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ISSUE #237
The Taiwan Pavilion returns to the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico with an emphasis on picture books under the banner 'Descubra Taiwan.'
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.
Taiwan mixed media artist Wu Chi-tsung is holding a showcase of his residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, a Berlin-based international cultural center.
'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
Legislative Yuan passes human rights museum act
The Legislative Yuan passed the National Human Rights Museum Organization Act proposed by the Executive Yuan on Nov. 28, greenlighting the establishment of the museum after six years of preparation.
Revitalizing the ancestral worship of Kinmen
Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun visited Qionglin Village in Kinmen on Nov. 23 to learn about the preservation and revitalization progress of Kinmen’s Qionglin Settlement and its ancestral worship of the Tsai lineage.
Renovated NTM reopens with new exhibitions
The National Taiwan Museum, a national heritage site dating back to 1908, formally reopened its doors on Nov. 20 after a two-month project on restoring its original visage and upgrading its exhibition capabilities.
Deputy Minister presents Taiwan-France Cultural Awards
Deputy Culture Minister Dr. Pierre Tzu-pao Yang made a special trip to Paris on Nov. 20 to join the Taiwan-France Cultural Awards and congratulate this year's laureates – theater director Patrice Martinet and the Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies.
Cultural Features
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. Qionglin was the first of its kind in Kinmen to be registered as a national heritage site.
Qionglin Village
Voleur du Feu Theatre is a Taiwan-based group that aims to explore original screenplays and interpret contemporary literature and world classics from the perspective of Taiwan. The theater’s latest work, 'Qibla,' is a literature-derived piece produced in collaboration with the National Museum of Taiwan Literature.
Voleur du Feu Theatre
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