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ISSUE #311
The Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo's "The Mirror of Time: Dry Plate Photography Exhibition" will introduce Taiwan's photographic heritage to Japanese exhibitiongoers.
moCa Cleveland is presenting a group of seminal works by famed Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei as the centerpiece of its 50th anniversary suite of exhibitions.
Incense offerings, rice paper drawings, and mantra inscriptions by Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai are now on display at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Taiwanese artists Lin Shuen-long and Wang Wen-chih, as well as the Taiwan-based Vocal Asia Festival, have been invited to the triennial event.
"Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Sanshuihua" hopes to bring forth new interpretations of Chinese landscape ink painting by using art-based methodologies.
Ministry Updates
Taichung gains two new national historic sites
The Ministry of Culture announced that Tunghai University's Luce Memorial Chapel and Taichung Prefectural Hall were being upgraded from municipal level to national historic sites, bringing the total number of such sites across Taiwan to 105.
Southeast Asia advisors convene in Taipei
Deputy Minister of Culture Hsiao Tsung-huang and the directors of ministerial departments met with Southeast Asia Advisory Committee members to jointly explore issues of concern to Taiwan and Southeast Asia and promote future cooperation.
‘Museum prescriptions’ introduced for dementia patients
The National Taiwan Museum and Taipei City Hospital are launching "museum prescriptions" for dementia patients. By integrating culture with healthcare, the initiative represents an innovative relationship between museums and medical centers.
Flag Bangzi production to debut in Kaohsiung
Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company will hold the premiere of "The Emperor's Regalia" — its 2019 flagship opera adapted from the gripping Chinese legend "The Wild Cat for Crown Prince" — on May 11 and 12 as part of the 2019 Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival.
Cultural Features
Midi Z is a Taiwanese-Burmese director who has been earmarked for bringing forth the third wave of New Taiwanese Cinema. His latest feature film, "Nina Wu," will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Filmmaker | Midi Z
Chang Ri-gui is recognized as an important preserver of Hengchun and Manjhou folk songs. With her touching singing gaining more prominence, Chang creates the chance for folk songs to be regarded highly once again in Taiwan. 
Folk Singer | Chang Ri-gui
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