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Taiwan’s National Palace Museum wins at iF Design Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A series of educational tools designed by Taiwan’s National Palace Museum won recognition at the 2021 iF Design Awards. Having launched in 2020, the educational p...

Gold and jade masterworks from Taiwan on exhibit in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 44 delicate artworks from Taiwan are now on display at the Bowers Museum in California until Sept. 5, celebrating the mastery of the art of carving using the me...

15th century bowl found at yard sale sells for $722,000

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An exceptionally rare 15th century porcelain bowl made in China that somehow turned up at a Connecticut yard sale and sold for just $35 was auctioned off Wednesday for nearly $7...

Taiwan's traditional shipbuilding expert shares story of 'Free China' junk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s foremost expert on traditional Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasty (1644-1912) ships recently shared the story of the “Free China” (自由中國號) junk wi...

Yard sale find turns out to be artifact worth up to $500,000

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Talk about your yard sale finds. A small porcelain bowl bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale turned out to be a rare, 15th century Chinese artifact worth between $300,000 a...

Taipei to provide foot traffic indicator for city's popular attractions

People wishing to avoid running into huge crowds will from Wednesday (Feb. 10) be able to stay informed of current foot traffic at any of 19 popular attractions in Taipei via a dedicated web portal. ...

Taiwan's Tainan celebrates grand opening of main library

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The main branch of Tainan Public Library opened in southern Taiwan Saturday morning (Jan. 2) and is expected to bring more international attention to the country. Locat...

Chinese imperial portraits on show at Taiwan's National Palace Museum

An exhibition titled "Facets of Authority: A Special Exhibition of Imperial Portraits from the Nanxun Hall" opened Friday (Jan. 1) at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, showcasing the cha...

Taipei draws up clean air plan for major tourism spots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new year will see the introduction of an air quality protection plan for several major sites in Taipei, including the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, reports sa...

Taiwanese fantasy TV series features treasures from the National Palace Museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese TV series "Palace of Serendipity" features award-winning actors and national treasures from the National Palace Museum. The 10 episodes were directe...

Japanese entertainer Sayuri invited to promote Taiwan Tourist Shuttle’s Tainan route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a domestic travel boom during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Siraya National Scenic Area Administration (SNSAA) has invited Japanese entertainer Sayuri to promote a two-d...

Taiwan's National Palace Museum will not be renamed: Cabinet secretary-general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Cabinet on Monday (Nov. 30) shut down rumors that the National Palace Museum (NPM) would change its name after it was said to have been redesignated under t...

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum denies rumored name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taipei dismissed on Friday (Nov. 27) reports of a name change that some have said is part of the government’s desinicization effo...

Taiwan has removed nearly 70% of its Chiang Kai-shek statues, authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transitional Justice Commission chairperson Yang Tsui (楊翠) stated on Monday (Oct. 26) that the government has already eliminated nearly 70 percent of Chiang Kai-Shek statu...

Explore 44 South Village: One of Taiwan's First Military Dependents' Villages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 44 South Village is a gentrified creative community center (文創) — formerly one of Taiwan’s first military dependents' villages — in the Xinyi Distric...