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ISSUE #456
Ministry Updates
Percussionist, puppetry master receive national award
Ju Percussion Group founder Ju Tzong-ching and celebrated puppetry master Chen Hsi-huang are the joint recipients of the 39th National Cultural Award, a recognition of lifetime achievement by Taiwan's Executive Yuan.
Female stories at center stage of traditional theater fest
Titled "Away We Go," the third edition of the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Festival will host 13 productions surrounding two themes — "women breaking boundaries" and "cross-genre experiments" — from March 27 to May 17 in Taipei.
Taiwan releases first-ever Beiguan board game
The Beiguan culture-themed children's board game "Battle of the Beiguan Societies" integrates elements of society, music, and crafts within Beiguan culture, giving players a chance to understand this unique Taiwanese heritage through a riveting gaming process.
Taiwan mourns the passing of literary titan Yang Mu
Grieving the death of renowned poet Yang Mu who passed away on March 13, Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun described Yang as a cultural titan who had devoted all his life pondering poetic expression, refining his craft in the art form, and exploring the vastness and depth of literature.
COVID-19 prevention guide for events in Taiwan
Following the rules by the Central Epidemic Command Center addressing public gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak, all major government bodies are tailoring instructions for their respective industries. The Ministry of Culture's coronavirus prevention guide is outlined here.
Cultural Features
Painter Chang Wan-chuan took contemporary Taiwanese arts to new heights by generating vivid images of fish. The inspiration emerged during the short-lived fishing career he took up when in hiding, for fear of political persecution under the White Terror.
Painter | Chang Wan-chuan
Tsai Bi-yin, an inspiring poet from the Japanese colonial era, was renowned for the elegance of her poetic style and calligraphy. However, the talented writer's fame has never been solely based on her exquisite works — her private life has also long been the subject of interest.
Poet-Calligrapher | Tsai Bi-yin
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