Chatham

Convenience Stores

Here in Taiwan we have learned the value of a convenience store.  There are 7-Elevens and Family Marts on almost every block of every town we have visited.  We have bought snacks, fruit, water, drinks, candy, meals…


Recap: To the Drum Troupe!

In retrospect, my last day in Taichung was tiring, but eventful. My day revolved around the Qing Nian Gu Shou (aka. Youth Drummers). I attended a morning activity session that the members of the Qing…


Kefir & Blintzes in Hualien

Dr. Lott and I ventured off to try a Belorussian (White Russian) restaurant that I spotted on my morning jog, and which also was recommended to us by Dr. Kerim Friedman, when we visited National…


Local Train to Zhixue

Today we took the local train from Hualien to Zhixue to visit faculty at Dong Hwa National University.  So far in Taiwan we have ridden on very modern vehicles.  The High Speed Rail train and its…



Feminism

One of the topics we are studying in Taiwan is how women business owners relate to feminism.  In a presentation of our preliminary research findings to students at Tunghai University, the Chatham students discussed the definitions…


Tiawanese Liang Mian

As an individual who is allergic to soy, I have had a few close calls and minor mishaps with foods that we have eaten in Taiwan. Yesterday, the research team went to interview HZC, a…


Morning Nutrition Interview

Ashley and I interviewed CL, a young female entrepreneur. She is an alumna of Tunghai University. Through Catherine Kuo, a professor of Tunghai University who also gave us a lecture on feminism in Taiwan, we…


Chinese Opera: The Live Ensemble

  Last night, we attended an outdoor Chinese opera performance. In addition to the elaborate costumes, special effects, and the choreographed martial arts, I was intrigued by the live ensemble musicians that accompanied every moment…


第二的 Restaurant

Today Team C interviewed the owner of Papa Mia, Ada. Before the interview,  our Tunghai student interpreters and we enjoyed lunch at Papa Mia. I ordered a Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce (due to my soy…


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