Published in 2011, this book describes my first two years living and teaching English in Taiwan.
Ideal for people who are considering traveling or moving to Taiwan, the book provides a general outline of Taiwanese history and culture, from geological formation to modern day trends like betel nut girls, cosplay, and poop-themed restaurants.
In this light, highly personal, and humorous work, I contrast my punk rock youth with Confucian values, discuss Taiwan's culture of convenience, and touch on controversial issues like the special treatment received by Western male expats.
The book is 100% bilingual, in English and traditional Mandarin, and includes over 100 color photos, illustrations, and poetry.
Taiwan in the Eyes of a Foreigner has been recommended by Lonely Planet Taiwan author Joshua Samuel Brown.
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