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Chinese Teens Respond To Amy Chau's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Amy Chau has gained international attention since an excerpt from her new book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was published in the Wall Street Journal. What do Chinese teens think of it?

Destinations: Taiwan | China | Singapore | Hong Kong
Topics: Culture
Front cover for Warrior Odyssey

Book review: Warrior Odyssey - Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,466]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to set off on a quest around Asia, researching and discovering lesser-known and rare martial arts along the way? Read about the experiences of Antonio Graceffo in his latest book, Warrior Odyssey.

Destinations: Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Martial Arts | Culture | People | Working Abroad | War & Conflict
Book cover for Antonio Graceffo's upcoming book, Warrior Odyssey.

A Warrior's Odyssey - Interview with Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,466]

Antonio Graceffo's eagerly anticipated new book, Warrior Odyssey, covers the beginning of his trek throughout Asia. Commencing from 2001, his quest for adventure has developed into a journey of...

Destinations: Malaysia | Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Literature | Traditions | Culture | People | Religion | War & Conflict | Ancient History

Art, Culture and Candy: The Small Museums of Taipei

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Stuffed gorillas, miniaturized Vaticans and gigantic blocks of gold-encrusted nougat; diversity is the hallmark of any serious cultural journey...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | Festivals | Art | For Kids
Antonio Graceffo (left) learns the Khmer martial art of Bokator under the watchful eyes of Master San Kim Saen in Phnom Penh.

Learning History and Culture Through Martial Arts

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,466]

David Calleja talks with Antonio Graceffo, host of Martial Arts Odyssey, and leading Filipino kuntaw instructor, Grandmaster Frank Ayococho.

Destinations: Burma | Taiwan | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Vietnam | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Martial Arts | People | Sports | Traditions

Taiwan collector sees footbinding as forerunner to modern fashion

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

"Three-inch lotus" - footbinding in China...

Destinations: Taiwan | China
Topics: Culture | People | Fashion
City Marx Graffiti

Graffiti Walk: Pop Culture in Ximending

Carrie Marshall - globetrotteri [200]

Here in Taipei, the walls are the manifested dreams of talented artists. Taipei’s urban youth reaching for artistic style and development have found their own sort of personal fame and respect on these walls.

Destinations: Taiwan
Topics: Culture | Art
Aupair in Taipei, Taiwan.

Simple Taiwan!

emily santos - emzanne [536]

There is always demand for aupairs in Taiwan and those with the right qualification are highly valued

Destinations: Taiwan | Tainan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Festivals | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Economy | People | Fashion | Shopping

Film Review: YiYi

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Life is one, big, not-so-happy family in this Edward Yang film that focuses on three generations, plus a few in-laws and neighbors in Taipei.

Destinations: Mongolia | Taiwan
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts

Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Audrey Lim - alim [9,137]

In my family, we have a dog, an ox, a rat, a tiger, and two dragons! When such a varied bunch sits together, one can expect a clashing of "personalities" and other factors... but such is the...

Destinations: Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia | Taiwan | China | Macau | Singapore | Beijing | Hong Kong | Taipei
Topics: Culture | Traditions
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