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Vice president pays tribute to Taiwan's late puppet master

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Li Tian-lu (李天祿) Hand Puppet Museum earlier this week to pay tribute to the late Taiwanese puppet master. According to a s...

Google celebrates Taiwanese puppet master's 110th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google Doodle launched an illustration on Dec. 24 celebrating Taiwanese veteran puppeteer Li Tian-lu's (李天祿) 110th birthday. Born in Taipei in 1910, Li was a master...

New Taipei to bring traditional glove puppetry back into fashion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents and visitors of New Taipei will be able to relive the magic of Taiwanese glove puppetry on Sunday (Nov. 22) at the Xinzhuang Puppetry Culture Day celebration. ...

Taiwan's National Cultural Award ceremony held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 39th National Cultural Award ceremony was held on Thursday (Aug. 20) at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. The Ministry of Culture had previously announced th...

S. Taiwan city's Fringe Festival to start July 11

Kaohsiung City's annual Fringe Festival will begin this Saturday, featuring 49 performances around the city, promoting art and culture amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the city governmen...

Tainan in SW Taiwan shines with the Yuejin Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Yuejin Lantern Festival in Tainan's Yanshui District opened on Jan. 18 and will continue until Feb. 16, CNA reported. Under the theme of “mirage,&rdq...

Upcoming events in Taipei, August 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is now halfway into the summer vacation, which means that kids might be feeling bored at home and parents are running out of plans. Nevertheless, there is still a lot t...

Activities at Taiwan Hsinchu's temple to flash back to old-time temple festivities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hsinchu City Government will hold traditional temple festivities at the square in front of the Xiangshan Tianhou Temple (香山天后宮) from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 1 to celebra...

2018 Taipei birdwatching fair offers easy access to nature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Taipei International Birdwatching Fair will hold a variety of activities for bird enthusiasts and the general public who want to be close to nature, event organizer...

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...

In Egypt, a marionette maker strings together memories

CAIRO (AP) — In a tiny Cairo workshop, Mohamed Fawzi Bakkar designs and builds marionettes from scratch, hoping to revive a traditional art. The 32-year-old spends hours or even days...

Top 10 places to visit during Taipei Children’s Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --This year’s annual children’s day may have already passed, but in Taipei they are going even further. April has been designated as Taipei Children’s Month and ...

Taiwan independence activists around the world celebrate Su Beng’s 100th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A gala held in Taipei marking the 100th birthday of Taiwan independence movement pioneer Su Beng took place Sunday afternoon on Ketagalan Boulevard. The birthday celebr...

Su Beng's 100th birthday party to be held Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 100th birthday party for the famous Taiwanese independence activist and former dissident Su Beng (史明) is to be celebrated on Sunday (Nov. 5) on Ketagalan Boulevard, announc...

Multilingual Taiwanese glove puppet shows win hearts at home and abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After SamadhiTang Creative Puppet Troupe gained initial attention through their debut exhibition in Chiayi’s Koji Pottery Museum in 2011, they began receiving invita...