The culture history of Taiwan

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Taiwan Funeral Strippers
Combined dialogues from H-Asia and other lists in 1995. An extensive discussion of the rationale for the use of striptease dancers at formal occasions since the 1980s.
Taiwan Diary #2: 25 Virgins
By Scott Simon, 11 June 1999. The Siraya, early inhabitants of what is now Kaohsiung. The beauty of its natural setting is often overlooked. It is still a popular destination for day hikers or young couples who climb its slopes at night to watch the lights. But Kaohsiung is best known for its harbor. The rite of masculinity for young Kaohsiung men is to visit a collective grave dedicated to 25 virgin women factory workers who died in a boat accident in 1973.
It's called ‘Taiwanisation’
By Goh Sui Noi, The Straits Times, 5 August 2000. Under President Chen Shui-bian and the Democratic Progressive Party, the Taiwanisation process, begun during President Lee Teng-hui's last term, is predicted to continue and even gather pace. In fact, President Chen's inauguration in May had a strong local flavour.
It's Taiwan culture
By Goh Sui Noi, The Straits Times, 5 August 2000. President Chen is actively promoting Taiwanese culture, which he says is distinct from that which exists on the mainland. This view worries Beijing.
Giving voice to Taiwan's working class
By Gavin Phipps, Taiwan Times, Sunday 21 December 2003. Best known for its impromptu performances at labor demonstrations and for squatting at factories faced with closure, The Black Hand Nakasi () band's recent acceptance of a Taipei Cultural Award (黑手那卡西) certainly doesn't mean the group is going to become urbane and change it class-struggling ways.