Administrative Performance of 2021


Announced Date: March 31, 2022

Chapter One: Introduction

Section One: The Council is in charge of national Hakka affairs and dedicated to revitalizing Hakka language and culture. The administrative plans of 2021 are formulated in accordance with the Hakka policy proposals of President Tsai Ing-wen and Hakka Basic Act which was amended and implemented on January 31, 2018 for the purposes of rebuilding a Hakka-friendly society with the Hakka spirit of perseverance, advancing Hakka Renaissance through constructing Hakka-friendly environments and value-added cultural applications, allowing Hakka to naturally assimilate into language, way of life, culture, ecology and industries; as a result, the Council endeavors to foster Hakka cultural value, respect mutual prosperity of diverse culture, embody the spirit of constitution and democracy so as to build cross-ethnic public domains, allow different ethnic groups to construct the social mainstream together in an environment which grants intersubjectivity, break the given power relationship between the center and the periphery and create the new model for ethnic mainstreaming. The Council shall keep propelling National Hakka Development Plan, develop Hakka language and culture in a sustainable way, optimize infrastructure in Hakka settlements so as to activate Hakka economy, pass on Hakka art and culture and enrich the resources of collections, combine multimedia marketing channels to enhance Hakka prestige, display various features and styles of Taiwanese cultural refinement internationally to move into the new Hakka epoch.

Section Two: The Council formulated the administrative plans of 2021 in compliance with the policy objectives of the Executive Yuan along with approved budget level, and with the aim at the changes in economic and social conditions and the needs for the future development of the Council, the goals of the plans are as follows:

Paragraph One: Promote the National Hakka Development Plan, raise the awareness of ethnic mainstreaming.

Paragraph Two: Construct basic data investigation, deepen the researches on Hakka knowledge.

Paragraph Three: Push forward to establish international Hakka organizations, advance the globalization of Taiwanese Hakka.

Paragraph Four: Shape the sense of honor and the environment for speaking Hakka language, inject new energy into Hakka language inheritance.

Paragraph Five: Ameliorate the management of Hakka industries, revitalize regional economy development of Hakka settlements.

Paragraph Six: Deepen the sustainable development in Hakka settlements, construct Hakka-friendly public domains.

Paragraph Seven: Enhance the value of Hakka culture, increase the depth and refinement of Hakka culture.

Paragraph Eight: Integrate communication marketing and the development of art and literature, change the image of Hakka

Paragraph Nine: Start afresh from the 300 years of Liugdui, restore historic memories and the sense of honor of Liugdui

Paragraph Ten: Dedicate to manage Taiwan Hakka Museum and Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park, promote the Hakka cultural transmission


Chapter Two: 2018-2021 annual budget and manpower of the agency
Section One: The trends of budgets and final accounts in recent four years (unit: million dollars)

The trends of budgets and final accounts in recent four years

The trends of budgets and final accounts in recent four years: table

Section Two: Descriptions of the trends in budget and final account

Paragraph One: The part of budget
1. There is an increase of NT$427.8 million in 2018 than 2017 chiefly caused by the addition of social development programs including Hakka communication marketing programs and the Taiwan Romantic Route 3 project under the special budget of Forward-Looking Infrastructures Program.

2. There is an increase of NT$490.61 million in 2019 than 2018 primarily due to the addition of social development programs including Hakka communication marketing programs and the Taiwan Romantic Route 3 project under the special budget of Forward-Looking Infrastructures Program.

3. There is a decline of NT$259.09 million in 2020 than 2019 mainly caused by the reduction of funds for the Taiwan Romantic Route 3 project under the special budget of Forward-Looking Infrastructures Program.

4. There is a decrease of NT$69.9 million in 2021 than 2020 primarily due to the reduction of funds for the Taiwan Romantic Route 3 project under the special budget of Forward-Looking Infrastructures Program.

Paragraph Two: The part of final accounts
1. The budget implementation efficiency in 2018 is 97.8 percent, and there is a surplus of NT$70.96 million when the budget compared to the final account, which is chiefly due to austerity and the differences between the budgets and the actual prices of the bids.

2. The budget implementation efficiency in 2019 is 99.2 percent, and there is a surplus of NT$31.15 million when the budget compared to the final account, which is mostly caused by austerity and the differences between the budgets and the actual prices of the bids.

3. The budget implementation efficiency in 2020 is 99.24 percent, and there is a surplus of NT$26.18 million when the budget compared to the final account, which is mainly due to austerity and the differences between the budgets and the actual prices of the bids.

4. The budget implementation efficiency in 2021 is 98.57 percent, and there is a surplus of NT$46.05 million when the budget compared to the final account, which is chiefly caused by austerity resulted from the resolution of the Legislative Yuan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the differences between the budgets and the actual prices of the bids.

Section Three: Actual Numbers of Personnel of the Agencies (information in recent four years)
Actual Numbers of Personnel of the Agencies
*The police officers include policemen, bailiffs and security guards; technical and maintenance workers include drivers; contract staff include expatriate employees.(statistics on December 31, 2021)

Chapter Three: The achievements of the promotion
Section one: Promote National Hakka Development Plan, deepen the awareness of ethnic mainstreaming.

