To let you all know a little bit about what I'll be doing over in Taiwan and why I'll be going over there, here's a little summary for your reading pleasure:
I've wanted to go to Taiwan since I started really getting into Chinese Music; as this website began to expand, so did my love for c-pop! What at first was merely a tool for me to learn chinese with became so much more to me, and I have been continually drawn to the music scene in Taipei like a moth to a flame. Most of all, I'd like to experience the music scene in Taipei in more depth, and to also get a better understanding of how it's become a part of Taiwan culture.
It's taken me a hell of a lot of effort to get myself this 139-day trip to Taiwan, so I will definitely be spending each and every moment soaking up everything that Taipei has to offer me!
I'll be going over as a visiting student with National Taiwan University, which has quite a long history of artists that have graduated from there etc. William Wei, Wu Qing Feng, Sandee Chan...It's also Taiwan's most prestigious university where I'll be doing a full load (mostly of electives but still) of courses during my stay there.
I hope that you may find some use from the information which is on here as I know that it is especially hard to find out about upcoming events and such. However more than anything, this blog will serve as a record of my memories of this trip, for me to look back on and be inspired by in years to come.
Enjoy your stay at Asian Pop Weekly always!
APW Creator Jo
It's been my dream since I started getting to know more about Chinese music to be able to live in Taipei, and now I'm finally going to be able to! Starting from the 11th of February, I will be staying in Taipei for 139 days and hope to share parts of my experiences that may be helpful with readers everywhere! (Feb 2014)