Saturday, July 29, 2017

Paiwan in Public (No. 2)

This is my own movement.

Date: 29th July 2017
Venue: Yunlin Taiwan
Occasion: The 8th Indigenous Science Award

Pinaqaljayan aravac tjanumun a masantalj. Ti Yedda a ku ngadan a lja Palemeq. Nacemavulid ta sengesengan tucu itua 原住民族文化事業基金會. Sa maljiyan tu maleva aken tua tiaken sinkauljan ta tja sengesengan tucu, daihiu tua tja kisasusuan i 原文會. 

(English: Good afternoon, distinguished guests. I am Yedda Palemeq, CEO of Indigenous Peoples' Cultural Foundation. I am very happy to be here on behalf of my organization IPCF.)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Paiwan in Public (No. 1)

This is my own movement.

Date: July 25th 2017
Venue: Taipei Taiwan 
Occassion: "Address at The Fourth Indigenous Documentary Festival"(第四屆部落電影院入選發布會致詞)

Pisangas, masalu aravac na kitateveljan aken taicu a patjausangas a kipaljayang, masalu ta nakipucug mun a masantalj a kitateveljan. 

(English: First of all, I am very honored to attend this event.)

Inauguration of Indigenous Radio Alian 96.3 / Alian 96.3原住民族廣播電台開播

The Journalist No. 1586 (2017), pp. 14-15. 《新新聞》2017年第1586號14-15頁

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Best Times: Grandma's Song

My first editorial for IPCF Bimonthly(原視界雙月刊):

For our latest issue Volume 16 June 2017, please connect to the official IPCF website.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Travels of Ibn Battutah

In his Great Voyages Lecture "Traveler's Tips from the 14th Century: The Detours of Ibn Battutah" (December 4th, 2013), Professor Paul Cobb offers his audience these five tips to travel: Keep an Open Mind, Go to School, Bring Snacks, Plan on Changing Plans and Make Friends

Despite of their ordinariness, we must also do these tips justice by recognizing their source of inspiration, that is Ibn Battutah (1304~1368 or 1369), a medieval traveler from the 14th century and a voice from the less-known Arabic world, to compared with his Venetian contemporary, Marco Polo (1254~1324). 

Monday, May 15, 2017

John E. Wills Jr. and "1688: A Global History"

Professor John E. Wills, recently deceased in January 2017 at the age of 80, is a wonderful writer and a great source of early modern world history. 

Like the Canadian historian Timothy Brook (1951-), they go far and wide, portraying for readers a world from bygone days, yet filled with so much life and even more vivid details. Under their pen, the world of the 17th century is as lively as the one we are living in now. 

The year of 1688 is Wills's focal point. He travels back and forth in time, journeying from continent to continent, from port cities to courts, from trade to religion, from material goods to metaphysical letters to bring us how the world looked like around that particular year...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Renaissance of Formosan Languages

Lecture given at National Dong Haw University (Hualien, Taiwan) on 7th March 2017.


"Punctuation and Writing Format of Indigenous Written Languages", published in Aboriginal Educational World 73 (March, 2017), pp.  66-69.