Monthly Archives: March 2012

Yang Fumin: The Future of “Tai Ke” Literature

(Originally Published on eRenlai.com) Yang Fumin (楊富閔) is a promising young writer whose recently published short story anthology Huajia Nanhai (花甲男孩) was lauded by many famous writers and critics including Luo Yijun (駱以軍) and Shi shu (施淑) amongst others. His … Continue reading

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Re/turn

Performance Friday 15th April 2011, 7.30pm My teacher gave me some tickets to see this performance, by the Tainaner Theatre Troupe. I’d been to the theatre in the Xinyi branch of Eslite before to see a play inspired by the … Continue reading

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2005 Outdoor Taiwanese Opera Company Festival – The Legend of Liu Mingchuan 外台戲歌仔戲匯演: 烽火英雄-劉銘傳

Performed by 一心戲劇團 (One Heart Theatre Troupe)   I saw this DVD in the library had English subtitles and my curiosity got the better of me. For 3 years now I have glimpsed bits of Taiwanese Opera performances in parks, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Le tribunal itinérant Directed by Zheng Wenqing

A woman tearfully reads a letter from her paraplegic husband which grants her a divorce from him. The husband looks on as she reads his words advising her to divorce him so that she can have time for herself and … Continue reading

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Book Review:《那些人,那些事》- 吳念真

Hello everyone, I’m Conor. I’m currently doing a masters in Taiwanese Literature at National Taiwan University and Frances asked me to suggest some books that might be useful for everyone to keep up their Chinese and for discussion if anyone … Continue reading

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Learning characters

Continuing the theme of ICT and picking up on a member’s comment from my last post, I have to say that I have found no more effective way of getting students to learn characters than repeated copying by hand. Many, … Continue reading

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