Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun visited Huwei District of Yunlin County on June 18 to inspect the condition of several cultural assets with Magistrate Su Chih-fen and officers from the Ministry of National Defense.
At the launch of the 27th Golden Melody Awards & Festival, the Minister discussed how the Ministry will help Taiwan become a creative hub for Chinese-language pop music through a diversity of approaches.
The Ministry of Culture announced 10 new additions to the nation's 'living national treasures' register – a list of individuals or groups who embody important cultural properties and skills – on June 23.
Li Jung-lieh, the receipient of the 2013 National Crafts Achievement Award and a newly recognized 'national living treasure,' is one of the few Taiwanese artisans who excel at bamboo weaving, carpentry, and lacquer arts.
Yuma Taru is a contemporary artisan and a newly recognized 'living national treasure.' Through her efforts, the Atayal weaving tradition is now re-introduced to the public as an art form that embodies the context of indigenous culture.