Monthly Archives: June 2015

Shamelessly Ashamed: 「不恥」 or 「不齒」 Part 2

This is an update to a former post that you can check out here. The previous post described the use of the term 「不恥」(bu4chi3) in a short story by a Taiwanese author. I later came across the term again in 《馬橋詞典》 … Continue reading

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A Dictionary of Maqiao 《馬橋詞典》書評

A Dictionary of Maqiao is a really considered and philosophical book, whilst managing to retain an earthiness and wit throughout.   I liked the way the narrator poses the book as an effort to deconstruct traditional story-telling. He sees the traditional … Continue reading

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Film Review ‘Ice Poison’: All the right ingredients but no magic 《冰毒》影評

This film is set in and around Lashio in Northern Shan State in Myanmar, a region populated by many ethnic Chinese. Some are later immigrants, while others are remnants of the retreating Nationalist Army – posted there as guerrilla forces … Continue reading

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MRT Poetry ‘Eagle’

Nice little poem on the MRT in Taipei by Luo Renling (羅任玲): 鷹 Eagle 站在巍巍的山頂等 Standing on the towering mountain top awaiting 風,漫漫近了 The wind, as it gradually approaches 張開茫然底袖 It absently spreads its sleeves 一個寂寞 A sudden sense of … Continue reading

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