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Leonard Chien

An English-Chinese interpreter and translator in Taiwan, Leonard now serves as an coordinator in GV Chinese and Lingua project. My blog at: back from the world

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Latest posts by Leonard Chien

25 January 2009

Taiwan: Books, Writers & Videos

China Times in Taiwan announces "Books of the Year" and makes short videos for awarded writers to share their writing experiences and perspectives. Hopefully their ideas will be portrayed through...

9 November 2008

New Zealand: Time for Change As Well?

On November 8, New Zealand held a general election with opposition coalition winning a majority in Parliament. Is this a time for change? Bloggers have different opinions.

30 October 2008

SketchPAN: World without Words

SketchPAN, a service from Korea, aims to create a easy platform for people to express themselves with paintings. In the world without words, language is no longer a barrier for...

17 September 2008

Five Minutes to Midnight: Let the Youth Be Heard

Since June 2003, Five Minutes to Midnight (FMM), a non-profit organization, has been trying to give youth's a voice on human rights and international issues, especially in developing countries. Leonard...

2 June 2008

Taiwan: Bridging Digital Divide with Puncar

Since May 2008, Puncar project has visited several rural villages and tribes around Taiwan, teaching young and old, men and women about using blogs, online tools and applications to bridge...

19 October 2007

Taiwan: 2007 Taiwan Pride Parade

On October 13th, the fifth Taiwan Pride Parade took place in the eastern district of Taipei. Close to fifteen thousand people joined in this activity. The theme this year is...

22 August 2007

Taiwan: The Gentrification of Shih-Da night market

Shih-Da night market is one of the most famous night markets in Taipei. (“Shih-Da”(師大) is the abbreviation of National Taiwan Normal University(國立台灣師範大學) in Chinese. The night market is right next...

11 August 2007

Taiwan: What's Next After Wikimania 2007?

Wikimania 2007 at Taipei ended on August 5th. To members promoting Mediawiki in Taiwan, this international conference is a wonderful opportunity for exchanging ideas. Among organizers and contributors, we can...

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