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Joshua Samuel Brown is the author of two books of short stories, How Not To Avoid Jet Lag & other Tales of Travel Madness (2014) and Vignettes of Taiwan (2005). He’s also authored or co-authored over a dozen travel guides, including two editions of Lonely Planet Taiwan (2007 & 2010), two editions of Lonely Planet Belize (2008 & 2011) and the Singapore City Guide (2008).

His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Bicycle Times, the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong Standard, the China Post, the Taiwan News, the Colorado Daily, Beijing Scene, City Weekend, Business Traveler Asia, Cat Fancy, Dim Sum Literary Journal, Destination Belize, Travel in Taiwan & many others.

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Joshua Samuel Brown A Buddhist comedy. I plan to have it done by the end of the year. It's funny, timely, and utterly transgressive. It'll be my first novel.…moreA Buddhist comedy. I plan to have it done by the end of the year. It's funny, timely, and utterly transgressive. It'll be my first novel. (less)
Joshua Samuel Brown My most recent book is Formosa Moon (available for pre-order at Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Formosa-Moon-J...) - I was originally going to call it…moreMy most recent book is Formosa Moon (available for pre-order at Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Formosa-Moon-J...) - I was originally going to call it "How I tricked my American girlfriend into selling everything she owned and moving to Taiwan sight unseen", but I figured that title was a tad unwieldy. So the original concept came from the idea of "can I get my partner to fall enough in love with Taiwan that I'd be able to convince her to move here?" (Any more would be a spoiler!)(less)
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Formosa Moon Book Launch Party October 27, 2018

Joshua Samuel Brown (Vignettes of Taiwan, Lonely Planet Taiwan) and Stephanie Huffman cordially invite you to a book launch party for their latest book, Formosa Moon, at Taipei's Red Room! Published by Things Asian Press, Formosa Moon is a romantic and geeky cultural journey around Taiwan undertaken by a couple comprised of a seasoned guidebook writer intimately familiar with Taiwan and a fir... Read more of this blog post »
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“Grandfather Shi must have loved Ita Thao. His relatives were certainly making his last hours there memorable ones. Though the ceremony did not have strippers (at least none that we saw), there was no shortage of other elements designed to produce 'hot noise' that's an indispensable feature of any Taiwanese funeral. Designed to celebrate the life of the deceased and ensure their smooth passing into the next world, Grandfather Shi's hot noise included gongs mixed with rigorous Buddhist chanting, pop music, karaoke, and later, a live band complete with drummers and an accordion. All of this was taking place under a covered tent set up in the alleyway next to the Cherry Feast Resort, where we'd booked a three-day stay in advance.”
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“Once it drew me into its gravity, this strange and alien land I’ve chosen to call home for long stretches has been the one true constant in my life. Taiwan has granted me a near-constant reprieve from my most feared nemesis, boredom, but at times she’s driven me half-mad. Taiwan has been my muse, the source of inspiration for much of my creative output as a writer, while at the same time never quite letting me forget that the language in which I write is not the lingua franca of the place about which I write. I have loved Taiwan for nearly all of my adult life. At times this love has shone as brilliantly as the moon over Kenting during the Mid-Autumn Festival, at others far less brightly, like a crescent moon during the long rainy season in Taipei,…. So when I sang it was this love for Taiwan, waxing and waning, but always present, that I felt.”
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