Paragraph One: The Council formulated the National Hakka Development Plan in accordance with article 6 of the Hakka Basic Act, taking the national Hakka affairs and regional development into consideration, comprehensively incorporating opinions from the National Hakka Conference, devising and promulgating the Plan every four years so it shall be the important foundation for the related Hakka administrative measures at all levels of government.

Paragraph Two: Executive Yuan reviewed and approved the National Hakka Development Plan on June 15, 2021, breaking through the barrier of dealing with Hakka affairs by a sole ministry or council, instead, the government promoted the cross-ministerial collaboration to form a national team for Hakka policies. It not only indicates how highly the government values the development of Hakka language and culture, the respect it shows toward the collective rights of the Hakka people, and the recognition it gives to ethnic mainstreaming, but also marks a new milestone in the process of multi-cultural practice in Taiwan.

Paragraph Three:  The first stage of the National Hakka Development Plan (2021-2023), which would last for three years, has incorporated the resolutions of the National Hakka Conference in 2019, gone through about two years of multilevel, multi-faceted and cross-ministerial coordination and communication, and become a basis for reference of the administrative measures on Hakka affairs policies at all levels of government.

Paragraph Four: The National Hakka Development Plan was formulated with the core value of ethnic mainstreaming in the hope that the plan shall lead the ethnic groups to break through the limit of their own development, allowing underprivileged ethnic groups to return to the center from the periphery, be able to share their culture through the subject perspectives of the ethnic group and construct a civil society with other ethnic groups together; on the other hand, the plan borrows the theory and practical methods of gender mainstreaming, and asks the government to formulate related acts, regulations, policies and measures with ethnical sensitivity and provide diverse service according to the difference among ethnic groups.

Paragraph Five: The National Hakka Development Plan is aimed at four objectives, including "regarding the Hakka language as the national language, promoting Hakka as the common language", “deeply consolidating Hakka knowledge mechanism, linking national historical memories”, "ameliorating the foundation for regional revitalization in Hakka settlements, promoting Hakka renaissance", and “creating global Hakka network, developing Hakka cultural diplomacy", and according to the objectives, the government respectively formulated 18 strategies and 50 important measures with 18 government agencies, including the Ministry of  Interior, Culture, Education, Economy, Transportation and Tourism, Health and Welfare, and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Overseas Community Affairs Council

Section Two: Construct basic data research, deepen the researches on Hakka knowledge

Paragraph One: In order to construct national database for the Hakka community, estimate the number of population , distribution in administrative regions, language proficiency and the circumstances of identity, and propose suggested lists of the townships(cities/districts) for the key development areas of Hakka culture as a basis of the administrative reference for the Council to implement the Hakka Basis Act, the Council started “2020 National basic data survey research on Hakka population and language” in December, 2020, investigating the Hakka population, the distribution of the language use, social and cultural intention nationwide, the survey data included national Hakka demography statistics, and population numbers in every municipality, county/city, township/city/district, the listening and speaking abilities of Hakka language of Hakka people at different age, the frequency and depth of using Hakka language, the circumstances of using Hakka in families and public spaces, the frequency of using Hakka language of school-aged children among peers, the conditions of the Hakka language transmission and Hakka cultural cognition. The survey was carried out through telephone interviews (including telephone and cellphones) and in-person interviews; so far, over 63 thousand effective samples of telephone interviews, more than 10 thousand effective samples of cellphone interviews, and over 1.6 thousand effective samples of in-person interviews have been completed.

Paragraph Two: In order to consolidate the foundation of the development of Hakka knowledge mechanism, the Council solicited programs through “the Development and Research Program for Hakka Knowledge Mechanism” in 2021 in accordance with the Council’s administrative objectives, encouraged academic and research organizations to propose interdisciplinary integrated programs, and promoted research topics with value-added applications under the guidance of the Council’s policies. In 2021, the five integrated programs (inclusive of twenty subprojects) subsidized by the Council including  “The Correlation among the Ethnic Policies, the Indigenous and Hakka Groups”, “The Learning Mechanism Construction and the Applications of AI  for the Vegetation Knowledge Language of Hakka Ethnic Group” etc., and the programs regarding the exploitation of hydropower resources, the development of regional industrial economy, the club organizations, families and Mandarin education in He-Po Hakka belt of Sarawak, the construction and applications of living knowledge mechanism in Yunlin’s Zhao'an Hakka district furthermore, the Council also subsidized 34 individual research programs, gathered academic, research organizations and private history and culture workers together to conduct local culture and humanity research and surveys on site, deeply consolidated the foundation of indigenous cultural knowledge, promoted interdisciplinary knowledge applications and overseas Hakka studies, and amplified Hakka academic energy; in addition, the Council subsidized 23 colleges including National Cheng Kung University which offered 30 courses relating to Hakka, allowing students to learn more about Hakka language and culture, and further to recognize and appreciate the beauty of Hakka.
National Taichung University of Education opened the courses to introduce Hakka culture.
National Taichung University of Education opened the courses to introduce Hakka culture.

