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Chinese Filmmakers Barred from Golden Horse Awards

The Chinese Film Association has barred mainland actors and directors from participating in the Golden Horse Awards, Asia’s most prestigious film honors, which are hosted in Taipei. At last November’s awards ceremony, when accepting an award for her independent documentary, “Our Youth...

Taiwan Feels Heat Over Uighur Film

In the latest example of the Chinese government trying (and sometimes succeeding) in imposing censorship over cultural events overseas, the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has rescheduled a showing of The Ten Conditions of Love, a...

Taiwan Cartoonist Captivates China: Chu Teh-yung

Chu Teh-yung or Ronald Chu, a cartoonist from Taiwan, is getting recognition in mainland China with a new museum built in his honor, despite the tensions between Taiwan and China. From The Yomiuri Shimbun: Late last month, the...

Young Taiwanese Fear Authoritarian Revival

Current action taken by Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jiu to establish closer ties with China as well as increased restrictions on public demonstration are leaving young Taiwanese worried about a possible retreat in the...

Mao Comes To Taiwan

Shu-Ching Jean Chen reports in Forbes, from Shanghai: Mao Zedong may have failed to conquer Taiwan, but this Monday, he will achieve a posthumous landing on the island, on the face of Chinese bank notes. As part of comprehensive...

Edward Yang, 1947 – 2007

In 2000, Taiwanese engineer-turned-director Edward Yang won the Cannes best director award in 2000 for “Yi Yi.” The press reported his death today. Yang was 59. From
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