The View from Taiwan

Commentary from Taichung - Taiwan

Entries for August, 2008

Shieh Acquitted

During Chen Shui-bian’s second term a number of officials were prosecuted for corruption in what looked to many like a deliberate political put up job intended to create the impression that the Administration was corrupt. Today the Taipei Times reported on an acquittal in one of the most outrageous cases:
The Tainan District Court on Wednesday [...]

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Stevan Harrell Interviewed in Blogging Beijing, and other tales

Dr. Stevan Harrell, longtime Taiwan and China scholar who used to live in Taiwan and has produced some wonderful work on it, was interviewed on his work in China and on the Beijing Olympics, on Blogging Beijing. A sample:
How were you drawn into studying minority people in southwest China?
After the Mosher affair , it was [...]

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