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Fireflies kindle a nostalgic glow in Taiwan's cities

Nov 5, 2017

Fireflies kindle a nostalgic glow in Taiwan's cities

Fireflies don't have a lot going for them. For starters, they're bugs —not the pretty kind like butterflies, but beetles, the kind people swat away from lunch boxes or squash on the sidewalk. Even when they do their signature thing of glowing, ambient light ...

Groups work to preserve Japanese colonial architecture in Taipei

Oct 5, 2016

Groups work to preserve Japanese colonial architecture in Taipei

Toward the end of World War II, Japanese authorities in Taiwan began to prepare for a possible invasion the United States, which would have included a blockade of the island's ports and isolation of major population centers from sources of essential supplies. Among these preparations ...

Japan's lighthouse legacy lives on in Taiwan

Sep 14, 2016

Japan's lighthouse legacy lives on in Taiwan

In the summer of 1867, the American merchant vessel Rover, sailing north from southern China's Guangdong Province, lost its way during a storm, drifted into waters off the southern coast of Taiwan, struck a reef, and sank. While the captain and crew of the ship ...