Frankfurt Book Fair, the leading trade fair for the international publishing and content industry, will take place from Oct. 20 to 24. In cooperation with the Taipei Book Fair Foundation, the Taiwan Creative Content Agency has curated this year's physical and online "Taiwan Pavilion" with the theme of "To Live is to Create." It pairs up Taiwan's unique scents with publishing works to showcase Taiwan's cultural brand.
Partnered with the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles on the Spotlight Taiwan Project, the University of British Columbia Department of Asian Studies launches eight virtual events titled "Indigenous Taiwan: Transpacific Connections" from Oct. 14 to Nov. 4.
The Cultural Division of Taipei Representative Office in Italy and the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures of Roma Tre University will jointly launch the "Translation and Promotion Plan of TV Series Adapted from Taiwan Classic Literature" at the Roma Tre University from Oct. 14 to Dec. 9.
To mark the centennial of the Taiwanese Cultural Association on Oct. 17, the Ministry of Culture and the General Association of Chinese Culture held a celebration at the Zhongshan Hall, featuring President Tsai Ing-wen and Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te, who paid tribute to the early advocates of Taiwanese cultural enlightenment from 100 years ago.
The Ministry of Culture has announced that late Taiwanese sculptor Huang Tu-shui's groundbreaking work, "Water of Immortality," which was lost for over half a century, will be displayed in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of National Taipei University of Education in December.
In order to uphold the commitment to hold a national cultural conference once every four years, the Ministry of Culture will organize the 2021 National Cultural Congress in addition to holding four forums in the northern, central, southern, and eastern regions of Taiwan prior to the congress this year.
Liao Yu-hui specializes in the transformation of daily life experiences and even broader social issues into stories with literary undertones, crafting them primarily into essays, but also into novels both fictional and non-fictional. She believes that writing and storytelling are the same thing, and that the function of both for her has risen from its earliest use for entertainment and pain relief to a higher level focused on education and the exerting of social influence. In recent years, she has been visiting important writers living abroad, creating a valuable record of the literary world.
Corny Chicken Theatre was founded with the dream of becoming the Théâtre du Soleil of Taiwan. In Hsinchu, where the troupe has been based and working for more than ten years, it follows the example of Théâtre du Soleil founder Ariane Mnouchkine, generating new creation ideas for the family-oriented theatres in Taiwan, with rich themes, distinctive topics, and of course, endless imagination and wonder.