Articles By Brian Hioe

All Hail the Korean Fish!

I don’t have blind faith that the Han bubble will suddenly implode and people will wake up and smell the roses.

Panda Protection

Pandas are loaned on ten-year terms, with the requirement that one million USD be paid to the Chinese government each year during the loan period.

All Mod Cons

The plumber and my landlord began shouting at each other in Taiwanese, arguing about the pricing for the job.

Living to Eat in Taiwan

The best chance for a restaurateur in Taiwan is to be good-looking, win some kind of international competition, and also have switched careers to pursue a driving passion involving food.

The People’s Daily’s Twitter Account is a Social Media Dumpster Fire

Should Chinese scholars panda panda lifespan?

Sleepless in Taipei

The thought of spending one-third of one’s existence lying on a bed is unbearable to me.

An Island of Cults?

On the exploitation of credulity in mass societies

Tour of Babel Primary category in which blog post is published

In defense of wenqing (文青)

It strikes me as sad that some haven’t seen what should be obvious.

Hong Kong, Taiwan’s Other

I sometimes think of the activist world as being like the jianghu of Chinese-language martial arts novels.