Editorial Board

New Bloom began in Taiwan in 2014 in the wake of the Sunflower student movement and was founded by a group of American journalists and Sunflower movement student activists.



Lorand Laskai (雷洛然) is a writer living in Beijing and recent graduate of Swarthmore College. He previously lived in Tainan, Taiwan.

Brian Hioe (丘琦欣) is an M.A. student at Columbia University, a freelance writer on politics and social activism, and an occasional translator. He is formerly a resident of Taipei, Taiwan.

葉俊廷 (Tyng) is a medical student in Taipei. Wanted to get people’s attention to the history and the transform justice in Taiwan, he held several events in memory of the 228 incident. Also, he’s interested in the labor condition of medical professions.

Wen Liu (劉文) is a doctoral candidate in social psychology at the City University of New York and a freelance writer on issues of sexuality and politics. She is currently based in New York City.

郭凌峰 (Terry) The last Wild Strawberry participator in Freedom Plaza, a researcher of consciousness, free will and schizophrenia at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and an active anarchist in Nankan, Taiwan.

聞遠志 (Wilson) is a medical student in Taipei and is also a Taiwanese nationalist. 希望讓人關注偏鄉醫療資源不足及分配不均的問題。

Mori (默笠) was born and bred in Taiwan, and one of the occupiers who stayed in the Legislative Yuan from the first night until the very last night of the occupation.

胡景祥 (Shane) is recently a house husband living in US.

陳宣諭 (Shelly) is a Kaohsiung native now living in Taipei. She’s interested in political communication and marketing, and was involved in the media wing of the Anti-Media Monopoly and Sunflower movement. She currently works for a reformist candidate’s bid for mayor of a major Taiwanese city.

Freda Nada is a writer and media junkie currently based in New York Chinatown.

Sam Sussman is a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford and UK Editor for New Bloom. He once shook hands with Taiwanese President Ma Ying Jeou without suffering physical injury.

Special thanks to Kathy Chan for designing our logo, Sinru Ku for providing the photography for our banner, and 陳令洋 for providing calligraphy.