Lus’an is the most important ritual of the year for the Thao people. Held to mark the start of the Thao New Year, it encompasses rites of passage, re-division of labor and ranks, and veneration of the primordial Thao forefather, “pacalar.”
The late Lee Tai-hsiang was a prolific composer who left behind a rich legacy of over 1,000 musical works, including chamber music, orchestral works, cantatas, film scores and soundtracks, folk songs, and pop songs.
Huang Ma-ching is a Taiwanese wood sculptor renowned for creating idyllic sculptures depicting nature’s superb beauty. He once said that he was inspired to carve many of his famous pieces simply by observing his daily surroundings, and that all he sought to do was to capture some of the natural world’s vitality.