Accompanied by Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun visited Kaohsiung on March 14 to experience the aural charms of southern Taiwan’s upcoming cultural landmark – the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts.
Chen Hsiu-hsi — Taiwan's first lady of cross-linguistic poetry — was an accomplished poet born during the Japanese colonial era who did not learn to write Chinese until she was 36 years old. Drawn from ordinary life, her poems are highly valued today for their nativist sentiment and social observations.
Lee Rong-chun was a Yilan-based novelist whose literary works only came to light after his death in 1994. Though he never lived to enjoy fame, his works are honored and appreciated for his style and insights today. His literary legacy became an important reference for understanding the defining spirit and mood of his time.