Paragraph Three: Consortium of Global Hakka Studies (GHAS), an international academic exchange platform established by eleven universities and academic organizations of Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, the United States, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan together in 2019, held the first biennial conference themed “Comparative Hakka Studies: Retrospect and Prospect” through domestic offline conference with overseas video conference on November 6 and 7, 2021. The conference was aimed at reviewing, comparing and analyzing Hakka studies in Taiwan, other countries around the world, or particular regions.  Forty-three theses were presented at the conference, and 14 of them were submitted by institutions or scholars of overseas member countries in GHAS.  About 100 participants attended the two-day conference, and most of them came from agencies related to academic organizations; they consolidated the strength of Hakka research and enhanced the fundamental functions of Hakka research network through the conference.
 
The opening ceremony of the biennial conference “Comparative Hakka Studies: Retrospect and Prospect”
The opening ceremony of the biennial conference “Comparative Hakka Studies: Retrospect and Prospect” at College of Hakka Studies, National Central University on November 6, 2021.

GHAS held the first biennial international academic conference
GHAS held the first biennial international academic conference, “Comparative Hakka Studies: Retrospect and Prospect”, at College of Hakka Studies, National Central University on November 6, 2021.

Paragraph Four: In order to cultivate the academic and research talents of Hakka knowledge mechanism, and encourage PhD students of Hakka field to focus on Hakka studies and actively complete their studies, the Council offered full-time doctoral scholarships for Hakka studies to support PhD students to concentrate on research so as to cultivate Hakka talents of new generation; the Council subsidized two PhD students of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) in 2021; furthermore, in order to provide more opportunities for young doctors to contact and engage in Hakka research, keep and cultivate talents for Hakka academic circle, the Council subsidized National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University to recruit one Hakka postdoctoral researcher.

Section Three: Push forward to establish international Hakka organizations, advance the globalization of Taiwanese Hakka

Paragraph One: Hold the Hakka Contribution Award
The candidates of Hakka Contribution Award in 2021 reached 133, among which the ratio of female candidates achieving 48 percent, and the ratio of female candidates  winning the award also reaching 44 percent, both breaking all the previous records, revealing the fresh styles of Hakka females in the new generation.

The winners of Hakka Contribution Award in 2021 were as below: Lifetime Dedication Award went to Hsu Cheng-kuang; the research and development category of Special Contribution Award went to Hsiao Hsin-huang; the art and culture category of Special Contribution Award went to Chang Fang-tzu and Huang Siou-man; the public promotion category of Special Contribution Award went to Chuang Chen Yueh-hsiu and Huang Hou-yuan; and the contribution of the youths category of Special Contribution Award went to Rita Lin.

This year's new "Special Contribution Award" recognizes Hakka who have made outstanding contributions or achievements to the country or the international community, who have been awarded honorary awards, and whose achievements have led to the improvement of the overall prestige of the Hakka community, and who have been concerned about Hakka culture and language.
Moreover, the award also added the new category "outstanding achievements award- the contribution of the youths" to encourage young Hakka people to engage in Hakka affairs. The award ceremony at Taiwan Hakka Museum on October 27, 2021, and President Tsai Ing-wen met with the awardees on December 7, 2021.
President Tsai Ing-wen met with the awardees of Hakka Contribution Award
President Tsai Ing-wen met with the awardees of Hakka Contribution Award in person at the office of the president on December 7, 2021.

Paragraph Two: Conduct the “Bagong Care Station” program

The Council, Ministry of Health and Welfare, and local governments started to roll out the “Bagong Care Station” program in November 2017, and so far have established a total of 382 care stations in 12 counties/cities, 70 key development areas of Hakka culture, and 18 non-Hakka key development areas.

The Council managed activities of “The senior having fun with children together” for the first time in 2021, encouraged the elders to give lectures to display the capability and wisdom of the senior, and utilized Hakka as the main language for communication to undertake the interaction between the elder and the young to promote the transmission of Hakka language and culture.
 
Biyunzhuang Community Development Association, Hualien City, Hualien County held the activity of the senior having fun with children
Biyunzhuang Community Development Association, Hualien City, Hualien County held the activity of the senior having fun with children together on October 20, 2021.

Luocuo Community Development Association, Lunbei Township, Yunlin County, undertook the activity of the senior having fun with children
Luocuo Community Development Association, Lunbei Township, Yunlin County, undertook the activity of the senior having fun with children together on September 17, 2021.

Paragraph Three: Host “International Conference on Policies of the Hakka Language and Minority Languages”

Under the auspices of the Council, National Central University held an “International Conference on Policies of the Hakka Language and Minority Languages” on Dec. 4, 2021 which was cored on policies of the Hakka language and minority languages, inviting representatives of linguistic institutes or organizations that have remarkable achievement in promoting the minority language restoration from various countries, for instance, Dr. Davyth Hicks, Secretary-General of European Language Equality Network, who presented a keynote speech themed “the Modernization of European Minority Ethnic Groups and the Revival of Language Prestige”, Dr. Jeremy Evas, head of Prosiect 2050 of the Welsh Government, and Mr. Shane Taurima, CEO of Māori Television of New Zealand, who delivered speeches titled “The Minority Language Groups in English-speaking Countries: the Welsh” and “The Language Dissemination Practice of Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions” respectively; furthermore, the member of Taiwan’s Control Yuan, Dr. Pasuya Poiconx, and the representatives from Council of Indigenous Peoples, the Council and local governments shared the experiences with regard to policies and results achieved by Taiwan in reviving ethnic languages.

