A special ceremony was held on Dec. 7 in Taiwan to mark International Human Rights Day and the 40th anniversary of the Kaohsiung Incident, a watershed moment in Taiwanese history when the government cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrations on Dec. 10, 1979.
The National Human Rights Museum held an international conference on Dec. 5 to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Kaohsiung Incident, a 1979 political crackdown widely considered to be a turning point in Taiwan's transition from authoritarian rule to budding democracy.
Lukang Tianhou Temple, which was established in 1591 in dedication to the sea goddess Matsu, has been upgraded to a national historic site, the highest protective status a building can achieve in Taiwan, the Ministry of Culture announced on Dec. 2, bringing the total number of such sites to 106.
To promote the creation of art and boost the trading market, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Finance have reached a consensus to expand the mechanisms of exemption from business tax under the provisions of the Culture and Arts Reward Act to sales at art exhibitions.
The National Museum of History and the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall are jointly holding a special exhibition titled "From Lines to Network — Chen Cheng-po and His Collection of Painting and Calligraphy" through Feb. 8, 2020 at the Taipei-based memorial hall.
The Mepuwal tribe, an indigenous Atayal settlement in Taiwan's Miaoli County, has been rebuilding traditional weaving culture in recent years, with villagers also planting ramie and other plants on nearby slopes for textile use and natural dyes.
Cursory information on the late Taiwanese composer Hsu Shih might lead readers to believe that he was the son of a wealthy family who wanted to focus on making music. His life's story as told by his family, however, tell a different tale.