William is a correspondent for Deutsche Welle based in Taipei, and a regular contributor to The Guardian, Quartz, and The Independent.
We talk to PhD candidate Lev Nachman about the world of Taiwan Studies in academia. He discusses his entry into the field and provides practical advice for students around the world who are interested in studying Taiwan.Lev Nachman is a PhD candidate in the political science department at UC-Irvine studying social movements and political parties in Taiwan and Hong Kong. He is also a Fulbright scholar and is currently based in Taiwan. He tweets (a lot!) at https://twitter.com/lnachman32Today’s episode is hosted by Sam Robbins - a masters student at the department of sociology at National Taiwan University where he researches international data activism.  He is also editor at Taiwan Insight, the online magazine from the University of Nottingham. This was Sam’s final episode as a researcher on the Taiwan Take.Support the show by donating on patron.com/Taiwan | Follow us on Twitter @ghostislandme.EPISODE CREDIT | Host/Producer - Sam Robbins | Editor - Claudia Shen, Sam Robbins, Emily Y. Wu @emilyywu | a Ghost Island Media production | www.ghostisland.media
May 24th marked one-year since Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. We talk to life-long LGBT activist, Jennifer Lu, about the development of the LGBT rights movement over the last 30 years in Taiwan. Jennifer is the chief coordinator of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan, and has been championing LGBT rights both in Taiwan and internationally for over 15 years.This interview was recorded in the beginning of January, 2020. Today’s episode is hosted by William Yang, a correspondent for Deutsche Welle based in Taipei, and a regular contributor to The Guardian, Quartz, and The Independent.     Support the show by donating on patron.com/Taiwan | Follow us on Twitter @ghostislandme.EPISODE CREDIT | William Yang @williamyang120, Host | Emily Y. Wu @emilyywu, Producer | Yu-Chen Lai @aGuavaEmoji | Sam Robbins @helloitissam, Assistance | Thomas Lee, Brand Design | Music license MB01ZAK7RWFCG4W | a Ghost Island Media production | www.ghostisland.media
On March 19, 2017, Taiwanese pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-Che (李明哲) disappeared in China. Ten days later, China admitted to having taken him. Mr. Lee is now serving a five-year sentence for the “subversion of state” in Hunan, China. Evidence against him included social media activities on QQ, WeChat, and Facebook, both when he was physically inside and outside Chinese borders.   Today’s guest is E-ling Chiu(邱伊翎)Executive Director of Amnesty International in Taiwan, and former Secretary General of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights. Ms. Chiu has been working closely with Lee’s wife, lobbying for international support and leading the coalition of civic society called “the Lee Ming-Che Rescue Team."   Hosted by William Yang, a correspondent for Deutsche Welle based in Taipei. Yang is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Quartz, and The Independent.   Here is video from Mr. Lee's trial on Sept 11, 2017.   Letters to Lee Ming-Che can be posted to:   赤山監獄 | 413104 中華人民共和國湖南省益陽市沅江市南嘴鎮赤山監獄 | 收件人:獄政管理科 轉 李明哲 先生 | To get in touch and support NGO’s helping the case:  Amnesty International, Taiwan | Covenants Watch | Taiwan Association for Human Rights | The Letter-Writing Campaign (Mandarin)   Support the show by donating on patron.com/Taiwan | Follow us on Twitter @ghostislandme.EPISODE CREDIT | Emily Y. Wu @emilyywu, Producer, Editor | Sam Robbins @helloitissam, Research | Thomas Lee, Brand Design | Music license MB01ZAK7RWFCG4W | a Ghost Island Media production | www.ghostisland.media
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