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Tsai lauds Taiwan's transitional justice efforts to commemorate 228 Massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) listed her administration’s accomplishments in implementing transitional justice over the past eight years in a speech at a memorial cer...

Lai Ching-te stresses need for more education, reflection on Taiwan's 228 Massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) emphasized the need for more education concerning the 228 Massacre during his remarks at the memorial service for its 77th anniversary i...

New Taiwan history exhibition opens in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan’s National Museum of Taiwan History’s (NMTH) new “Transcending 1624—Taiwan and the World” opened on Thursday (Feb. 1) to the public, p...

Centuries old painting showing Dutch and Siraya arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An oil painting showing a rare depiction of early Dutch colonizers and Indigenous Taiwanese in the 1600s will be shown publicly in Taiwan for the first time in February. ...

Taiwan's Academia Historica promotes publication of Chiang Ching-kuo diaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Academia Historica will hold a book launching event and discussion to mark the publication of a selection of Chiang Ching-kuo’s (蔣經國) diaries from 197...

Rush on to save Taichung's Peace Daily building from wrecking ball

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scholars are rushing to rescue a historic building that once housed the Peace Daily (和平日報) newspaper, which was tied to the February 28 incident, that is on the verge of b...

University of Edinburgh to hand back Paiwan warrior skulls to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The University of Edinburgh is set to return four Paiwan warrior skulls in its possession to Taiwan. The remains are expected to arrive in Taiwan on Nov. 5, after which...

Taiwan's Academia Historica to hold event for release of Chiang Kai-shek's diaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s national history institution Academia Historica announced its plan to hold a book launch event on Oct. 31 for the release of Chiang Kai-shek’s (蔣介石) d...

Taipei court rules in favor of prisoner's right to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei court has ruled that a voting booth must be provided in Taipei Prison marking the first time in Taiwan history that a prisoner will be allowed to vote. An inma...

2024 Taipei book fair picks Netherlands as theme country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Netherlands will be the theme country at the 2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), 400 years after the Dutch landed in Taiwan, reports said Friday (Sept. 1...

Chiang diaries returned to Taiwan after ownership dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Historica announced on Thursday (Sept. 14) that the original diaries of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) and numerous historic documents from thei...

VP Lai, You Si-kun talk Taiwan history at International Religious Freedom Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) and Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) recalled Taiwan’s dark days of martial law in keynote speeches at the International Religi...

How Did Taiwan Become an Eaters’ Paradise?

Elderly Taiwanese who grew up during the heyday of the agrarian economy like to say that rice fills you up better than noodles. The old adage that “familiar flavors are the best” explains ...

Unlocking the Past: Digital Archives Illuminate Taiwan’s History

When we flip through photo albums from our childhood days, the pictures call up memories both bitter and sweet. Those experiences shaped the people we have become. If we extend this notion back by 30,...

Taiwan midwife who birthed over 5,000 babies dies aged 104

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City held a public memorial service on Saturday (July 8) for Lo Liu A-tzu (羅劉阿自), a midwife who delivered more than 5,000 babies, and died aged 104 on June 23. ...