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Podcast: Taiwan's New Direction

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (C) celebrates her victory in Taipei on January 16, 2016. (Philippe Lopez/Getty Images)
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In the fifth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we look at the implications of a new government on the island that may be less friendly toward Beijing.

How Taiwan's Election Highlights the 'Failure' of China's Cross-Strait Strategy

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou wave to journalists prior to a meeting at Shangrila hotel in Singapore on November 7, 2015. It was the first time in nearly seven decades that the top leaders of China and Taiwan met. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Since 2008, Beijing has tried to bring Taipei closer through increased economic and people exchanges. But the recent vote on the island suggests this approach isn't working.

Ten Events That Shaped Asia in 2015

Satellite image of the Asian continent. (Visible Earth/NASA)
Current Affairs

From Iran to Nepal and Singapore to Syria, here's how 2015 will be remembered on the world's largest continent.

Kevin Rudd: 'No Chinese Economic Implosion in 2016'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd argues that China's economy will not collapse in 2016.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a piece for Time magazine, the former Australian prime minister lays out what we can expect from China in 2016.

Jen Shyu's Eclectic Brilliance

Jen Shyu in performance. (Tom Shea/TBS Photography)
Arts

The talented musician, performing soon at Asia Society Texas, discusses her unique musical sensibility with Asia Blog.

Photo of the Day: Sun Rays Over the Wharf in Taiwan

Golden rays from the sun peep through the clouds gathered over Fisherman's Wharf in Taipei, Taiwan on June 19, 2015. (Brian Sheng/Flickr)
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Golden rays from the sun peep through the clouds gathered over Fisherman's Wharf in Taipei, Taiwan on June 19, 2015. (Brian Sheng/Flickr)

Interview: What Do Hawaiian and Taiwanese Aboriginal Music Have in Common?

Daniel Ho. (Lydia Miyashiro-Ho)
Arts

Daniel Ho, a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer, shares about his musical journey ahead of an August 14 performance at Asia Society Texas Center with the Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe from Taiwan.

Interview: Yang Mu on Personal Narratives and the 'Thriving' Taiwanese Literary Landscape

Yang Mu and his book Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet.
Arts

In his autobiographical essays, Yang Mu tells the story of Taiwan's social, political, and cultural changes in the twentieth century through personal narratives about his childhood in Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan.

Photo of the Day: A Blanket of Mist in Taiwan

Lao Mei rocks shrouded in the morning mist in Shimen District, Taiwan on April 4, 2015. (白士 李/flickr)
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Lao Mei rocks shrouded in the morning mist in Shimen District, Taiwan on April 4, 2015. (白士 李/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Twinkling Skyline in Taiwan

A city comes to life as buildings light up during nightfall in Taipei, Taiwan on June 12, 2015. (Brian Sheng/Flickr)
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A city comes to life as buildings light up during nightfall in Taipei, Taiwan on June 12, 2015. (Brian Sheng/Flickr)