The "Medal of Culture" was established this year by the Ministry of Culture to honor both Taiwanese and foreign nationals for their contributions in promoting Taiwan. In the inaugural bestowment of this honor, six French academics each received a medal.
In memory of late Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao, the Taiwan Music Institute will be organizing two concerts at the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center in Taipei on March 7 and 8 to commemorate maestro Hsiao's legacy and the fifth year of his passing.
"La Nuit des idées," or the Night of Ideas, returned to Taipei on Jan. 31 with a renewed focus on climate change, the greenhouse effect, and how humanity can coexist prosperously with conservation goals.
Emerging from Taiwan's post-martial law era, Blacklist Studio's anti-establishment music has been regarded as a pioneer in politicizing popular songs sung in the Taiwanese language, for which the collective received the 2019 Golden Melody Special Contribution Award.
Taiwan's century-old family theater of Yung Shing Le has handed down shadow puppetry through five generations, with each generation infusing a new selection of modern techniques and original tales to keep this art form relevant to contemporary audiences.