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Posts Tagged ‘Sunflower Movement’

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Book Reviews

From ‘Black Island’ to ‘The Convenient Illusion of Peace’

Two recent books look at the impact of civic nationalism in Taiwan, one from a domestic perspective, the other at the strategic level

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Optimism Wins in Taiwan

The outcome of Saturday’s elections is directly linked to the Sunflower Movement and the emergence of youth involvement in national politics

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: What Young Taiwanese Voters Want

They know what they want. But is the older generation listening to them?

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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Two Ads, Two Worlds

Two recent ads, one supporting the KMT and the other the DPP, start from the same point but end up in completely different territory

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Politics

Taiwanese Election Candidate Denied Entry Into Hong Kong

New Power Party candidate Huang Kuo-chang was invited to appear on a CNN talk show, but the territory’s immigration authorities won’t let him in

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Book Reviews

Rex Unbound: A Review of Rex How’s ‘Taiwan Unbound’

A former national policy adviser to President Ma talks about constitutional amendments, the rise of new civic movements, and the very future of Taiwan

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Society & Culture

Curriculum Protests Challenge Chiang-Confucian Social Order

With their recent actions, Taiwan’s youth have put their elders on notice about the changes to come

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Society & Culture

Lessons in Dissent: The Documentary

A documentary on Hong Kong activists sheds light on the fears, frustrations, and achievements of youth movements in the former British colony, and shows parallels with Taiwan

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Politics

Taiwan’s Hopes and the Duty of Its Youth Under Globalization

The following is a speech given by former president Lee Teng-hui at a Jan. 30, 2015, winter youth camp held by his foundation

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Politics

KMT Reform? We’ll Believe It When We See It

A former KMT spokesman argues in an influential foreign publication that the KMT is in the ‘throes of reform’. That would be wonderful, but don’t hold your breath

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