Written by Paris Shih. The gay history of Jolin Tsai was not only a gay thing. It was also a generational thing. For every Taiwanese gay man growing up in the late 90s and the early 2000s, there was a Jolin Tsai. It was both personal and political, individual and communal.
Written by Matt Taylor. In part one of this two-article feature, where we are trying to understand the impact of the November 2018 same-sex marriage
As Taiwan’s LGBT community reels from the result of the referendum, they can find solace in the rich collection of Taiwan’s LGBT music cannon. Those songs that saw the community fight against discrimination, against inequality, and espouse the values of freedom, individuality and defying the status quo have an even more important meaning now than they did before.
Written by Chen-yu Lin Other than being known as the production centre for Mandopop in its heyday, in recent years, Taiwan has also a burgeoning
Written by Eric Scheihagen Whenever Taiwanese popular music of the 1980s, Taiwanese singer-songwriters or indeed the history of Mandopop in Taiwan in general is being
Written by Chen-Yu Lin. The night of 20th June 2018 was one of the most significant nights of my life when I finally managed to see No Party for Cao Dong playing live at the
Written by Eric Scheihagen. Despite the efforts of the songwriters mentioned in part one and others, Hoklo songs saw a steep decline in the late
Written by Eric Scheihagen. The years immediately following World War II were a commercial low point for the music industry in Taiwan. The primary problem
Written by Matt Taylor. Televised singing competitions enjoy enormous popularity in China. With over 30% of broadcast television involving competitive performing and viewership regularly exceeding