Interviews

Who Rules Asia?: An Interview with Noam Chomsky | 誰在統治亞洲?:諾姆·喬姆斯基專訪

李爰錚為破土專訪左派學者諾姆·喬姆斯基,內容談到亞太局勢,左派知識分子的責任,和美中衝突下台灣以及其他亞洲國家的出路。專訪時間為2021年6月25日。歡迎大家收看分享! For New Bloom, Jenny Li interviewed Noam Chomsky on the responsibility of leftist intellectuals in time characterized by conflict between the US and China, as well as possible ways out of this dilemma for small nations such as Taiwan caught between great power competition. Check it out!...

Radio New Bloom #16: Namoh Nofu Pacidal on Pangcah Feminisms

For this installment of Radio New Bloom, we present a live recording from our talk with Namoh Nofu Pacidal on April 16, 2021, "On Pangcah Feminisms." This episode is primarily in Mandarin and is the fourth episode of our current season, coming one day after Indigenous Peoples Day in Taiwan and before our talk on Sunday about the five year anniversary of Tsai Ing-wen's apology to Indigenous on behalf of the ROC state...

‘I Think We Can Learn a Lot From Black Thinkers’: An Interview With Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal

In 2017, the student press founded by Thai student activist Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal published เวลาอยู่ข้างเรา: หนังสือวันเกิดโจชัว หว่อง (Time is on our side: A book for Joshua Wong’s 21st birthday), which included translations of Liu Xiaobo’s ‘The June second hunger strike declaration’ and Martin Luther King, Jr’s ‘Letter from Birmingham city jail.’ I talked with Netiwit at the beginning of July about his translation of King’s ‘Letter,’ the influence of Black political thought on his activism, and the politics of civil disobedience in Thailand...

Radio New Bloom #15: Chi Ta-wei on Taiwanese and Asian American Queer Literature

For the latest installment of Radio New Bloom, Sheng Kao spoke with Chi Ta-wei, a teacher and scholar of queer literature at National Cheng Chi University. We speak with him about his introduction to Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and the recent English translation of his novel, The Membranes. This is the third episode of our current season...

Radio New Bloom #12: Catherine Chou on Misinformation about the American Presidential Election in Taiwan

For this week’s installment of Radio New Bloom, editor Garrett Dee spoke with Gatherine Chou, a professor of medieval and early modern history at Grinnell College, and a prominent online advocate for Taiwan. We spoke about perceptions of the American presidential election in Taiwan and among Taiwanese diasporic communities and the effects of misinformation about the election on individuals of different generation...