Two classical music concerts were held at Taipei Railway Workshop to promote cultural equality and cultural heritage on Nov. 17 and 18. A six-year-long restoration project will begin next year to turn the workshop into a national railway museum and park.
An international symposium on the transition of democracy in Taiwan was held in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, in which scholars identified a vibrant democracy and cultural diversity as the key source of soft power for Taiwan.
The Ministry of Culture showcased Taiwan's recent cultural exchanges with South and West Asia on Nov. 17. Seven Taiwan teams visited Russia, India, Turkey, Israel, and Nepal for art and cultural programs this year through the Lazurite Initiative.
The Lazurite Initiative hopes to foster deeper and more diverse collaboration in the arts among 36 nations from West Asia and South Asia with Taiwan. Submissions will be accepted from Nov. 16 through Dec. 29, 2017.
Chin-ai String Orchestra is an indigenous student group that overcame considerable challenges to cultivate young music talent and help members pursue their dreams. The Nantou group won top prize in the 2017 Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna.
Zhou Jian-xin is a printmaker-turned-illustrator who specializes in using different materials and styles to match the context of each story. He often illustrates stories about love and relationships between pets and their humans.