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Unforgettable Formosa (Wang-bu-liao) – video by Luther Deese

This deftly fashioned retrospective of the island sixty or so years ago, Memories of Taiwan by Luther Deese, begins with the poem by Meng Hao-ran 春曉, Spring Dawn: 春眠不覺曉, 處處聞啼鳥, 夜來風雨聲, 花落知多少. Waking sleepily on a spring morning, everywhere there is the song of … Continue reading

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Taiwan Street Theater Circa 1966

Street theater in Taiwan back in 1966 was a neighborhood affair. On holidays the local temples hired theatrical troups like this one, the 正新義樂劇團, to put on classical operas like Peach Blossom Fan 桃花扇 or Madam White Snake 白蛇傳. It … Continue reading

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