Apart from advancing two-way communication between Taiwan and other countries that promote minority ethnic languages, the conference especially demonstrated Taiwan’s considerable achievement in revitalizing the Hakka language over the years, highlighting the liberal and democratic approaches of safeguarding the rights of using minority language and increasing the international visibility of Taiwan, with the hope of strengthening close cooperation among countries and establishing language platform for minority groups on top of the given foundation through the core objective of “forming partnership among regional or international minority group language alliances”.
 
The International Conference on 'Policies of the Hakka Language and Minority Languages”
The International Conference on "Policies of the Hakka Language and Minority Languages” was held at National Central University on Dec. 4, 2021.

Director of Language Development Department of the Council, Sun Yu-ching, presented “Promoting Hakka as the common language and the current conditions”
Director of Language Development Department of the Council, Sun Yu-ching, presented “Promoting Hakka as the common language and the current conditions” at National Central University on Dec. 4, 2021.

Dr. Davyth Hicks, Secretary-General of European Language Equality Network gave a speech themed “the Modernization of the languages of European minority ethnic groups and the restoration of language prestige”
Dr. Davyth Hicks, Secretary-General of European Language Equality Network gave a speech themed “the Modernization of the languages of European minority ethnic groups and the restoration of language prestige” on the international conference at National Central University on Dec. 4 via videoconferencing.

Paragraph Four: Host the symposium “Hakka Paying Tributes to the Indigenous: Rewriting Hakka Reclamation History of Northern Taiwan”

To continue with the progress of “Hakka Paying Tributes to the Indigenous” activities series the Council took initiative to conduct in 2020, the Council held an academic symposium “Rewriting Hakka Reclamation History of Northern Taiwan” at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University on Oct. 30, 2021, invited scholars from the fields of Hakka and indigenous studies to have conversations and interact with each other, for instance, Iban Nokan, counselor from the Examination Yuan, writer Walis Nokan, Professor Liu Liu Shu-chin of National Tsing Hua University, Professor Lo Lieh-shih and PhD students Chang Chi-chun and Liang Ting-yu of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University etc., presented papers with respect to traditional domains of Atayal, the history of sweeping through Defense Lines of Frontier Guards during the Japanese occupation period, the writing in local history on relationships between the indigenous and Hakka and regional collective memories; moreover, the Council also held a forum for the indigenous and Hakka students to share the results and experiences of their practice.

The phased results of the program included the establishment of research platform for the reclamation history of the Indigenous and Hakka, which contained “historical incidents maps of inscription on tablets of the Indigenous and Hakka in the northern Taiwan” and “the compilation of the related toponyms of the border zones of the Indigenous and the Hans”; besides, there were also popular science articles which rewrote the history through opposite perspectives with the given data and combined with interactive map with picture and captions, “StoryMap”, to present the brand-new reflections on reading. Furthermore, the research team has already arranged and prepared related big issues of reclamation and cultivation and provided naming suggestion for roads, streets, parks and bronze statues with regard to the key elements of the Indigenous and Hakka culture, important historic fields and traditional living space in the regions of Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Miaoli.
 
The Council held an academic symposium “Rewriting Hakka Reclamation History of Northern Taiwan”
The Council held an academic symposium “Rewriting Hakka Reclamation History of Northern Taiwan” at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University on Oct. 30, 2021.

Paragraph Five: Promote domestic and overseas exchange and cooperation on Hakka affairs 

The Council rolled out a total of nine subsidy programs for domestic and overseas exchange and cooperation on Hakka affairs, among which the Council subsidized Hakka Association of Queensland, Australia to undertake the Diverse Culture Festival and Dragon Boat Competition 2021, assimilating Hakka in the local culture of diverse ethnic groups through festivals, propelling the interaction and exchanges of Taiwanese and Australian cultures, passing on traditional Taiwanese culture and strengthening the connection and exchanges of clubs, and highlighting the local vigor for art and culture of overseas compatriots.
 
Hakka Association of Queensland, Australia undertook the Diverse Culture Festival and Dragon Boat Competition 2021
Hakka Association of Queensland, Australia undertook the Diverse Culture Festival and Dragon Boat Competition 2021 at the lakeside of Brisbane Forest Lake on Jun. 6, 2021 to enhance the cultural exchanges between Taiwan and Australia.

On the other hand, in order to strengthen the interactions and exchanges among generations through music and propel the cultural and creative people to collaborate with each other, Malaysian Cultural Creativity and Education Association planned and launched an online competition for vernacular songs”, promoting the competition with the core themes “vernacular, music, internet, fun and creativity”. The winner of the competition would cooperate with Taiwanese Hakka musicians to complete a cross-language and -region song to popularize Hakka pop music internationally, and raise the visibility of Hakka culture.

Malaysian Cultural Creativity and Education Association launched an online competition for vernacular songs
Malaysian Cultural Creativity and Education Association launched an online competition for vernacular songs in November, 2021.

