Angela Lu Fulton

Angela is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in Taiwan. Follow Angela on Twitter @angela818.

Photo by Angela Lu

Taiwan remembers 1947 massacre

Taiwan | Ceremonies at the 228 Memorial mark a painful period in the island’s history that still scars its relationship with China
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 3/02/15, 03:00 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan—One by one, white-haired men and women laid long-stemmed lilies in front of the 228 memorial, bowing in reverence to relatives killed in the 228 Massacre—also known as the 228 Incident—in 1947. Wafts of classical music drifted from a commemorative concert in another section of the park, as kids chased each other in the grassy lawn.

Read more

Handout

Hollywood reality

Cities | In the shadow of show-biz glitz the homeless dwell, and Christian ministries are embracing them to help
by Sophia Lee & Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 2/20/15, 01:00 am

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Movie fans in more than 200 countries this year anticipated the Oscar ceremonies at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, steps away from the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. That, to the world, is “Hollywood.” But the real Hollywood is a densely populated, 3.5-square-mile municipality that draws many homeless people because of numerous free shelters, transitional housing offers, ministries, and food programs in and around the neighborhood.

Read more

Photo by Angela Lu

Ringing in the Year of the Sheep

Taiwan | The traditional Chinese New Year celebrations focus heavily on Buddhism, superstition, and ancestral worship
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 2/19/15, 02:00 pm

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan—The whizz and pop of fireworks, booming drums, and a reverberating gong from a Taoist temple on Taiwan’s Qishan Mountain, awakened the nearby neighborhood at 6 a.m., announcing the arrival of the Year of the Sheep. After a few minutes, the morning was quiet again, until a lone rooster crowed hesitantly, unsure if his job was still necessary.

Read more