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Culture of taiwan


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


What’s on september?

Exciting Taiwanese cultural events taking place across the UK and beyond!


museum spotlight

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


jing-mei white terror memorial park


A part of the National Human Rights Museum, the Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park in New Taipei City is the first institution in Asia which has transformed a historic location where rights abuses occurred into a site for human rights education.

Dedicated to the atrocities which occurred under Taiwan’s Martial Law Period, the building was actually a military school in 1957–1967. It later housed military courts and a detention center called the Jingmei Military Detention Centre for political dissidents.

The museum is a powerful and somber reminder of this dark period in Taiwan’s history. In the museum, visitors will find military courts and barracks, prisoner and guard rooms, exercise and work yards, and the room where family members would have had the chance for a brief talk to a prisoner via telephone on the other side of a glass wall.

It is primarily a facility for collecting and preserving historical documents and materials relating to human rights from the end of 50 years of Japanese colonial rule Aug. 15, 1945, to the lifting of martial law five years after Taiwan proper in outlying Kinmen and Matsu islands Nov. 7, 1992. It is also responsible for researching and revitalizing sites where significant rights violations occurred as well as managing the two memorial parks, located at former jails for political prisoners.

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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!

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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

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