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ISSUE #227
Malaysia was chosen as the first stop of Art Truck Shows Taiwan, a program aiming to strengthen ties with Southeast Asia through cultural diplomacy.
A retrospective film series featuring renowned filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang is offering 24 screenings at the Berlin-based Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art.
'The Moving Garden,' a contemporary installation of live flowers by Taiwanese-American artist Lee Mingwei, is in full blossom at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.
An exhibition featuring photographs of dramatic social and political changes in Taiwan from 1986 to 1990 is now running at the Taipei Cultural Center in New York.
Page Tsou, a Taiwanese illustrator lauded by Bologna Children's Book Fair, is holding his first solo exhibition 'Hide-and-Seek' at Madrid-based Museo ABC.
'The View of Formosa's Landscapes from Photographers II,' one of the key photographic exhibitions from the National Taiwan Museum, is on view in Tokyo.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan pays respect to heritage preservationists
Vice President Chen Chien-jen presented awards to the five winners of the 4th National Cultural Heritage Preservation Awards on Sept. 16 in recognition of their achievements in preserving Taiwan's tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
Taiwan celebrates National Heritage Day
This year, the cultural events were curated with the theme 'Ecology. Technology. Sustainability – Safeguarding Our Beautiful Island,' which highlighted how the combination of technology and culture transcends time and space.
Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center inaugurated
Situated on the original site of the now-defunct Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission on Taipei's Xuzhou Road, the Mongolian and Tibetan Cultural Center will carry on the responsibilities of the Commission's cultural affairs and duties.
Grants offered for Southeast Asian artists
To foster more diverse collaboration in the arts among the cultural communities of Southeast Asia and Taiwan, the Emerald Initiative program offered by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China is holding an open call through Oct. 13, 2017.
Cultural Features
Tsai Jui-yueh was a dancer-choreographer and a political prisoner prosecuted during martial law. She played a significant role in the early dance history of Taiwan with her persistence in cultivating dancers and promoting exchanges between Taiwan and foreign dance professionals.
Dancer | Tsai Jui-yueh
Chen Chung-yu is a scholar and heritage preservationist who has dedicated decades to investigating the historical heritage and archaeological roots of Taiwan. Some of the major findings by Chen include the earliest Austronesian remains on the Matsu Islands, better known as Liang Islanders.
Archaeologist | Chen Chung-yu
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