The Atayal custom of "Lmuhuw na Msbtunux" has been recognized as Taiwan's first nationally registered oral tradition. Minister Cheng Li-chiun personally presented a certificate to Watan Tanga, recognizing the indigenous elder as its preserver.
The Taiwan International Light Festival running through March 1 is offering interactive audiovisual installations with lights by Taiwanese and international artists exploring the interconnectivity between people and the environment.
Prioritizing public health amid the global coronavirus outbreak, the Taipei International Book Exhibition, which was originally slated for Feb. 4-9, will be postponed for three months and be held May 7-12 instead to ensure a better book fair experience for all.
Lavaus comes from the indigenous Paiwan tribe that is known for exquisite weaving, embroidering, and woodcarving traditions. Devoted to the preservation and modernization of Paiwan art, the artisan is known for her embroidery techniques and deep knowledge of the tribe's distinctive culture.
Tong Yang-tze is the true embodiment of her own words, "there is no boundary in art," as she combines the thousand-year-old Chinese calligraphy with modern media. Highly praised for her transcendental achievements, Tong is one of the befitting winners of the 31st National Cultural Award.