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ISSUE #123
“Liebe zur schönen Heimat Formosa,” a three-part concert series taking place in Berlin, Stuttgart, and Baden-Baden, is performed by Taiwanese musicians who reside in Europe.
As part of “The Bright Side: Taiwan’s Comedy Renaissance” series, the Austin Film Society in Texas is screening a Taiwanese comedy film every Thursday from Sept. 3 through Sept. 24.
The British Film Institute is hosting an international traveling retrospective on Hou Hsiao-hsien, this year’s Best Director in Cannes, from Sept. 2 through Oct. 6.
Spain’s national film institute, Filmoteca Espana, is holding a retrospective festival on Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien to honor his achievements in advancing the domain of film.
“The Passage of Time” in Japan presents a curated collection of photographs taken over a span of 30 years by esteemed photographer Chang Chao-tang (張照堂) from Sept. 1 through Oct. 30.
Ministry Updates
Hakka Yimin faith designated as national folk heritage
The Yimin (Hakka Braves) Festival at the Pavilion of Prized Loyalty has been designated by the Ministry of Culture as a national folk heritage.
'The Assassin' named Taiwan's Academy Award hopeful
Director Hou Hsiao-hsien's wuxia epic “The Assassin” will represent Taiwan to vie for the best foreign-language film at the upcoming Academy Awards.
Radio host receives posthumous presidential citation
A presidential citation proposed by the Ministry of Culture will be awarded posthumously to the late Taiwanese radio presenter and essayist Luo Lan.
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