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Digital Sources on The History of Kaohsiung

On H-Asia a scholar asked where she could find pics and maps, especially online, from the 1930s through the 1950s, on the city of Kaohsiung. Just to give you an idea of what’s out there, here are some of the replies:
The Kaohsiung Museum of History has set up an online “image bank” through which you [...]

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Chen Chu Wins One

Chen Chu, the DPP Mayor of Kaohsiung, won her appeal that reversed a lower court decision to annul her victory in the Kaohsiung mayoral race.
An appeals court ruled Friday that the mayor of Taiwan’s second largest city was elected fairly, reversing the decision of a lower court.
The island’s High Court said the razor thin electoral [...]

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Protests with the Mostest

KMT supporters arrive for the big rally.
Massive rallies in Taiwan yesterday! I stopped by the KMT UN rally today for about an hour and a half during its opening moments, where I met the redoubtable Craig Ferguson of CFImages (Craig’s beautiful images are up now on his blog), and watched my first rally from the [...]

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Kaohsiung Mayoral Election Invalidated

A local court has invalidated the Kaohsiung Mayoral election.

Judges decided that accusations Chen’s camp made regarding Huang Jun-ying (黃俊英), her main rival, on the eve of the election and on the polling day influenced election results.
The district court stressed in a news release that “Chen’s polling-day action of making public a videotape showing a man [...]

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Here and there in Taiwan

Last weekend I attended Michael Klein’s wedding in Kaohsiung. While we were waiting for the evening banquet to commence, my family and I took a stroll around the area, the Love River and the Ambassador Hotel.

An alley.

One view of a Kaohsiung avenue.

Same avenue. I liked them both so much, I kept ‘em both.

Posing under the [...]

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Pasuya Yao is baaaaaack!

LastyYear Jason over at Wandering to Tamshui and I had a fine time tracking the silliness of former GIO head Pasuya Yao. Whenever there was a slow week, we could rely on Pasuya to pull us out of the blogging doldrums. The kickass blog That’s impossible! reports that Pasuya is back and running for a [...]

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