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ISSUE #272
Late Japanese scholar Mitsuru Nishikawa's collection of Taiwan-inspired cultural relics is now on view at two museums in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture.
From dance and theater to drama, the expansive repertoire of four Taiwanese troupes is a showcase of Taiwan's beautiful culture and performance arts on the world stage.
"Tradition in the Near Future" seeks to showcase the contemporary arts, films, and performances inspired by Taiwan's traditional temple fairs.
Taiwan's renowned photographer Shen Chao-liang is holding a solo exhibition on Taiwanese stage-car culture at the Sala Amárica gallery in Vitoria, Spain.
Chin-pao Chen is the first Taiwan artist to be featured by the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film's annual exhibition in France.
To help Taiwan's contemporary arts gain exposure, Art Bank Taiwan has curated a contemporary art exhibition at the TECRO Cultural Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Ministry Updates
Human rights film festival kicks off in Taipei
Through the pursuit of truth and reconciliation, the 2018 Taiwan International Human Rights Film Festival aims to help the people better understand the nature of transitional justice. 
Taipei hosts international documentary workshop
Spearheaded by the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, "2018 Crossing Borders" — an international workshop for training documentary professionals from Europe and Asia — takes place in Taipei for the first time.
Tainan museum recalls late Japanese anthropologist
Follow Ino Kanori, a late Japanese anthropologist who kept extensive field notes, through this National Museum of Taiwan History exhibition to relive the extraordinary vitality of distinct cultures that co-existed upon Taiwan in the early 1900s.
Music competition announces mother-tongue nominees
The Taiwan Composition and Songwriting Contest has announced its 2018 nominations for original works in the Hokkien, Hakka, and indigenous languages. The finale will be held in Taipei on Aug. 26, with 30 live performances by the nominated artists.
Cultural Features
Praised as the "most anticipated young creator of Taiwan's theater scene" by theater critic Chen Zheng-xi, Tsai Pao-chang is a versatile theater professional who has over 10 years of experience in directing, acting, producing, and writing theater players. 
Playwright | Tsai Pao-chang
The Tainaner Ensemble is one of the oldest and most established modern theaters in Taiwan's southern city of Tainan. The troupe has enriched the theater scene in southern Taiwan with experimental productions and talent incubation programs. 
Tainaner Ensemble
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