Vice President Chen Chien-jen presented awards to the five winners of the 4th National Cultural Heritage Preservation Awards on Sept. 16 in recognition of their achievements in preserving Taiwan's tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
This year, the cultural events were curated with the theme 'Ecology. Technology. Sustainability – Safeguarding Our Beautiful Island,' which highlighted how the combination of technology and culture transcends time and space.
Situated on the original site of the now-defunct Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission on Taipei's Xuzhou Road, the Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center will carry on the responsibilities of the Commission's cultural affairs and duties.
To foster more diverse collaboration in the arts among the cultural communities of Southeast Asia and Taiwan, the Emerald Initiative program offered by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China is holding an open call through Oct. 13, 2017.
Tsai Jui-yueh was a dancer-choreographer and a political prisoner prosecuted during martial law. She played a significant role in the early dance history of Taiwan with her persistence in cultivating dancers and promoting exchanges between Taiwan and foreign dance professionals.
Chen Chung-yu is a scholar and heritage preservationist who has dedicated decades to investigating the historical heritage and archaeological roots of Taiwan. Some of the major findings by Chen include the earliest Austronesian remains on the Matsu Islands, better known as Liang Islanders.