Liu Xing-qin: a cartoonist with many novel ideas
Liu Xing-qin, born in Hsinchu County in 1934, is a Taiwanese cartoonist who is considered a national treasure. In the early 1950s, Taiwanese primary school students loved to read… More
Liou Shaw-lu: a dancer who dances to the last moment
Born in 1949 in Zhudong Township, Hsinchu County, Liou Shaw-lu grew up in a farming family. In 1968, he entered the Physical Education Department of National Taiwan Normal… More
Huang Jung-lo: Top Researcher of Taiwan’s Hakka History and Culture
Huang Jung-lo was born in Miaoli’s Nanzhuang in 1926. In 1945, Huang graduated from Taoyuan Agricultural Vocational High School. He had served as a teacher of the school, in the… More
Chou Hui-tan: a dancer who dances Hakka stories
Chou Hui-tan, a Hakka dancer who was a student of Taiwan's modern dance pioneer Tsai Rui-yue (蔡瑞月), has been engaged in dance creation and teaching for decades. She has not only… More
Huang Juan: novelist who helps unite Hakka in Taiwan and overseas
Huang Rui-juan, usually known as Huang Juan, is an expat writer best famous for her novels about lives of the Hakkas in Taiwan and overseas. As a Hakka, she promotes Hakka affairs… More
Ku Kuo-sun: Scholar who established the Hakka phonetic system
Ku Kuo-sun is an educator and scholar specializing in the Hakka studies and language. Over the past three decades, Ku has been dedicated to creating a system of phonetic symbols… More
Rev. Johan Tidemann Johansen — A missionary who served Hakka communities
Rev. Johan Tidemann Johansen’s father came to Taiwan to set up a church in Taichung’s Dongshi Township in 1961, a time when local medical resources were quite scarce. In 1969,… More
Hsu Teng-chih – A fantastic Hakka woman from the mountainous Dongshi region
Born in 1944 in Dongshi Township, Taichung County (now the Dongshi District of Taichung City), Hsu Teng-chih is a classic Taiwanese Hakka woman with a strong and unpretentious… More
Edward Yang: an important flag bearer of New Taiwan Cinema
Edward Yang was a representative director of New Taiwan Cinema movement, whose works had always been closely linked to his Taiwanese and Chinese cultures. At the same time, he was… More
Hou Hsiao-hsien: a leading figure in New Taiwan Cinema
Hou Hsiao-hsien is an important director of the New Taiwan Cinema best known for his use of long take, scenery shot, and fixed focuses in films. In 1983, his film "The Sandwich… More