Thursday, April 17, 2014

Welcome to Tairadical

Tairadical (台份子) is not your typical Taiwan food, travel, or "cultural experience" blog. Learn about what goes on behind the scenes in Taiwan's ongoing two-decade struggle for democratization and how it is experienced by the locals in life and politics; how the younger generation's web culture has gone from a counter-culture to the 6 o'clock headline news; and how perhaps you can even join me as I explore a new language. Welcome to Formosa, the beautiful island!

Since I haven't written anything substantial on here yet, I just want to give you an idea of what you can expect to see:

  • Translations of breaking or important Chinese-language news and articles that haven't yet found their way into the English papers
  • In-depth background, history, and current developments of local politics that might be common knowledge for an educated Taiwanese, but hard to come by without being able to read Chinese
  • Developments in immigration policy or other topics relevant for foreigners. I hope this can be an authoritative source for this type of thing as most other forum posts and websites (looking at you, Tealit) can't ever seem to keep up
  • Exploration of the Taiwanese web culture, especially memes, trends, and other viral hits
  • Taiwanese language lessons and practice materials
  • Shameless plugs for my own translation/interpreting and English tutoring/training services
If there's any other type of content you'd like to see, just drop a note below or shoot me a message. Enjoy!


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