The 9th Golden Comic Awards received a total of 136 submissions, with 23 entries shortlisted for nine prizes. Comic of the Year "Koxinga Z," which reimagines Taiwan's history from the Dutch colonial era to the arrival of Ming loyalist Koxinga, was praised by the judges for its unique narrative, intriguing storyline, and vivid characters.
The Golden Indie Music Awards are more than just an awards show — they serve as a vital showcase for the diversity and creative energy of young Taiwanese musicians. To expand the scope of the awards, the Ministry of Culture is launching a three-year project to transform the Golden Indies into a world-class Asian music brand.
This October's 2018 Asia-Pacific Traditional Arts Festival is themed around "The Preservation and Adaptation of Traditional Arts." A total of 12 foreign and five Taiwanese groups are taking part in performance and exchange over the course of the month-long event.
As part of Taiwan's New Southbound Policy for enhancing regional participation through cultural and economic ties, the Ministry of Culture is looking for youth delegates to boost Taiwan's cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.
Wang Hui-ling is a Taiwanese screenwriter best known for her screenplays based on the lives of writer Eileen Chang and poet Xu Zhi-mo, as well as her long-time collaboration with director Ang Lee. Wang received an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
When Chang Chao-tang was named winner of the 30th National Cultural Award, many art critics were taken back by the judge panel's preference for photography over other forms of art. He was the first photographer to win the prestigious fine arts accolade in the past 23 years.