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Orion’s love affair, Shen Xiu’s long-distance friendship on Taiwan’s winter sky

The most obvious and easily recognizable constellation in winter’s night sky is Orion. As long as one can find a location away from air pollution or street lamps after dark, one can find the hun...

Cannabis congee: New evidence reveals heady Tang dynasty staple food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New archeological evidence has emerged that cannabis was a dietary staple in China during the Tang Dynasty. Though it is widely believed a kind of cannabis congee was c...

Olympian City presents Chinese New Year Cultural Extravaganza 4,000-square-feet old street straight out of ancient China

Introduction to the culture of hanfu with virtual fitting via AR technology HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 8 February 2021 - Hong Kong is getting ready for Lunar New Year, one of the most cultura...

Gay topics, intimacy in romances banned in Chinese films, TV dramas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is reportedly tightening its grip on the country’s film and TV industries with a new ban that will see gay topics and conspicuous intimacy outlawed among other...

'Colors of the Mountain' author Da Chen dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically accl...

Taiwan to see partial lunar and solar eclipses in 2019

TAIPEI (CNA) —The two most exciting celestial events in Taiwan this year will be a partial lunar eclipse in July and a partial solar eclipse in December, according to the Taipei Astronomical Mus...

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival lifts off today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the traditional Lantern Festival on the Lunisolarcalendar, the first leg of the 2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival (平溪天燈節) is set for liftoff today (March 2) in ...

2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival takes off tomorrow in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the traditional Lantern Festival on the Lunisolarcalendar, the first leg of the 2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival (平溪天燈節) is set for liftoff tomorrow (March 2) ...

Exhibit explores the history of China's first emperor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features 10 life-size terracotta figures, part of an underground army of nearly 8,000 clay soldiers and other figures created 2,000 ...

Taipei Confucius Temple is recruiting volunteers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--As the number of foreigners visiting the Taipei Confucius Temple is rising, Taipei City Government is recruiting volunteers interested in providing guide services or performing r...

A Glimpse of Religion in Taiwan: Longshan Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Religion in Taiwan is a fascinating topic. One could read any number of academic texts to get a broad description of all the numerous temples and deities. But without actually ...