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ISSUE #437
The 14th edition has chosen the theme "Together Taiwan" to reflect the unlimited potential of connecting Taiwan and Hong Kong through culture.
Taiwan artist Chou Yu-cheng is one of the 55 international artists who have been invited to participate in the 2019 Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale.
Art Bank Taiwan has partnered up with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See for a special light-themed art show.
Ministry Updates
Woodcarver recognized for lifetime achievement
Organized by the National Taiwan Craft Research Development Institute, the 2019 National Taiwan Craft Achievement Award will be presented to master woodcarver Yeh Ching-yi. Yeh was selected unanimously by the jury panel from a pool of 19 veteran artisans for the honor.
2019 Taiwan Literature Award laureates revealed
The winners of the 2019 Taiwan Literature Award were named on Oct. 25, with the much-awaited Book of the Year award given to Chang Kuei-hsing's "Wild Boars Cross the River," selected from 147 outstanding candidates for the award and NT$1 million in prize money.
First FIDH congress in Asia held at Taiwan
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) held its inaugural world congress in Asia at Taiwan last month. People involved in human rights advocacy from around the world attended the closing ceremony hosted by the National Human Rights Museum.
Nantou joins reconstruction initiative with camphor site
The Ministry of Culture has approved the Nantou County Government's proposed "Project for the Reconstruction of the Historic Jiji Camphor Branch Office Buildings," marking the 21st regional (city/county) government and 31st project to come under the Ministry's "Reconstruction of Historical Scenes" initiative.
Cultural Features
In 2019, the Qubing (Qais) Archaeological Site in Nantou County was named by the Ministry of Culture as Taiwan's 10th national archaeological site. Located in an alpine river valley nearly 1,000 meters above sea level, the site was the first prehistoric mountain settlement found in Taiwan and is also the most completely preserved such site.
Qubing (Qais) Archaeological Site
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 site on the Matsu Islands and the Qubing remains in Nantou.
Archaeologist | Chen Chung-yu
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