Deleuze as Prophet of the Moment

The Scene  |  The Tribe   |   Douglas Powers  |   August 14, 2011, 7:35 pm

We visited Taiwan for several weeks and witnessed the marked ascendency of Asian economic dynamism grounded on a functional culture and rational economic policies. There is a good balance between free-market capitalism, functional social values and pragmatic public expenditures. The speed of economic growth and social optimism during the last 20 years is in marked [...]

Uneasy in a Buddhist Temple

The Mind  |  The Monastery   |   Franklyn Wu  |   June 23, 2011, 4:30 pm

On our way back from a visit to Dharma Realm Monastery in Liugui, a rural district of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, our local host took us to visit another Buddhist establishment in the vicinity. This particular monastery sits half-way up one of the many hills in this mountainous region in Southern Taiwan, and like many other hill-side [...]

The Real One Was Thought to be False

The Encounter  |  The Mind  |  The Scene  |  The Tribe   |   Audrey Lin  |   April 24, 2011, 9:52 pm

While reading some of Master Hua’s reflections, I came across this story: There is a story about when the students from mainland China first came to Taiwan. Because they were fleeing for their lives, none of the students, except maybe one or two, remembered to bring their diplomas. When they applied for college in Taiwan, [...]