Crystalline glaze master Sun Chao is the recipient of the 12th National Crafts Achievement Award. The honor is a reflection of his superlative craftsmanship, personality, and attitude, as well as his work in promoting and passing on his craft.
The Wanshan Historical Site, an archaeology excavation site in eastern Taiwan, has been recognized as a national heritage site. The site is home to 12 jade artifacts with humanoid and beast characteristics, and provides insightful discoveries into the social workings of the Neolithic community in Yilan.
Chen Hsi-huang is a veritable master of Taiwanese puppetry who has been recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a "National Living Treasure" — an official designation that recognizes living artists and important groups for their role in preserving the nation's cultural heritage.
An Bing-yao is an elder of the Tsou people of Alishan Township, Chiayi County. While he has an excellent knowledge of a range of Tsou traditions and cultural aspects, his particular specialty is traditional hide tanning; his fine craftsmanship truly showcases the distinctive aesthetics of the Tsou.