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ISSUE #257
Rising star of Taiwanese choreography Benson Tsai has again been invited to tour France, with shows in five theaters from Provence to the French Riviera.
The Taiwan Festival returns to Macau under the theme "Breeze of Taiwan" with a wide range of events such as art exhibitions, literary forums, workshops, and a concert.
Using food literature as a starting point, "Taste Taiwan" has curated an audiovisual experience exploring the nostalgia and cultural significance of Taiwanese delicacies.
The Museum of Arts Crafts-ITAMI (MAC-ITAMI) has selected 17 outstanding and up-and-coming Taiwan designers to showcase their works to the Japanese public.
The historic Twin Oaks estate, one of the most iconic witnesses to Taiwan-US relations, is hosting a special art exhibition by young Taiwanese artists.
Ministry Updates
Creative Expo Taiwan kicks off in Taipei
The 2018 Creative Expo Taiwan running from April 18 through 22 will explore new possibilities of design through culture-driven thinking and connect all areas of life to boost the creativity of Taiwan. Over 700 brands and design houses are in attendance.
Taiwan to revitalize colonial sugar railway
The Bureau of Cultural Heritage held a forum on April 12 to explore preservation strategies for the North-South Light Rail of the Taiwan Sugar Railways, a sugar-hauling line that was constructed in the 1950s.
Taiwan Comic Base begins trial run in Taipei
Inaugurated by Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun on April 16, the Taiwan Comic Base has been renovated from an old building to serve as a foundational cornerstone for developing Taiwan's comics industry.
Cultural Features
As a comic book collector and historian dedicated to promoting Taiwan comics, Hong De-lin has collected over 60,000 tomes. He also published the first encyclopedia of Taiwan comics in the 1990s, and established the first comics museum in Taipei to offer insights into the development of comic book culture in Taiwan.
Historian of Comics | Hong De-lin
Tu Duu-chih is a pioneering sound editor who brought live recording, synchronized sound, and Dolby encoding techniques to Taiwan's film industry. His talent has been recognized by a stunning twelve Golden Horse Awards and the Cannes' Best Use of Sound Design for Hou Hsiao-hsien's 2001 classic "Millennium Mambo."
Sound Editor | Tu Duu-chih
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