Section Four: Form the sense of pride and the friendly environment for speaking Hakka, inject new vigor for Hakka language inheritance (Detailed information could be found in video 110-4、5、6、7、8、9)

Paragraph One: Consolidate the foundation of Hakka language to pass it on to the new generation, enrich the teaching and learning materials and digital resources for preschool children's learning

1. National Hakka language certification for preschool children in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled and altered to certification service on site due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the certification service on site were open principally for children aged four and above and studying in preschools, and only for the group registration of 20 children and above, nevertheless, some exceptions, for instance, remote areas, rare Hakka accents and or other special conditions which got approved by the Council, were also allowed to apply for the service. Originally in 2021, a total of 172 preschools registered in the version 2.0 of Hakka language certification for preschool children, however, only 57 of them passed the certification on account of the epidemic alert.


Private Hsiangtan Preschool in Pingtung County conducted Hakka language certification for preschool children in March, 2021.

Affiliated preschool of Fangliao Elementary School in Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County managed Hakka language certification for preschool children
Affiliated preschool of Fangliao Elementary School in Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County managed Hakka language certification for preschool children in March, 2021.

2. The Council edited and composed digital learning materials--Hakka language learning website in accordance with the Curriculum Guidelines of 12-Year Basic Education, not only to address the problems of the shortage of teachers and limited resources for learning Hakka language, but to assist students in learning Hakka through computers and mobile carriers; moreover, the Council integrated learning with playing via interesting and challenging virtual games to attain the educational philosophy of combining education with entertainment, making the inheritance of Hakka language more fun; in addition, during the epidemic, under the policy of Learning Never Stops, students could connect “Hakka language learning website” through various carriers at home and keep self-directed learning for Hakka language. 

3. In order to guarantee the learning right of students who speak in minority Hakka accents, the Council ran a pilot project of mutual learning via live streaming in 2020, extended and continued to cope with the project in 2021; after organizing the needs for offering courses in schools of every counties/cities, there were a total of 15 schools, 17 classes and 29 students who speak in Dapu and Raoping accents participating in the project.
 
A student of Cheng Chou Elementary School in Wugu District, New Taipei City took the mutual learning courses via live streaming
A student of Cheng Chou Elementary School in Wugu District, New Taipei City took the mutual learning courses via live streaming on Dec. 20, 2021.

Paragraph Two: Ameliorate the teaching and learning environments for Hakka language in schools; make Hakka language integrate into daily life
1. Through the working guidelines for subsidies for promoting daily Hakka language in schools, the Council encouraged schools to not only combine formal courses such as language, art and culture, clubs, and comprehensive activities but also extend the learning of Hakka language to extracurricular time to construct learning environments for daily use of Hakka language. There were totally 460 schools in 18 counties/cities participating in the program in 2021.

2. In accordance with the spirit of Curriculum Guidelines of 12-Year Basic Education of the Ministry of Education, the Council encouraged and subsidized middle schools and elementary schools to roll out the programs for Hakka Language in 12-Year Basic Education Curricula, supported schools to launch integrated learning projects which combined Hakka language with the flexible courses. There were 11 counties/cities, e.g., New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County etc., 49 schools and 352 classes participating in the program in 2021.

3. The Council promulgated the Promotion and Implementation Program of Hakka Language Immersion Teaching with the Ministry of Education which is aimed at utilizing Hakka language as the Language of Instruction and integrate Hakka language into courses and educational activities for preschool students through constructing natural environments for Hakka language communication, teaching and learning; there were 10 counties/cities, including New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County etc., 109 schools and 229 classes partaking in the program in 2021.
 

The Council held 2021 Daily Hakka Language School Activities at Taichung Municipal Sihwei Elementary School in December, 2021.

The Council undertook the course activities of the program for Hakka Language in 12-Year Basic Education Curricula
The Council undertook the course activities of the program for Hakka Language in 12-Year Basic Education Curricula at Tien Mei Elementary School in Nanzhuang Township, Miaoli County in September, 2021.

The Council held the course activities of 2021 Hakka Language Immersion Teaching
The Council held the course activities of 2021 Hakka Language Immersion Teaching at the affiliated preschool of Guang Sing Elementary School in Meinong District, Kaohsiung City in April, 2021.

Paragraph Three: Utilize appropriate incentives to strengthen the Hakka inheritance, cultivate Hakka language teachers to enrich the capacity and capability for passing on Hakka language 

1. In order to commend the schools, preschools, teachers, and related personnel that made dedication to promote Hakka language learning, the Council held the praising activities for schools and preschools that attained remarkable achievements of undertaking Hakka language teaching and those who made excellent performance in promoting Hakka language and culture from 2018, besides, the Council also provided the schools and preschools with award of NT$200,000 and offered the excellent teachers and personnel who popularized Hakka language the chances of domestic or overseas advanced studies.

2. The award ceremony for excellent schools and personnel that devoted to popularizing Hakka language in 2020 was postponed until Aug. 25, 2021 at Taiwanese Hakka Museum due to the COVID-19 pandemic; furthermore, 12 excellent schools and 16 personnel had received recognition and been awarded on the Hakka Mother Language Day, Feb. 21, 2022 (same day as the International Mother Language Day).
 
The award ceremony of Speaking Hakka Movement
HAC Minister Yiong Con-ziin and awardees
The award ceremony of Speaking Hakka Movement at Taiwanese Hakka Museum on Aug. 25, 2021, praising excellent schools and personnel that contributed to promoting Hakka language.

