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ISSUE #602
From Nov. 26 to Jan. 22, 2023, an exhibition focusing on the century-old history of Taiwan's rental bookstores and manga is at the Kitakyushu Manga Museum in Japan. In Taiwan, rental bookstores began in 1895 during the Japanese colonial era and trace a similar history to that of Japan.
Taiwanese artists join in the 2022 edition of the Chroniques Biennale, which began on Nov. 10 last year and will run until Jan. 22, with C-Lab serving as curator once again and participating under the VR segment from Jan. 14 through 22.
"Nature Matters," a new art exhibition co-organized by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States and Art Bank Taiwan, features the works of eight Taiwanese artists who specialize in modern art at Twin Oaks Estate in Washington D.C. from Aug. 12, 2022, until July 2023.
Ministry Updates
Exhibition on cultural heritage education kicks off
The Bureau of Cultural Heritage is holding an exhibition that showcases the achievements of the 1916 Workshop in cultural transmission and heritage education at Cultural Heritage Park in Taichung City until March 19. The opening ceremony of the exhibition took place on Jan. 17
Taiwanese writer Tsai Chiu-tung
To commemorate the contributions of esteemed Taiwanese author Tsai Chiu-tung, who devoted himself to political and social movements, two publications—a collection of Tsai's poems and a compilation of photographs of Tsai—have been released.
Poet Bai Chiu to be given posthumous citation by MOC
Poet Bai Chiu passed away in Kaohsiung City on Jan. 11 at the age of 86. Culture Minister Lee Yung-te expressed his condolences upon hearing the news. Lee stated that the Ministry of Culture will issue a citation in recognition of the effort Bai has put into poetry, and how he has brought an innovative spirit to Taiwan's poetry circles.
Cultural Features
Sung Wen-hsun was a leading archeologist who spearheaded several excavations of major archeological sites in Taiwan. He was also a key advocate for the establishment of the National Museum of Prehistory in Taitung County. In 2012, Sung received the 2nd National Cultural Heritage Preservation Award for lifetime achievement in preserving Taiwan's prehistoric culture.
Archaeologist | Sung Wen-hsun
As one of the best-preserved sites out of the 150 remaining settlements in Kinmen, Qionglin Village embodies important tangible and intangible assets of Minnan culture, including architecture, folk culture, and traditional rituals. The settlement was the first of its kind in Kinmen to be registered as a heritage site by the Bureau of Cultural Heritage.
Qionglin Village
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