Articles By Brian Hioe

The Face of Protest in Hong Kong

A society sometimes devours its young, that is, its brightest and most promising.

In case of emergency

I felt somewhat stupid as I said all this. No, this doctor wouldn’t understand.

After the tear gas

The dangers inherent in protests and clashes with the police are offset by this strange utopian element.

A Sea Goddess Told Me to Destroy the World

Gou’s claim that his run was ordained by Mazu was a calculated political move.

Gay Sex Robots are coming to Kill Us All

The anti-gay groups prevailed, but even with all their money they were notably ridiculous and inept.

A dark but happy place

We develop our own coping rituals.

Kiang in the Taipei Underground

The first time I went to Korner in 2013, I drank so much that I ended up falling down a set of stairs and knocking out a tooth.

A Neighborhood I’m Moving Out Of

Maybe some will remember that I used to live here: Whatever happened to that guy who seemed to always be eating out of the same 7/11, perpetually ordering coffee at strange hours of the night?

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.