Cultural Insights


但問起一般美國人對北卡的印象,仍舊與傳統南方、菸草與棉花緊緊連在一起。曾經是美國棉花帶(Cotton Belt)的一部分,直到1865年南北戰爭結束,北卡州內的36萬的美國黑奴才獲得自由。蓄奴制度與南方邦聯(the Confederate States of America)的歷史緊緊糾纏,直到現在跟美國的朋友談話,南方邦聯仍是一個很重要的參考點。

Read More »

Hyphenation: Maneuvering Hybrid Cultural Identities

 “中白鷺的腳腳和嘴巴是黃的. 大白鷺有黑色腳腳, 黃色的嘴巴.” Intermediate egrets’ feet and mouths are yellow. Large egrets have black feet, yellow mouths. 白熊 patiently explained the differences between the large

Read More »

The Journey To Kucapungane

When I submitted my research proposal during the Fulbright application process, I understood that the architectural sites of the Taiwanese indigenous Rukai and Tao people

Read More »
Photo by Artemas Liu (Flickr: Sunflower student movement in Taiwan) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Inside Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

“Say goodbye to Taiwan,” wrote political scientist John Mearsheimer in a widely read article in the March-April 2014 issue of The National Interest.1 Threatened by China’s rising

Read More »

& Reflections