Organized by the National Taiwan Craft Research Development Institute, the 2019 National Taiwan Craft Achievement Award will be presented to master woodcarver Yeh Ching-yi. Yeh was selected unanimously by the jury panel from a pool of 19 veteran artisans for the honor.
The winners of the 2019 Taiwan Literature Award were named on Oct. 25, with the much-awaited Book of the Year award given to Chang Kuei-hsing's "Wild Boars Cross the River," selected from 147 outstanding candidates for the award and NT$1 million in prize money.
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) held its inaugural world congress in Asia at Taiwan last month. People involved in human rights advocacy from around the world attended the closing ceremony hosted by the National Human Rights Museum.
The Ministry of Culture has approved the Nantou County Government's proposed "Project for the Reconstruction of the Historic Jiji Camphor Branch Office Buildings," marking the 21st regional (city/county) government and 31st project to come under the Ministry's "Reconstruction of Historical Scenes" initiative.
In 2019, the Qubing (Qais) Archaeological Site in Nantou County was named by the Ministry of Culture as Taiwan's 10th national archaeological site. Located in an alpine river valley nearly 1,000 meters above sea level, the site was the first prehistoric mountain settlement found in Taiwan and is also the most completely preserved such site.
Chen Chung-yu is a scholar and heritage preservationist who has dedicated decades to investigating the historical heritage and archaeological roots of Taiwan. Some of the major findings by Chen include the earliest Austronesian site on the Matsu Islands and the Qubing remains in Nantou.