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Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government Launches Great Tainan Cultural Heritage Series No.5

Tainan City has great diversity in terms of cultural heritage. Hence, in addition to cherishing and preserving these treasures, we should be more proactive in promoting and rejuvenating them. In pursuit of this goal, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government has been systemically planning and publishing the Great Tainan Cultural Heritage Series, hoping to enrich the understanding of our culture, and recording the charm of Tainan. This issue includes five books....

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The Heritage Architectural Materials Vault Celebrates Its First Anniversary

The Heritage Architectural Materials Vault (HAMV) locates in Soulangh Culture Park (蕭壟文化園區), established by Tainan City Government. It has collected all kinds of traditional building materials such as bricks, woods, stones, roof tiles, doors and window frames, hardware accessories, etc. It can prevent unnecessary waste of building resources as the original houses have to be demolished or reconstructed in all kind of reasons. Staffs working in the HAMV carefully will clean and inspect these materials, and then get to proper classification and storage....

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Tainan City Publish Our Cultural Treasure Book Series to Share Local History and Culture with the World

    On May 23rd, the Tainan Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage officially released two sets of volumes of The Cultural Heritage in the Great Tainan Book Series, which are written and edited by professional researchers of local studies and include rich accounts of historical and cultural heritage. They also announced the publication of Our Cultural Treasure, a book series of excerpts from The Cultural Heritage in the Great Tainan Book Series with parallel texts in Mandarin and English....

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2016 Cultural Heritage Month of Tainan─ 1930s: Modern Times in Tainan

Western culture was prospered in the 1930s of Taiwan. Electronic light, telephone, tap water became common, and Western entertainment like cinema, phonograph and disc appeared to be gaining in popularity. Moreover, Kikumoto Department Store and Hayashi Department Store successively opened then. In the 1930s, Enlightenment ideas just brought to Taiwan and influenced music, painting and literature. Men in suits and women dressing fashionably, who could fall in love by choice, were to be seen in the street of Suehirochō (末廣町). It presented a lifestyle of modern and fashion in that period of time....

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Nanguan Opera Gao Wen-ju

Nanguan Music vs. Nanguan Opera, can you tell them apart?...

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Several formation groups of Saikang’s Koah-hiun are designated as city-level traditional folk events in Tainan City.

Saikang’s Koah-hiun is an important cultural heritage, which is considered as the biggest Koah-hiun event in Taiwan. The scope of Kaoh-hiun covers 96 villages. Most of the formation groups discipline themselves to transmit such traditional performing arts. These parades have unique formation called “Wen zhen” and consist in participating in Saikang’s Koah-hiun, such as the Emperor’s Student Zheng Yuan-he parade formation of The Taiping Blessing Songs and Music Performing Group, in Gang Cian Village, Cing Shuei Temple Management Committee, in Gong Cin Village, and Ji An Temple, in Yong Ji Village, as well as Ox Plow Song parade formation of Bao An Temple Management Committee, in Dongjhulin Village, and Cing Shan Temple Management Committee, in Jhuciao Village. Moreover, the parade formations mentioned above are designated as city-level traditional folk events in Tainan City this year....

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