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Twenty students shortlisted for final of Taiwanese Hokkien and Hakka Poetry Recitation Competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A record number of applications were filed to take part in the Chiang Wei-shui Taiwanese Hokkien and Hakka Poetry Recitation Competition, seeing 40 semi-finalists present ...

Taiwan Literature Award announces Creative Writing Award winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) has announced the finalists and winners of the 2022 Taiwan Literature Awards Creative Writing Awards. A roster of 16 lit...

Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent deadly shooting at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California didn’t just violate a sacred space. Taiwanese Americans across the country say it ripped through the...

2022 Taiwan Literature Awards offer NT$3.7 million in prizes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Taiwan Literature Awards will be open for submissions starting April 15, offering a total of NT$3.7 million (US$130,000) in prizes. The National Museum of Taiw...

Taiwan’s VP Lai notes importance of mother tongues for International Mother Language Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Monday (Feb. 21) made a statement for International Mother Language Day, saying while Taiwan is internationalizing, it will not forget...

Taiwan president thanks public servants, essential workers in LNY video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in a video message published Sunday (Jan. 30) thanked public and civil servants for their hard work and urged the public to get vaccinated and...

Taiwan university offers raises to encourage faculty to teach in native tongues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) recently passed a national language development measure that encourages full-time faculty to teach courses in the country's na...

2021 Taiwan Literature Awards announces Golden Book Award nominees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A shortlist of 30 books will compete in the 2021 Taiwan Literature Awards’ “Golden Book Awards” category, the National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL)...

Nine authors win Taiwan Literature Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taiwan Literature Awards (台灣文學獎創作獎) ceremony was virtually hosted by the National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) on Saturday (July 31), awarding prizes to nin...

Taiwan Literature Awards announces finalists, winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) has announced the finalists and winners of the 2021 Taiwan Literature Awards. A roster of 34 literary works written in M...

Taiwan 2021 Golden Melody Awards announces nominees

Taiwan's 32nd Golden Melody Awards (GMAs) announced today its list of nominees. This year, a total of 1,499 albums and 21,349 singles were submitted for consideration (151 albums and 1,888 sing...

2021 Taiwan Literature Award offers NT$3.7 million in prizes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new-look 2021 Taiwan Literature Award is calling for submissions from April 15 and offers prizes of up to NT$3.7 million (US$130,000). The award is organized by the...

10 win 2020 Taiwan Literature Award's Creative Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 10 authors won the 2020 Taiwan Literature Award's Creative Awards for literary works in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Hakka at a ceremony at the National Museum ...

Shortlist for Creative Awards of 2020 Taiwan Literature Award announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 27 literary works have been selected out of 118 entries for the final round of the 2020 Taiwan Literature Award's Creative Awards, with the award ceremony t...

Ministry of Education sees progress in Taiwan language summer camps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an end-of-the-year native language presentation held by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Dec. 17), elementary and junior high school students showcased what ...