Dai Dong-ni (
Over 100 originals by some 60 Chinese master painters have been gathered under one roof for viewers to appreciate up close. These include: Wu Chang-shuo's (
Dai Mei-ling (
PHOTO COURTESY OF NCA
The Changan school of paintings is one of the main categories of Dai Family's collection. Shi Lu (
Gao Chian-fu (
Fu Bao-shi (傅抱石), a well-known figure of the Chingling school, was the first painter to disregard the painting tradition of leaving blank space on the panel. His Landscape series, in which minimalist human figures appear against rugged, overwhelming cliffs, powerfully evokes the magnificence of central Chinese mountains.
Horses are Hsu Bei-hong's most celebrated subject. Hsu applied his knowledge of anatomy to painting the joints and calves of the horses and insisted on reserving one particular brush for painting the tail. These characteristics are evident in Hsu's Horse, on show at the exhibition.
Among other rare finds are Empress Dowager Zi Hsi's (
Collection of 19th to 20th Century Genuine Traditional Chinese Painting and Calligraphy will run through March 21 at National Cultural Association, 15 Chongqing S Rd., Sec 2, Taipei (
Tobie Openshaw is confident that Taiwan’s government has good reasons for not including him in the Triple Stimulus Voucher Program, which launched at the beginning of this month. That’s just as well, because it seems unlikely he’ll ever discover the logic by which it was decided that he, along with other foreign residents not currently married to Taiwan citizens, shouldn’t receive the vouchers. “We’ve stood side-by-side with our Taiwanese friends through the COVID-19 crisis, complying with government measures, cheering its success and sharing that news with the world at large. If the stimulus coupons are meant to be spent to keep
When the BBC approached Caroline Chia (查慧中) in July 2018, and asked her to make arrangements so a documentary-making team could gather footage showing how global warming may be increasing typhoon intensity, she delivered everything that was in her power to provide. Chia got permission for the BBC crew to shoot inside the Central Emergency Operation Center, film the army’s disaster-relief efforts and follow mayors around as they supervised the cleaning up. “In total, it was about one week of work for my cousin — who’s my business partner — and I,” recalls Chia, who was born in Taipei but
John Thomson was a pioneering photographer in the 19th century and one of the first to journey to East Asia. In 1871, while in China he met Dr James Laidlaw Maxwell, a fellow Scotsman who was returning to Taiwan, where he served as a Presbyterian missionary. Maxwell’s description of Taiwan intrigued Thomson, and the photographer decided to accompany Maxwell to the island then known to Westerners as Formosa. Disembarking at Takow (today’s Kaohsiung) on April 2, 1871, Thomson brought with him the best photography equipment of his time, along with thousands of glass plates — an estimated 200kg of equipment. The
Every time Chen Ding-shinn (陳定信) saw a liver cancer patient in his ward, it reminded him of his father, who died from the disease at the age of 49. Historically, Taiwanese suffered from an unusually high prevalence of liver ailments as well as cancer, and Chen was troubled by the number of terminal patients. After decades of research, Chen and other experts found that Taiwan had the highest percentage of hepatitis B carriers in the world, which often developed into cirrhosis and cancer. In the early 1980s, he served as a key member of the Hepatitis Prevention Council (肝炎防治委員會), which