director Tsao Jui-yuan have joined fo...
TOPS Assists Refugees on the Thai–Myanmar Border
Liu Yingfeng/photos by Jimmy Lin/tr. by Geoff Hegarty and Sophia Chen
As islanders, for many people in Taiwan the idea of a land border between countries is something dis...
Saving Taiwan’s Crow Butterflies
Kuo Han-chen/photos by Hsu Ching-ho/tr. by David Mayer
“Thousands of crow butterfliesFlap their resilient wingsIn a three-day aerial paradeUndulating forwa...