December 1, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Tim Chng is one of the founders of ITASA (Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association), and we’ve known each other since those college days. He is currently documenting the overseas Taiwan Independence Movement on Wikipedia. I thought I’d invite him onto Talking Taiwan to talk about some of

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November 22, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Esther Chen is a Taiwanese American actress and comedian. We spoke about how she got into doing standup comedy, worked with Jerry Seinfeld, and ended up back in Taiwan during the pandemic. Esther shared how she’s had to adjust her standup comedy material to suit the different

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November 14, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Earlier this year there was a lot of buzz about this thing called NFTs. These days you know that something’s definitely gone more mainstream when it’s talked about on The Ellen Show and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.   What are NFTs, these non-fungible tokens? I

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November 8, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: November 9th would be the 103rd the birthday of the late revolutionary, Taiwan independence activist, and historian Su Beng (史明), who passed away on September 20, 2019. I’ve been working on his English-language biography and I wanted to remember him on this day.     In this episode

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November 1, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: We thought it would be a good time to re-share this past episode about the Ghost Month in Taiwan. It’s November first, the day after Halloween, October 31st which is actually short for all Saints’ Eve, and November first is All Saints’ Day, a Christian feast dedicated to

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October 26, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: My guest on this episode of Talking Taiwan is Ming Chiang, the president of Hello Taiwan. We talked about how Hello Taiwan got started, its charitable contributions and events, its connection to the annual Passport to Taiwan event in New York, what its mission is, how it creates

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