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ISSUE #514
The debut films of three Taiwanese directors, collectively known as the "Second New Wave" directors, will come under the spotlight at the ninth edition of Singapore Chinese Film Festival, running from April 30 to May 9.
The biennial Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF), which had been put on hold for almost a year, will return with a well-curated program of more than 130 films from around the world from April 30 to May 9.
"C-flow・Happiness Craft Communicate Exhibition," which showcases artworks by up to 100 Taiwanese and Japanese artists, will take place at National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute's Taipei Branch until May 16.
Ministry Updates
MOC launches program
In line with the global campaign of World Book Day 2021, the Ministry of Culture has coordinated with governmental organizations, museums and independent bookstores to organize over 150 activities across Taiwan revolving around six themes - literature and history, art, industrial culture, ecological science, social concern and cultural equality, and centennial of the establishment of Taiwanese Cultural Association.
French publisher releases stories by Taiwanese writers
As part of the "Taiwan Fiction" series, "Formosana: Stories of Democracy in Taiwan (Formosana: Histoires de démocratie à Taiwan )," a collection of nine short stories by contemporary Taiwanese writers, was published by the French publishing company L'Asiathèque in February.
Taiwan Pavilion at Venice architectural biennale
The Taiwan Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, which will run from May 22 to Nov. 21 this year, will explore and bring to light the boundaries between humanity, the environment and nature in echoing the exhibition's overarching theme of coexistence between humanity and nature.
Cultural Features
Located in a hilly area, the oil field Chuhuangkeng is accessible by way of paved walking trails, and a round trip takes just two hours. Along the way, visitors will see drillers' dormitories, oil wells, and cable cars, as well as a secluded trail leading to Miaoli’s beautiful Tung blossoms.
In just two years, Li I-ching built up her experience with Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra, developing her delicate and impressive style. With her strong skills and passion for music, she soon rose to the position of concertmaster, becoming the youngest person to hold this position in the NSO since its founding.
Violinist | Li I-ching
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