Life in the Post-Covid Era
2020 / December
The eruption of the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted social order and daily life. But it has also inspired the rise and transformation of many industries. Moreover, well-known people from all walks of life are being affected by the pandemic in ways that are causing them to rethink the links between their personal lives and other people, the environment, and even the nation. Through the stories they share, we can look at the impact of the pandemic from a new perspective.
Life During the Pandemic—Chen Fang-ming
Chen Fang-mingScholar of Taiwanese literary history, chaired professor at National Chengchi University. Works published over the last 30 years include scholarly articles, essays, and poems. His A History of Modern Taiwanese Literature offers a new vision of Taiwanese literary history.......
Life During the Pandemic—Lai Peixia
Lai PeixiaSinger, TV and radio host, artist, and spiritual mentor. Published The Courage of Coming Home and Nonviolent Communication for Beginners. Views life as a process of reconciling with oneself. Enjoys sharing her experiences with others.......
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