Paragraph Four: Establish Hakka language infrastructures, help Hakka language to keep up with the times, construct the foundation of digital applications

1. The Council started to construct Taiwan Hakka Corpus in 2017, which so far has included over 6 million words (including written and verbal ones) of Hakka language materials, and the systems of the corpus were provided for online open trial in Dec. 24, 2021, not only promoting Hakka language for researches, teaching and learning , but also becoming the foundation of developing digital applications for the Hakka language entries.

The press conference on the Taiwanese Hakka Corpus was held on Dec. 24, 2021, with Professor Lai Hui-ling introducing and demonstrating the corpus
The press conference on the Taiwanese Hakka Corpus was held on Dec. 24, 2021, with Professor Lai Hui-ling introducing and demonstrating the corpus.

The press conference on the Taiwanese Hakka Corpus
The press conference on the Taiwanese Hakka Corpus was held on Dec. 24, 2021.

2. The Taiwanese Hakka Corpus has various functions as below, first of all, data visualization and multimedia display, which included word cloud for Hakka frequently used phrases and characteristic vocabulary on the portal page, visualizing related data, facilitating the public to browse Hakka frequently used phrases quickly; at the same time, the systems also set up verbal persona, exhibiting the Hakka spoken materials recorded in the corpus in the form of multimedia. Secondly, the corpus completed the fundamental preservation of six Taiwanese Hakka accents (Sixian, Hailu, Dapu, Raoping, Zhao-an and South Sixian) through the collection of written and spoken materials, of which the connotation included the aspects of preserving language assets, presenting language variety and recording the life of language etc. The indexing system, Hakka word segmentation, and part-of-speech tagger can not only be used for Hakka academic research and teaching promotion, but also to complete the digital integration of Taiwanese Hakka, establish a channel for the interface between language data and information technology, and provide Big data analysis ability which is also important for the development of Taiwanese Hakka digital applications.

3. Along with the coming of digital era, the Council further planned and constructed the Taiwan Hakka Language Data Base on the foundation of the Taiwan Hakka Corpus with the gradual implementation in years and phases; the biggest feature of the data base is the recognition and synthesis systems for language materials of Hakka voice entries with various accents, which would be integrated with AI technology in the future in the hope to develop the digital applications of Hakka language and allow Hakka language to get with the trends.

Paragraph Five: Enlarge the regional scope for utilizing Hakka language as the common language, cooperate with the private agencies and organizations to construct Hakka-friendly environments, rebuild Hakka-language communities 

1. The Council conducted the performance assessment of promoting Hakka as the common language; through examining whether the percentages of local civil servants and teachers who passed the Hakka language certification meet the proportion of the Hakka population in these areas, and the current situations of promoting and constructing Hakka-friendly environments, the Council revitalized the regional development of Hakka language and implemented the mainstreaming of Hakka ethnic group; via the efficiency assessment and awarding mechanism, the Council encouraged governments at every level to accelerate the promotion of Hakka as the common language, ensuring the sustainable development of Hakka language and culture. Furthermore, the Council launched guidance project for promoting Hakka language as the common language, establishing the counseling team for promoting Hakka language as the common language to assist agencies in ameliorating various Hakka language measures, and enhancing the opportunities and competence for speaking Hakka. In addition, the Council commended local governments which made excellent performances in popularizing Hakka language publicly at Taiwan Hakka museum, and totally 4 counties/cities governments and 27 countries/townships/cities/districts authorities receiving the citation.
 
The award ceremony of Speaking Hakka Movement 2020 was held at Taiwan Hakka museum
The award ceremony of Speaking Hakka Movement 2020 was held at Taiwan Hakka museum on Aug. 25, 2021: the Council gave the Excellent Performance Award to the personnel who have been devoted to Hakka language teaching.

The Council presented the Merit Award of Excellent Organization Award to the Miaoli County government.
The award ceremony of Speaking Hakka Movement 2020 was held at Taiwan Hakka museum on Aug. 25, 2021: the Council presented the Merit Award of Excellent Organization Award to the Miaoli County government.

2. Hakka language is one of the national languages, in order to promote Hakka as the common language in Hakka settlements, the Council actively coordinated and guided public sectors such as governmental agencies, schools, premises, medical institutions and public transportation, constructing Hakka-friendly environments, assessed and approved 20 Hakka accessible environments projects in 2021, subsidizing public and private organizations and groups in Taiwan to provide the Hakka language service, allowing Hakka language to become more widely spoken in public spaces. On the other hand, the Council also kept cultivating talents of Hakka interpreters to provide interpretation service in public explanatory meetings, conferences, cultural activities, and interpellations etc., making speaking Hakka in public spaces a part of daily life.

