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ISSUE #229
An exhibition featuring photographs of dramatic social and political changes in Taiwan from 1986 to 1990 is now running at the Taipei Cultural Center in New York.
The Taipei Cultural Center in Paris is screening twelve Taiwan-centric films that are imbued with Japanese elements at the Japanese Culture House of Paris.
National Museum of History artifacts piecing together Taiwan's historic legacy in embroidery now on display at Spain's National Museum of Decorative Arts.
Huang Shih-chieh, a New York-based Taiwanese artist, is holding a solo show titled 'Reusable Universe' at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts.
'The View of Formosa's Landscapes from Photographers II,' one of the key photographic exhibitions from the National Taiwan Museum, is on view in Tokyo.
'Our Time: Taiwan New Cinema' hopes to share the unique style of storytelling of Taiwanese cinema through the careers and influence of five foundational filmmakers.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan unveils world-class hub for traditional arts
Taiwan unveiled its first-ever national venue dedicated to xiqu, or traditional Chinese performing arts, on Oct. 3 amid blessings from President Tsai Ing-wen for the Xiqu Center of Taiwan to one day become the hub of Asia-Pacific performing arts.
2017 Asian Art Biennial kicks off in Taichung
Curated by Taiwan researchers in collaboration with 3 curators from Iraq, Indonesia, and Japan, the biennial features a total of 63 artworks encompassing videos, installations, paintings, sculptures, and new media by 36 artists from 21 nations.
Taiwan upgrades its film restoration capabilities
With support from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Science and Technology, over 20 Taiwanese films – including 'A Touch of Zen,' 'The Young Ones,' and 'Back to Anping Harbor' – have been successfully restored since 2013.
Cultural Features
The Xiqu Center is the Taiwan's first professional theater center to offer residencies, and space has already been carved out for the Guoguang Opera Company, an heir of traditional Peking opera, and the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan.
Residents of Taiwan's Xiqu Center
The ancient Yuanshan people are believed to have lived in Taipei Basin around 3,000 and 2,000 BC, and their civilization was based on digging for shells, fishing, cultivating agriculture, and domesticating animals.
Yuanshan Prehistoric Site
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