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Taiwan’s Techno Gods

Nobody quite knows how it started, and there are several competing stories. But somebody or somebodies in Taiwan got the idea to combine traditional religious temple parades and its deities with techno and pop music, and at the same time … Continue reading

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2017 Lantern Festival

According to the Chinese zodiac this year’s Chinese New Year rang in the Year of the Rooster, year of the chicken in Chinese, but rooster sounds better in English. Here are some photos from the Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, … Continue reading

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Chinese Folk Religion

Taiwan enjoys a colorful and diverse religious life, mainly featuring Chinese culture and tradition. Elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are often mingled together with various deities, so that people speak of ChineseĀ Folk Religion. These three young men are dressed … Continue reading

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