3. The Council rolled out subsidy programs for Hakka academic and cultural activities, subsidizing local governments and domestic non-governmental groups for totally 27 projects in 2021, launching Hakka cultural workshops and Hakka language courses to display the vigor of Hakka language, advancing the non-governmental sectors and organizations to inherit the cultural energy.  Furthermore, in order to enhance the proportion of the government employees and teachers serving in the areas which is promoting Hakka as the common language who pass the Hakka language certification so as to meet the article 13 of the Implementation Regulations for promoting Hakka as the common language, the Council amended the working guidelines for Hakka language deep roots service and promulgated it on Feb. 24, 2021, rolling out projects aimed at making the Hakka language take deeper roots with 14 local governments, e.g., Taoyuan City government etc. in 2021, including 122 Hakka language certification courses for government employees and local teachers, 101 general courses, 19 courses for nannies and preschool caregivers, 119 inheritance courses, 63 courses for parents and children learning together and 36 training courses, which saw a total of 8,827 participants.

4.  To pass on and promote the Hakka language, build the Hakka-friendly environment, and inject energy into Hakka communities, the Council specifically devised working guidelines for subsidies for enhancing the vigor of Hakka communities, and as a result, the eligible recipients and the scopes of the subsidies became even more diverse, including the categories such as “Hakka language community construction plans”, “formulating, composing and making Hakka teaching materials and aids”, and “information systems for promoting Hakka language” etc., assisting regional communities in building the environments of using Hakka language as the mother language, meeting the needs for learning Hakka language of the contemporary people, optimizing the environments for learning Hakka language, and consolidating the foundation for digital applications of Hakka language; in addition, the Council subsidized studying and learning activities of Hakka language, encouraging various sectors of the society to conduct courses and activities for studying and learning Hakka language, applying Hakka language in diverse ways to make learning Hakka language more interesting and fun.

Section Five: Strengthen the management of the industries in Hakka settlements, stimulate the economic development of Hakka settlements (Detailed information could be found in video 110-10, 11, 12)

Paragraph One: Expand the scope of the governance, promote Hakka renaissance

1. The Council planned, prepared and established “ Executive Yuan Hakka settlements 369 governance platform”, expanding the ruling scope of operation to Taiwan Romantic Route 3, Liugdui, and the Provincial Highway 9, appointing the convener from Executive Yuan, and ministers of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Council of Agriculture and the Council as deputy conveners; forming three action teams under the platform, namely, “Shaping the culture”, “Environmental preparedness and amelioration” and “The development of industries”, which are responsible for supervising, coordinating and advancing the progress.

2. The Council put the cross-ministry resources into Hakka cultural facilities via the platform, making a comprehensive contemplation on the ethnicity and regions of the Hakka, constructing abundant styles of humanity and culture, ecology and industries of Hakka settlements 369, initiating Hakka renaissance, driving people of youth or midlife to return or move to Hakka settlements, recreating Hakka new life.

Paragraph Two: Provide assistance in start-ups, encourage the youths to return to their hometown

1. From 2020, the Council started to roll out immigration program for regional revitalization in Hakka settlements, establishing the supporting systems for the start-ups of the youths. So far, the program has provided guidance for 30 young or middle-aged adults to come back to their hometown, coordinating and integrating the development and prospects of regional resources by means of introduction of technology, social participation, branding, investments in their hometown etc., arranging experts and scholars to provide guidance and company for the youths who emigrated into Hakka settlements to implement the program, constantly stimulating the emigrated people to learn and interact in Hakka settlements through conducting short courses etc., also providing assistance in enhancing their communication competence in Hakka language. The most of the applicants who were selected in the program were in the creative industry, including specialty dining, immersive education, Hakka crafts, sightseeing tourism, and digital media; they actively established private brands and promoted regional marketing, combining digital technology to strengthen the promotion of their products, so as to achieve the regional revitalization in a long term. 

2. The Council began to cope with preferential loans for regional revitalization in Hakka settlements from 2019, and the operators who could successfully match the regional features in Hakka key development areas and enhance the employment opportunities in Hakka settlements simultaneously would get the fund; the Council granted subsidies for the interest on the loan for the first three years, in the hope of relieving the operators’ burden; up until 2021, the Council has assisted 68 operators in procuring the loans and the amounts of the approved loans reached NT$271.50 million in total. 
 
The immigrant of the second immigration program for regional revitalization in Hakka settlements
The immigrant of the second immigration program for regional revitalization in Hakka settlements in 2021-- Li Yu-lin, who repairs and restores antiques at Lunbei Township, Yunlin County

Paragraph Three: Provide guidance for digital upgrade, transform the industries in Hakka settlements

1. The Council promoted “Digital Upgrade Program for the Industries in 369 Hakka Settlements” and “the Program of Providing Guidance on Utilizing Cloud Service for Small and Micro Enterprises in Hakka Settlements”, applying digital technological tools to offer assistance in industries, marketing and tourism etc. in Hakka settlements, checking and investigating the data of the fundamental environments and representative industries in Hakka settlements to establish the development models for industrial brands and the industrial chain of tourism in Hakka settlements and popularize green attractions in Hakka settlements. So far, the Council has provided guidance for more than one thousand enterprises to utilize digital tools, among which at least 20 of them managed the business through digital tools, 400 of them applied mobile payment, and 284 of them employed cloud service.

2. The Council launched “The Investigation, Assessment and Analysis Program” for Indicators of Industrial Economic Development in Hakka Settlements”, interfacing and collecting massive and complicated data related to economic development in Hakka settlements, and digitalizing the information to construct cloud database, further compiling, organizing and classifying and transferring it into visualized diagrams, establishing, maintaining and managing “the Dashboard Mechanism for Economic Development Indicators of Hakka settlements” to offer the reference for managing industries in Hakka settlements in the future.

