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ISSUE #499
Taiwan | Dec. 25, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021
Longci Light Festival
With Taiwan as the country of focus, the inaugural Queer East Film Festival will take place online and in-cinemas across the U.K., showcasing Taiwan's rich tradition of LGBTQ+ filmmaking with ten feature films and eight short films.
Taiwanese pianist Jenny Lin will be holding a virtual performance on the Washington Performing Arts platform, which will be pre-recorded at National Kaohsiung Center of the Arts (Weiwuying) and available from Jan. 29 through Feb. 4.
Taiwanese contemporary sculpture artist Hong Yi will simultaneously hold solo exhibitions at Taipei 101 in Taiwan, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Spain, and Artspace K in Hong Kong through Feb. 28.
Ministry Updates
Minister visits museum of prehistory in Tainan
Impressed by the museum collection at the National Museum of Prehistory Southern Taiwan Science Park Branch, Culture Minister Lee anticipates the museum to extend its collaboration both at home and abroad in relation to archaeological links between Taiwan and rest of the world.
Renovated NMTH Tainan reopening ceremony
The National Museum of Taiwan History (NMTH) Tainan will be re-opening to the public on Jan. 7. The museum will be displaying a permanent exhibition, and four special exhibitions highlighting the collective memory of Taiwanese people.
Tribute honoring Hakka Folk Song Artist
Culture Minister Lee expressed his condolences for the passing of Hakka folk song artist Hsu Mu-chen, who left an important cultural legacy on the Hakka music world.
Cultural Features
Fu Chao-ching has devoted himself to the preservation of contemporary architecture and cultural heritage in Taiwan. His publications include hundreds of journal articles, conference papers, books, and research reports, which have won him the Golden Tripod Awards four times.
Guardian of Cultural Heritage | Fu Chao-ching
Tsai Wen-fu has been referred as "the helmsman of promoting contemporary Taiwanese literature," having helped guide literature in Taiwan to an unprecedented peak in the 1980s, and lifelong dedication to the promotion of Taiwanese literature.
Chiu Ko Publishing Company Founder | Tsai Wen-fu
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