The younger obeys the elder is the traditional way of life in the Amis traditions. The catchy songs and dances : friendly tunes, strong tempos, and catchy rhythms are the characteristics of Amis folk tunes. Almost all other ethnics know how to sing one or two Amis songs. However, the variations are found from village to village; therefore, there is still no theory about the development. The fly fish culture : catching flying Fish is one of the major events in the life of an Yamis. The Yamis live around the fly fish catching activities, and this concept extends to Amis believes and their view of the universe legend has it that the God in heaven also has fly fish in his home.
The Taiwanese vegetable seller turned philanthropist
From the Island of Women to #MeToo - Taiwan Scene | Taiwan Digital Travel Magazine
Wearing a thick support belt and hunched over thanks to back and leg problems, year-old Chen Shu-chu puts peppers, taro and mushrooms into bags for customers at her vegetable stand in eastern Taiwan. She does this for up to 18 hours a day, six days a week. But no matter how much money she makes, she spends no more than a few dollars a day on herself so that she can give away the rest. The donations included money inherited from her father, royalties from a book written about her and cash prizes for her work. To some people, it might seem like madness to give away most of your wealth. But Ms Chen insists it's not that difficult.
From the Island of Women to #MeToo
Taiwan is the first country in Asia to have legalized gay marriage, but it also remains one of the few where adultery is still a punishable crime—that is, until last Friday. On May 29th, the Justices of the Constitutional Court convened and struck down the law criminalizing adultery, declaring it unconstitutional. Article A married person who commits adultery with another shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year; the other party to the adultery shall be subject to the same punishment. With divorce on the rise, and marriage becoming less popular, it might seem that the continued criminalization of adultery is more necessary now than ever.
Not long ago, when news of rich and powerful men finally being called to account — dethroned as a comeuppance for sexually predatory behavior — was still rolling in, my friend Darice Dan Chang wrote about how the movement had barely touched Taiwan. Until just few centuries ago, the vast majority of Taiwanese did not have ancestral ties to China: the permanent population was entirely Austronesian. However, it was known to Chinese explorers.