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ISSUE #654
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum collaborates with the SculptureCenter in New York to present the "Small World Cinema," showcasing moving image works from the "Taipei Biennial 2023 – Small World" to the U.S. audience. 
Supported by the Ministry of Culture, the theater show "This Is Not an Embassy" is co-produced by the National Theater and Concert Hall and Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne. It is taking place at the Festival Programme Commun in Lausanne, Switzerland.
"Small Island Big Song," a unique music, film, and performing arts project, is set to embark on its 2024 US tour in February. The project serves as a powerful medium for connecting the islands of the Pacific and Indian Ocean through artistic collaboration.
Ministry Updates
The 2024 Taiwan International Light Festival titled "Shadow Is The Light" is opening now until Apr. 28 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.   
The Ministry of Culture organized a special screening of "In Search of a Mixed Identity" in Taipei. The documentary recounts the life of Tang Te-chang, a human rights lawyer who was executed in the aftermath of the February 28 incident in 1947.
The National Museum of Taiwan History is set to launch an international exhibition titled "Transcending 1624: Taiwan and the World" on Feb. 1 in Tainan. This exhibition aims to recreate the thriving trade scene in East Asia from 400 years ago. 
Cultural Features
After graduating from vocational school, Lee Chin-lien began her career in publishing and gained recognition for her literary contributions, eventually publishing the short story collection "Mountain Sounds" at the age of around 30. She received the highest honor, the Special Contribution Award, at the 2013 Golden Tripod Awards.
Lin Tong-yang was a professor at the Department of Industrial Design at the National Taipei University of Technology. Since his retirement in 2003, he returned to his hometown in Linkou District, New Taipei City. In 2004, he established Furniture Bibliotheca HDG, a furniture library. 
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