The Ministry of Culture announced that Tunghai University's Luce Memorial Chapel and Taichung Prefectural Hall were being upgraded from municipal level to national historic sites, bringing the total number of such sites across Taiwan to 105.
Deputy Minister of Culture Hsiao Tsung-huang and the directors of ministerial departments met with Southeast Asia Advisory Committee members to jointly explore issues of concern to Taiwan and Southeast Asia and promote future cooperation.
The National Taiwan Museum and Taipei City Hospital are launching "museum prescriptions" for dementia patients. By integrating culture with healthcare, the initiative represents an innovative relationship between museums and medical centers.
Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company will hold the premiere of "The Emperor's Regalia" — its 2019 flagship opera adapted from the gripping Chinese legend "The Wild Cat for Crown Prince" — on May 11 and 12 as part of the 2019 Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival.
Midi Z is a Taiwanese-Burmese director who has been earmarked for bringing forth the third wave of New Taiwanese Cinema. His latest feature film, "Nina Wu," will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Chang Ri-gui is recognized as an important preserver of Hengchun and Manjhou folk songs. With her touching singing gaining more prominence, Chang creates the chance for folk songs to be regarded highly once again in Taiwan.