18 May 2020 It has been over ten days without any cases of COVID-19 being reported, and over thirty-five days without a single locally transmitted case being confirmed. As the pandemic winds down, perhaps it is time to look back
“The customers clean the tables for me,” says the owner of an eatery in Taitung, a southeastern city of Taiwan.
As the virus spreads through most areas of Taiwan, Taitung remains a city that has not yet reported any cases of infection.
My body’s defenses have been penetrated—not by the virus, but by xenobiotics, substances foreign to human bodies. In order to disinfect the public area of our four-floor apartment building, my neighbor has sprayed bleach all over the stairways.
Were it not for COVID-19, I would be in the United States right now. As a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego, I would be building my own daily routines—alone, by myself—in a foreign city.
“Earthquake School in the Cloud: Citizen seismologists in Taiwan.” Accessed December 07, 2014. http://.wix.com/earthquake-school. “Taiwan dizhen xueyuan (台灣地震學園).” Accessed December 07, 2014. http://katepili2003.wix.com/future-eq-school. This Taiwan-based website is a resource platform that provides games and stories to educate citizens about seismology,
Editors’ Note: This is a Chinese translation of a Teach 3.11 annotation. We invite volunteers to translate and/or contribute content in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese languages. Thank you. 編輯的話: 本文為本站已發表的英文摘要之中文翻譯，我們誠摯地邀請有志者協助我們翻譯或撰寫韓文，日文，或中文的摘要。謝謝。 書本章節:「起始與暫緩: 國民黨，科學，與科技」(Greene, 2008) Greene, J. Megan. 2008. “Starts and Stops:
Greene, J. Megan. 2008. “Starts and Stops,” The Origins of the Developmental State in Taiwan, 14-46. Harvard University Press. For those interested in the origins of nuclear energy research by Japan’s East Asian neighbors, Greene’s history of science policy in