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ISSUE #236
Under the theme 'Wonderful World, Colorful Taiwan,' the festival showcases how Taiwanese arts thrive in a society built upon a platform of cultural diversity.
Tehching Hsieh, a duress artist best known for his yearlong performances, is headlining the Taiwan Pavilion at Venice Biennale this year.
The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is revisiting the golden age of Taiwanese wuxia films by showing three classics recently restored by the Taiwan Film Institute.
'Power, Haunting, and Resilience' – an art exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the lifting of martial law in Taiwan – is currently on view at Cornell University.
'Taiwan's Lost Commercial Cinema – Recovered and Restored' is a symposium and a seven-nation Europe tour featuring 10 iconic Taiwanese-language films.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan celebrates railway heritage with concerts
Two classical music concerts were held at Taipei Railway Workshop to promote cultural equality and cultural heritage on Nov. 17 and 18. A six-year-long restoration project will begin next year to turn the workshop into a national railway museum and park.
UCLA holds symposium on Taiwan democracy
An international symposium on the transition of democracy in Taiwan was held in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, in which scholars identified a vibrant democracy and cultural diversity as the key source of soft power for Taiwan.
2017 Showcase: Taiwan and South & West Asia Exchanges
The Ministry of Culture showcased Taiwan's recent cultural exchanges with South and West Asia on Nov. 17. Seven Taiwan teams visited Russia, India, Turkey, Israel, and Nepal for art and cultural programs this year through the Lazurite Initiative.
2018 Open Call: The Lazurite Initiative
The Lazurite Initiative hopes to foster deeper and more diverse collaboration in the arts among 36 nations from West Asia and South Asia with Taiwan. Submissions will be accepted from Nov. 16 through Dec. 29, 2017.
Cultural Features
Chin-ai String Orchestra is an indigenous student group that overcame considerable challenges to cultivate young music talent and help members pursue their dreams. The Nantou group won top prize in the 2017 Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna.
Chin-ai String Orchestra
Zhou Jian-xin is a printmaker-turned-illustrator who specializes in using different materials and styles to match the context of each story. He often illustrates stories about love and relationships between pets and their humans.
Illustrator | Zhou Jian-xin
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