Taiwan Under Japanese Rule

Truth and consequences

Settling into his seat in a To Kwa Wan hotel cafe, director Wei Te-sheng pauses before answering how he feels about the reception of his Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale diptych at home in Taiwan.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

Channel hop

It is the Republic of China's centenary, and Discovery Channel is launching a three-part documentary series looking at the history, politics and culture of the island it now calls home.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Warriors of the Rainbow - Seediq Bale I

Starring: Lin Ching-tai, Masanobu Ando, Bokeh Kosang, Vivian Hsu Jo-hsuan Director: Wei Te-sheng Category: IIB (Seediq language, Taiwanese Hokkien, Mandarin and Japanese)

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Politicians call a truce for Taiwan Braveheart

A new Taiwanese film, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, is causing a huge buzz on the island even before it has gone on general release.

The 4 1/2-hour epic - to be shown in two parts - is already being hailed a Taiwanese masterpiece.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


New Jersey

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Lone player

On Saturday evening, in capitals around the world, soccer fanatics prepared to settle in front of TV sets and watch Germany take on Sweden in the first knockout game of the World Cup. In Taipei, however, the athletic focus was on something utterly different - a delayed broadcast of a New York Yankees baseball game featuring Taiwanese pitcher Wang Chien-ming.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am