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20th Anniversary of Taipei Culture Award

Taipei Culture Award is held annually beginning in 1997 to honor individuals or art groups for extraordinary and enduring contributions to the culture industry and for helping to shape Taipei’s cultural identity. Major fields include literature, arts,dancing, and historic architecture, and each year focuses on different themes and values.

This year’s Taipei Culture Award, with the theme A city of splendid multicultural identities was presented to Sun Rong-hui (artistic director of the Yi-Shin Taiwanese Opera Troupe), Liu Qing-zheng (renowned dragon boat maker), and the Godot Theatre Company. The recipients are outstanding advocators of cultural diversity and integration in the arts industry, promoting cultural sharing and helping to enhance Taiwan’s international reputation.

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je presented each of the winners with a statuette and praised the three winners for their artistic mastery and selfless devotion to the arts promotion and education.