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Culture of taiwan

 

an insider's guide to taiwanese cultural events in the united kingdom, Ireland and northern europe

 

NOVEMBER: what's going on?

Find out the latest events hosted by the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office!

NEWS

museum of the week

Taiwan has hundreds of museums. Make sure to come here every week to discover a new one!

 

The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (國立臺灣文學館)

 

The southern Taiwanese city of Tainan is the location of the National Museum of Taiwan Literature. founded on October 17th,2003, it was the first national museum dedicated to the literary arts.

The museum building has a distinguished history tracing back to 1916,when it was built to house the Tainan Prefectural Government. Reflecting contemporary European architectural styling, it is one of several well-known works by architect Moriyama Matsunosuke on the island. Other Matsunosuke projects include the current Office of the President (Sotokufu) and Control Yuan in Taipei. The building was damaged during WWII and suffered decades of neglect before serious restoration work was commenced in 1997.Reopened in 2003, the building is today afocal point of island literature,culture, architecture and history, and a successful example of both restoration and revitalization.

The NMTL records, organizes and explains Taiwan's literary heritage. Archives and displays include examples from indigenous Malayo-Polynesian cultures as well as from key periods in Taiwan history – from the Dutch, Ming / Koxinga,Qing and Japanese periods through modern times. Educational activities promote awareness of Taiwan literary traditions. The museum includes literature and children's literature reading rooms as well as a literary experience center designed to both excite and educate.

Find a link to our archive of museum picks by following this link

CALENDAR

The Cultural Division is dedicated to promoting Taiwanese cultural activities ongoing across the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe.

Browse our fully functional calendar to have a look at what events are coming up for the rest of 2018 - whether it's art, dance, literature, theater or music - we have you covered!

Click on any event to find out more about it!

For any further information, please contact culture.gbr@mofa.gov.tw

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The Taiwan Cultural Division Gives you an Insider Guide to Taiwanese Culture

bringing the heart of asia to the united kingdom & beyond.

Since its establishment in November 2012, The Taiwan Cultural Division in the UK has worked to introduce Taiwanese culture to audiences in the UK and beyond, supports Taiwanese artists in bringing their works to new shores, and helped to facilitate Taiwan-UK cultural collaboration and understanding.

Through a deeper understanding of Taiwanese culture, we hope that you will have a deeper understanding of Taiwan!

The Cultural Division is a branch of the Taiwanese diplomatic mission, the Taipei Representative Office in the UK, headed by Representative Mr David Y.L Lin

For more information, please visit:

https://www.roc-taiwan.org/uk_en/

 

 

 

Phone

020 7881 2686

EMAIL

culture.gbr@mofa.gov.tw

Location

50 Grosvenor Gardens, London. SW1W 0EB