Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun flew to France to attend the ceremony for the 22nd Taiwan-France Cultural Awards and honor the four laureates conducting research on Taiwan, as their work have introduced Taiwan's cultural heritage to more people around the world.
The agreement between the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris and the Quai Branly Museum will play to the Parisian museum's strengths as a collector of indigenous artifacts by focusing on Taiwan's Austronesian roots and contemporary aboriginal identity.
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun met with French legislators to discuss Taiwan's recent advancements in promoting civic discourse and equal cultural rights. Her visit marks the first time that a Taiwanese cultural minister was invited to the French National Assembly.
The twin-piped flutes of the Paiwan come in two main categories: nose flutes and mouth flutes. Both are made from wind-dried bamboo, although the nose flutes tend to be slightly thicker than their mouth-played counterparts. The biggest difference between the two is in their mouthpieces.
Taiwan's glorious records in the international baseball arena have mainly been built on the early success of the Hongye ("Red Leaf") team from Taitung. However, what most readers might not know is that that success itself may never have happened without Tsai Kun-lin.