One who learned to communicate with nature — Ahronglong Sakinu of Taiwan's Paiwan tribe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's Celebrity Interviews, renowned Paiwan Taiwanese writer Ahronglong Sakinu (撒可努) was invited to talk about his inte...

Taiwan indigenous scholar uses native tongue during Presidential Office meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Oct. 17), the Presidential Office received its first presentation given entirely in the language of Taiwan’s Paiwan people, marking an important milesto...

Models clad in black stir controversy at Taipei Fashion Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In what appears to be a cultural misunderstanding, the 2019 Taipei Fashion Week SS20 stirred controversy on Sunday (Oct. 6) after several models were seen with their heads...

Paiwan tribal festival spotlights Taiwan’s rich cultural tapestry

The Maljeveq festival, a colorful indigenous celebration featuring ancestor rituals, ceremonies to ward off evil spirits, dancing, feasting, food offerings and singing, is the cultural highlight of Oc...

Chinese nationalist threatens to burn down Shinto shrine in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese nationalist with an extreme dislike of Japan has reportedly declared his intent to burn down a Shinto shrine located in Taiwan’s Pingtung County this month...

Taiwanese Waves attracts record audience in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese Waves took place at New York City's Central Park on August 3, attracting nearly 5,000 people, the most in the history of the event, according to the General Assoc...

Taiwan musicians to perform at SummerStage in New York

Three solo artists and a group are flying the flag for Taiwan at SummerStage, a large-scale arts festival running June 1 to Sept. 24 in New York. The talents will take the stage during Taiwanese W...

Taiwan's Amis Music Festival spotlights indigenous cultures

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Straddling the Coastal Mountain Range and Pacific Ocean, the village of Dulan in southeastern Taiwan’s Taitung County is among the best known settlements of the Amis ind...

National Taiwan Museum shows off indigenous tattoos in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The traditional tattoo culture of Taiwan’s Atayal and Paiwan indigenous peoples is on show in the Thai capital of Bangkok thanks to cooperation between the National ...

Indigenous children’s choir from Taiwan shines in German chorus competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Puzangalan Children's Choir (屏東希望兒童合唱團) from Taiwan has delivered its best ever performance at the 11th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competitio...

Brave Taiwanese 8th Army soldier, Paiwan warrior helps subdue knife attacker on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An 8th Army Command sergeant and member of the Paiwan tribe has been praised by netizens for bravely stepping in to help subdue and restrain a crazed passenger who inflicted a ...

Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft show kicks off in New Taipei

The third annual Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft exhibition kicked off March 21 in New Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges between local tribes and oversea...

Taiwan’s Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe to perform in Australia, New Zealand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe (TABT) from Taiwan will be staging performances at the WOMADelaide in Australia, and WOMAD New Zealand in March. A pre-event concert wi...

Taiwanese scholars reluctant to declare Formosan clouded leopard extinct

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The latest reported sightings of the Formosan clouded leopard are adding to the reluctance by scholars and indigenous tribes to remove the animal from the endangered species li...

Sightings of thought-to-be-extinct Taiwanese leopard need verifying, say officials

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Authorities are working to verify claims that the Formosan clouded leopard, a species native to Taiwan and thought to be extinct, was sighted in the wild in Taitung County, the Taitung...