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Taiwan Literature Award announces Creative Writing Award winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) has announced the finalists and winners of the 2022 Taiwan Literature Awards Creative Writing Awards. A roster of 16 lit...

Taiwanese poem selected for Irish translation competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Ireland's most prestigious universities has partnered with Taiwan's de facto embassy to launch a translation competition that calls for English renderings o...

With support from the Mellon Foundation, AUW to soon launch a Humanities major

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - Media OutReach - 8 July 2022 - Thanks to a grant of $1 million from the Mellon Foundation, Asian University for Women (AUW) is planning to launch a new Humanities major for ...

First Taoist priest elected to Taiwan’s national academy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s national academy, the Academia Sinica, has for the first time elected a human science researcher and Taoist master as an academician. Lee Fong-mao (李豐楙),...

Teachers union urges rethink of Taiwan's Bilingual 2030 policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Federation of Teachers Unions (NFTU) on Monday (July 4) called for a reassessment of the Bilingual 2030 plan to address the many problems caused by the policy...

Russians fleeing war and repression seek solace in Istanbul

In an elegant patisserie on the Asian side of Istanbul, I am waiting for Irina Gaisina to come back from the immigration office. The 39-year-old psychologist and politician left Russia for Turkey in e...

New York attorney set to run in Taipei mayoral race as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media personality and New York attorney Tung Wen-hsun (童文薰) announced her Taipei mayoral bid on Friday (July 1) as an independent candidate, unveiling at the same time a p...

Taiwan university causes stir by seeking Chinese department professor who teaches in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University’s (NTNU) Department of Chinese has sparked debate by seeking to hire a professor who can conduct classes in English. The job pos...

700 Taipei high school students forced to retake final after prankster leaked answers online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 700 first-year students at a high school in Taipei were forced to retake their Chinese literature final exam on Thursday (June 30) after a student was found to have l...

Ukraine bans Russian music and books

In Ukraine, it is now illegal to play Russian music in public or import large numbers of books from Russia and Belarus. The new ban passed by Kyiv's parliament covers "products from artists o...

Paul Huang and NSO's intoxicating recital rocks TSMC art festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning violinist Paul Huang (黃俊文) performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), and conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), for the first time in Hsinchu on Friday (J...

Religious critics of south Taiwan zombie exhibition spark debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following recent comments criticizing and calling for the cancelation of the Tainan Art Museum’s upcoming “Ghosts and Hells: The Underworld in Asian Art”...

In Colorado, a GOP rarity: An abortion rights candidate

DENVER (AP) — Joe O'Dea stood before hundreds of social conservatives and uttered words they were unaccustomed to hearing from a Republican U.S. Senate candidate: “I know my position on abortion isn't...

The diary of Anne Frank – on the 75th anniversary of the first edition

Bear witness, shape the futureBASIL, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 22 June 2022 - “People should stop teaching history lessons and start teaching the lessons of history,” is what Otto Frank wrote s...

Russian journalist sells Nobel Prize for Ukrainian children

NEW YORK (AP) — What's the price of peace? That question could be partially answered Monday night when Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov auctions off his Nobel Peace Prize medal. The...