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Debory Yi Li: The Evolution of Taiwanese Identity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCStzJazmR8 USC graduate Debory Li came to Taiwan for an independent documentary project on Taiwanese identity. She spent ten months working at the Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation as an intern and on her project. Debory found wealth of experiences and a depth of understanding that coincided with the vision of Fulbright

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Eugene “John” Gregory: The Militarization of Law in Eighteenth Century Qing China (1644-1912):the Case of Deserting Soldiers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJTrPg8R1cs Over the course of the eighteenth century in Qing China, increasing categories of criminal cases began to be processed within a militarized judicial track emphasizing speed, simplicity, and finality. This represented a significant structural change to China’s judicial system and is well illustrated by criminal desertion cases.     John

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FLTA 筆記

假期裡的某一天,旅行在伸手不見五指的漆黑洞穴裡,地下水流緩緩自腳下滑過,洞穴外是接近三十度的高溫,洞穴裡長年流淌的冰涼地下水,卻讓已經穿著防寒衣的我們禁不住打了一個冷顫。看不見天光,抬頭,頭頂的探照燈冷不防與洞裡的蝙輻四目相對,反射出詭異的幽幽紅光 ,無聲地抱怨這群不速之客的無故打擾。聽不見街道上奔馳的汽車呼嘯、也不聞市井小販的沿街吆喝,「嗒…」一滴水自冰涼的洞壁落下,就打破了一室的悄然寂靜。

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Top Five Highlights of a Year in Taiwan

Top ten lists are everywhere these days. As readership moves online, and as viewership becomes more dependent on a catchy title to encourage a curious click, writers have become adept at condensing regular material into this appealing format. One of my favorites this year was a Foreign Policy piece by

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Contemporary Aboriginal. The Mixing.

For my Fulbright grant I chose a topic of immense richness: the aboriginal peoples of Taiwan. What I found exceeded my every expectation.  I have experienced countless encounters and exchanges, celebrated the sacred rites and important dates of the harvest and hunting calendars of the Pangcah (also known as Amis),

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Reflection on Teaching Advanced English Writing at a Taiwanese University

I have been teaching ESL for many years, both in the United States and in several foreign countries. My students hail from a variety of ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Over the years, I have taught a wide spectrum of English classes, including speaking, listening, study skills, reading, literature, and

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