Radio New Bloom

Radio New Bloom: Next Season after the Lunar New Year!

Hello! 新年平安 and happy holidays from New Bloom! We wanted to let you know that Radio New Bloom is going to take a little break for Lunar New Year. We hope that you’ve enjoyed this last season of our podcast and we’re looking forward to share more content, conversations, and recordings that we’ve been working on with you in this next upcoming season. We hope that wherever in the world you are listening that you’re staying healthy and we wish you a happy new year, and we’ll catch you all in the Year of the Tiger....

Radio New Bloom #19: Coen Blaauw on Thirty Years of Pro-Taiwan Advocacy in Washington

For the nineteenth episode of Radio New Bloom, we feature an interview with Coen Blaauw, a Dutch lawyer and Senior Policy Advisor to the Formosan Association for Public Affairs, a US non-profit promoting Taiwan’s right to self-determination. He joined FAPA in 1989 and has since become a central figure in the Taiwan independence movement in the United States. He specializes in connecting with members of the U.S. Congress, drafting Taiwan-related legislation, and recruiting support for these legislations....

New Bloom Happy Hour #1: The Loneliest Number

Welcome to another episode of Radio New Bloom! Today we’re excited to debut a new program, that we’re calling New Bloom Happy Hour where New Bloom members get together to discuss a topic. Today we’ll be discussing Jay Caspian Kang’s new book, The Loneliest Americans, with a focus on the New York Times’ excerpt of the book and the first chapter of the book. Participants in the discussion are SueAnn Shiah, Daniel Yo-Ling, Wen Liu, and Eathan Lai...

Radio New Bloom #17: Savungaz Valincinan on the Five Year Anniversary of Tsai’s Apology

For the seventeenth episode of Radio New Bloom, which is primarily in Mandarin, we present the live recording for our event last month on the five year anniversary of Tsai Ing-wen's apology to Taiwanese Indigenous. The event asked the question: Five years later, have conditions improved for Indigenous in Taiwan? Has Taiwan become a more pluralistic and inclusive country five years after Tsai’s apology?Our featured speaker is Savungaz Valincinan, a member of the Indigenous Youth Front who is currently a graduate student in law...

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...

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...