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How to Travel Taipei by Bike — Discover the City’s Hidden Secrets

Taipei is a bustling metropolis, often behaving like a living beast with its people like blood cells and its many towers and avenues growing like bones and muscles. And like any beast, it can be hard to befriend. Naturally, this is where bicycles come in handy. The city is easy to ride around despite how …

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Dining in Taipei: The Best Taiwanese Food to Eat

Taiwan is a hidden gem when it comes to East Asian cuisine. While everyone knows Japanese sushi and ramen, and Chinese food is beloved the world over, Taiwanese food is perhaps the most diverse and delicious in East Asia. Eating the best Taiwanese food means eating the best food, full stop. And that makes finding …

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Scales of Injustice by Loa Ho: Champion of the Downtrodden

Scales of Injustice by Loa Ho | Translated by Darryl Sterk Living in twenty-first century Korea, the animosity levied against Japan by much of the population still holds true today, even amongst many young people. This animosity of course stems from Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945. Such hostility is arguably understandable, but …

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Review: The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi

  Wu Ming-Yi is Taiwan’s most celebrated author, and at the time of writing, only two of his novels have been translated into English (The Stolen Bicycle, and The Man with the Compound Eyes). Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2018 (alongside Han Kang’s illustrious The White Book), it’s certainly my hope that the …

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