Brian Hioe

Tsai Ing-Wen and the Long Shadow of Chen Shui-Bian

Even if it may be that Tsai’s victory in the present seems all but inevitable, Tsai faces certain uphill challenges once president. Such challenges ultimately stem from international perceptions of the first DPP presidency under Chen Shui-Bian. The DPP is still seen as a dangerous troublemaker that threatens to disrupt cross-strait relations on the basis of its ideological pro-independence fanaticism on the basis of Chen Shui-Bian’s presidency... Read More

侯孝賢的《聶隱娘》與左統:侯導由政治遁入美學

侯孝賢終究是一位帶有左統色彩的電影人。因此,侯孝賢在戒嚴時期也參與了抵抗黨國威權,正如我們在《悲情城市》對國民黨的深刻批判,以及侯孝賢身為第一位敢於以電影呈現白色恐怖的電影人,不顧當時解除戒嚴僅僅兩年,仍在野百合學運爆發一年之前,國民黨仍有可能採取報復手段的英勇表現之中所見。但也正因侯孝賢支持與中國終極統一,使得他和台灣的關係自此愛恨交織,以至於在外省人與本省人認同的議題上提出了應受譴責的論斷。我們在《聶隱娘》裡同樣能看出這點。... Read More

2016年總統大選會是台灣抗爭年的盡頭嗎?

倘若過去這一年是一整個世代曾被看作政治冷感的年輕人踏入政治的開端,蔡英文總統任內的台灣青年將在政治上扮演怎樣的角色,則仍是未定之數。我們看到的會是社運青年延續這一年來堅韌的力道?還是社會運動在與蔡英文的蜜月期過後急速消沉?... Read More
Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe

Editor

Brian Hioe was one of the founding editors of New Bloom. He is a freelance writer on social movements and politics, and occasional translator. A New York native and Taiwanese-American, he has an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and graduated from New York University with majors in History, East Asian Studies, and English Literature. He was Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy from 2017 to 2018.

丘琦欣,創建破土的編輯之一,專於撰寫社會運動和政治的自由作家偶而亦從事翻譯工作。他是出生於紐約的台裔美人。他自哥倫比亞大學畢業,是亞洲語言及文化科系的碩士,同時擁有紐約大學的歷史,東亞研究及英文文學三項學士學位。