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Local vs. Global: Inside Taiwan’s Licensing Industry

Header Image: Ultraman © 2021 Creative Expo Taiwan There is a commonly held misconception that Jiufen, an old gold mining town in the north of Taiwan, was the inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Studio Ghibli fans flock there for a photo on Jiufen Old Street. Although the myth has been debunked by Miyazaki himself, […]

By Joanne Kuo & Daniel Cunningham

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