SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

New Bloom Magazine

Brian Hioe (丘琦欣)

Date: 17 June 2019Time: 11:00 AM

Finishes: 17 June 2019Time: 12:45 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Summer School

As this event is part of our SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School, we kindly ask that you register to attend

New Bloom Roadblock


New Bloom was founded in 2014 in the wake of the Sunflower Movement as an independent, primarily English-language publication covering Taiwan. New Bloom publishes daily news reports, analysis, commentary and interviews on Taiwanese politics, social movements, and youth culture from a left-wing, pro-independence political perspective.

Among the projects of New Bloom has been the Daybreak Project, an Internet-based English-language oral history archive of the Sunflower Movement, which in its current form is nearing 400,000 words in length. Nearing five years since its founding, New Bloom is also currently in the process of opening its first physical space, which will not only serve as an office, but also a gallery, zine library, and a space for artistic and musical performances, whose tentative name is Sîn-tsiu.

What does the daily work of running New Bloom, the Daybreak Project, and Sîn-tsiu, consist of? New Bloom founding editor Brian Hioe will share his experiences regarding the formation of New Bloom during and after the Sunflower Movement and running New Bloom on a day-to-day basis. 

Speaker Biography

Brian Hioe Profile

Brian Hioe was one of the founding editors of New Bloom. He is a freelance writer on social movements and politics, and occasional translator. A New York native and Taiwanese-American, he has an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and graduated from New York University with majors in History, East Asian Studies, and English Literature. He was Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy from 2017 to 2018.

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