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Special Pokémon GO event to kick off Sunday in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The developer of mobile game phenomenon Pokémon GO is hosting a special event Sunday (Nov. 22) in Tainan, where Pokémon trainers can catch featured monsters ...

Scholar says school textbook exaggerates extent of early Han population in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- How many Han immigrants were there in Taiwan when the Dutch were expelled by Koxinga in 1662? 100,000 is the number stated in Taiwan’s new senior high school history t...

Photo of the Day: Koxinga beer spotted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- British writer Grace Jackson took this photo of a can of Taiwan-brewed beer commemorating 17th century leader of Taiwan Koxinga (Cheng Cheng-kung, 鄭成功) in southern Taiwan's...

Executive Yuan spokeswoman challenges legacy of Ming general in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s indigenous people have expressed their support for Executive Yuan Spokeswoman, Kolas Yotaka, after her comments on a religious ceremony held in Tainan that ...

Koxinga graphic novel honored at Taiwan Golden Comic Awards

Graphic novel “Koxinga Z,” about the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) loyalist general who ousted the Dutch from Taiwan in the 17th century, won Comic of the Year at the 2018 Golden Comic Awards O...

Confucius supports southern Taiwan’s history and culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legendary philosopher Confucius (孔子) has been recruited by the Tainan County Government (臺南市政府) to promote the region as a tourist destination and to encourage deeper unde...

A Dutch woman writes a historical novel about Taiwan under Dutch rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Dutch woman who studied Chinese language in National Taiwan Normal University more than 30 years ago was so fascinated with the history of Formosa under colonial Dutch rul...

Students reenact the landing of famous general Koxinga in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Near the shores of Annan District of Tainan, on April 29 southern Taiwan 14 ancient warships, carrying over 300 soldiers under the colors of Koxinga (國姓爺) stormed the shor...

Photo of the Day: Digital reconstruction of 'Koxinga Hunting the Tiger'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young Mexican artist has seamlessly digitally reconstructed a 19th century woodblock print of the 17th century leader of Taiwan Koxinga (Cheng Cheng-kung, 鄭成功) hunting a tige...

A Cruise Ship Passenger Guide to Anping, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a 9-year break, the Tainan City Government announced earlier this week that cruise ships are once again going to be docking in the historic Port of Anping this year. Two ...

A pilgrimage to the old Tainan, capital of early Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--I feel obliged to write about Tainan, where I grew up, not because it is my home city but because there are so many interesting places to talk about in the oldest city on the isl...

Top 10 Alternative Places to visit in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the old capital of Taiwan and home to a sizable proportion of the country’s architectural and historic heritage, Tainan is a fixture on the tourist on the tourist trai...

2017 Zuoying Wannian Folklore Festival brings religious and cultural carnival to southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The 17th annual Kaohsiung Zuoying Wannian Folklore Festival is taking place on the banks of the Zuoying Lotus Pond (蓮池潭) from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, featuring light shows, stage perf...

Top 10 Best Preserved Historic Buildings in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This week saw the Taipei’s Urban Regeneration Office (URO) launch its 17th “Old Building New Life Awards”, a laudable program which seeks to encourage the pre...

5 amazing places in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kevin Lu, 26, a 3D computer graphics artist who resides in New York City, took a trip to Taiwan in March of this year and enjoyed it so much that he decided to create this list...