Taiwan’s glove puppetry show draws ire of Chinese netizens over ‘Wuhan virus’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A celebrated glove puppetry show in Taiwan has sparked an outcry from the Chinese online community and been forced to apologize for labeling the coronavirus the "Wuha...

Songwriter urges children to sing Taiwanese songs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chien Shang-jen (簡上仁), songwriter and adjunct professor a the Taipei National University of the Arts, was a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's...

Award-winning French director receives Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director and recipient of the 2017 Prix franco-taïwanais cultural award, Jean-Robert Thomann, was granted Taiwanese citizenship at the end of October and has s...

Documentary about Taiwanese puppetry master premieres in Japan

A documentary featuring Taiwanese master of hand puppetry Chen Hsi-huang (陳錫煌) premiered in Tokyo on Friday, ahead of its nationwide release in Japan later this month. "Red Box," by renow...

Netflix ramps up presence in Taiwan, eyes original content

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Netflix on Monday (July 29) decided to become a member of the New Media Entertainment Association (NMEA) in Taiwan, signaling more cooperation with Taiwanese content provi...

Yilan international children’s folk festival kick offs in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today ) -- The Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival is set to commence July 6 at Dongshan River Water Park in northeastern Taiwan, offering visitors an ec...

Architecture, handicrafts, performing arts draw 1 million visitors per year to NCTA in Taiwan's Yilan

The National Center for Traditional Arts is a spectacular showcase of Taiwan’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Based in the northeastern county of Yilan, it is charged with fostering the pre...

Taiwan to step up effort for intangible cultural heritage preservation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Culture pledged increased resources for the preservation of the country’s traditional glove puppetry on Oct. 31, as the art struggles to sur...

Taiwan glove puppetry show – an innovative take on ‘Pride and Prejudice’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “Pride and Prejudice,” one of the most loved novels in English literature, has been adapted into an unlikely art genre – a hand puppet performance by Tai...

Yunlin International Puppet Theater Festival in Taiwan takes the stage Oct. 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Yunlin International Puppet Theater Festival ( 2018 Yunlin International Puppet Festival) is taking place at the Agricultural Expo Ecological Park in Huwei Town...

Students in Vietnam awed by Taiwanese glove puppetry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group comprising members from Chiayi-based SamadhiTang Creative Puppetry Troupe (三昧堂) and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages embarked on a trip to Vietnam on July 9...

Taiwanese company Pili garners Presidential Innovation Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pili International Multimedia, a distinguished glove puppetry production company, has claimed the 3rd annual Presidential Innovation Award for the Group Category. A...

Japan's Takarazuka Revue to showcase performance inspired by Taiwan's Pili puppetry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The famous all female Takarazuka Revue theater group from Japan announced Friday, March 3, that their next tour to Taiwan would feature a performance inspired by a bit of ...

AR technology turns heads at Taipei book fair

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Visitors to this year's Taipei International Book Exhibition will not only find a variety of traditional books on offer, they can also explore the future of storytelling through au...

Cultural heritage preservation, exchanges pact inked by Taiwan and Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- A memorandum of understanding on expanding cooperative cultural heritage preservation efforts and technical exchanges was inked Jan. 18 in Taichung City, central Taiwan, by th...