As my Fulbright time winds down, I have more sightings to share, in and outside Taipei, of human-bird connections past and present. One day the subway greeted me with photos of elegant birds of Taiwan.Read More
While not a serious bird watcher, I’ve been fortunate to witness some of Taiwan’s endemic and migratory birds. When I applied for my Fulbright project, I knew Taiwan was a mecca for live birds as well as bird art, and Guandu especially was a prime location.Read More
One of the first sights to catch my eye in Taipei was the classic Chinese roof ornament or “roof charm” showing a man sitting on a bird, usually a chicken or phoenix, which was traditionally the first in a series of ceramic “walking beasts” on the roof ridge of important buildings.Read More
What Do You Know About Taiwan?
Taiwan is an independent democratic state in East Asia, officially called the Republic of China (ROC). It’s a compact mountainous island located off the coast of mainland China.Read More
I’ve arrived in Taiwan for my five-month Fulbright adventure, and I’m staying just outside the city at Taipei University of the Arts, in a guest room on a very beautiful campus.Read More