The Ministry of Culture held an international forum to identify the cultural values of Taiwan's industrial landscapes, including the Pingxi coal mines and the Alishan Forest Railway, by comparing them with equivalent sites overseas.
Members of the Germany-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group paid a visit to the Green Island White Terror Memorial Park, the site of a former military prison operating in the 1970s during the martial-law era known as White Terror.
The National Hsinchu Living Arts Center, one of the four community centers supervised by the Ministry of Culture, has begun overhauling the Hsinchu Assembly Hall, a century-old building that serves as its headquarters.
Chio Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe stages performances that are rich with local character and focused around common elements of Taiwanese temple gatherings. Today, they enjoy a strong reputation at home and abroad.
The late auteur King Hu was a visionary maker of epic martial arts films who lifted Chinese-language cinema to new technical and artistic heights with his graceful fights, magnificent nature shots, and stunning sword fights.