Paragraph Four: Enhance the international visibility and boost the cultural travels toward Hakka communities

The Council participated in 2021 ITF Taipei International Travel Fair and 2021 Kaohsiung International Travel Fair with the main theme of “Welcome to the Hakka settlements for chatting, eating local cuisine and having fun”, integrating 369 industrial characteristic resources such as sightseeing and tourism in Hakka settlements, inviting and 32 communities and operators including local teams of Hakka communities, professional craftspeople, and travel agencies to launch more than 33 in-depth travel itineraries together.
 
The Council participated in 2021 ITF Taipei International Travel Fair at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
The Council participated in 2021 ITF Taipei International Travel Fair at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from Nov. 5 to 8, 2021.

Paragraph Five: Transform the Hakka Tung Blossom Festival with smart tourism, boost the economy in Hakka settlements

1. Through the subsidy program for small trips for tung blossoms, the Council subsidized local governments to launch 45 itineraries of small trips for tung blossoms, allowing the public to experience the regional humanity, culture, nature, Hakka features and styles and enjoy the cultural beauty of Hakka settlements, so as to achieve the policy objectives of stimulating the economy in Hakka settlements. 

2. Through applying IOT monitoring technology, the Council set up micro meteorological stations and time-lapse photography at 10 tung blossom scenic spots across Taiwan, establishing forecasting models according to the environmental data from the monitoring system on site and historical flower condition records, as well as updating the latest conditions of tung blossoms through rolling correction method on the official websites of small trips for tung blossoms in accordance with real time environmental data, furthermore, the Council would also link with Taiwan Forest Recreation website of Forestry Bureau and the website of Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communication to promote the campaign together.

Paragraph Six: Add value to cultural strategies, cultivate talents in Hakka settlements in various ways, improve the quality of Hakka characteristic industries

1. The Council conducted the subsidy program for promoting value-added industrial innovation in Hakka settlements, subsidizing local governments and private organizations to provide assistance in fostering talents for 41 cases with respect to trips to Hakka settlements, Hakka-style cuisines, and indigo dyeing, and dealing with related marketing activities, injecting vigor and creativity of the youths into Hakka settlements to stimulate the economy in Hakka communities.

2. The Council conducted the subsidy program for promoting value-added industrial innovation in Hakka settlements, combining Hakka E-voucher 2.0 program together with the promotion activities of Gold Leaf to provide assistance in boosting the economy and promoting tourism in Hakka settlements through integrating the ways, for instance, small trips and industrial marketing complemented by local traditional cultural activities.
The Council held the “culinary skills experiencing activities: tasting the authentic cuisines and learning how to cook” at Shengxing 365 Youth craft start-up studio
The Council held the “culinary skills experiencing activities: tasting the authentic cuisines and learning how to cook” at Shengxing 365 Youth craft start-up studio in Sanyi Township, Miaoli County on Nov. 27, 2021.

Paragraph seven: Launch Hakka E-voucher 2.0 program to stimulate the economy in Hakka settlements

In compliance with Executive Yuan's post-pandemic stimulus measures, the Council designated special budget of two hundred million dollars, issuing over four thousand Hakka e-vouchers, recruiting over two thousand operators to invite the public to consume the Hakka e-vouchers with families and help to boost the economy in Hakka settlements together.
 
The press conference on Hakka e-voucher 2.0 program
The press conference on Hakka e-voucher 2.0 program was held at Social Innovation Lab, Taipei City on Nov. 4, 2021.

Paragraph Eight: Provide guidance for the local teams in Hakka communities for small trips to Hakka settlements, optimize the management
1. In order to exert more indigenous value to attract tourists, the Council rolled out the upgrade program for small trips to Hakka settlements, launching itineraries with the main narrative theme of the culture in Hakka settlements, planning to create multiple sources of income through experiencing Hakka life, culture and cuisines, allowing small business, local industries and farmers to benefit from the program.

2. In 2022, the Council would introduce experts and counselors to 18 excellent local teams in the 369 areas selected in December, 2021 to provide in-depth counseling and planning including diagnosis and guidance to cultivate talents of docents and management, facilitate planning and design for tourism itineraries, utilize we media wisely for marketing, in the hope of attracting the crowd to boost the economy in Hakka communities.
 
The Council promoted the upgrade program for small trips to Hakka settlements
The Council promoted the upgrade program for small trips to Hakka settlements, assessing, evaluating and investigating on site at Wanluan Township, Pingtung County on Dec. 3, 2021.

Section Six: Deepen the sustainable development in Hakka settlements, construct Hakka-friendly public domains

Paragraph One: Provide guidance on space preservation, development and reuse in Hakka settlements

The Council provided local governments with counseling on Hakka communities’ preservation, development and reuse, implementing the policies for key development areas of Hakka culture, approving and subsidizing space preservation and reuse programs for Hakka settlements, for instance, “Zhan Bing Literary Museum and Raoping-accented Hakka Language Park” and the “Renovation and Reuse Construction Project of County-designated Monuments, the Ancestral Hall of the Chang Family in Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County”; Miaoli County held the grand opening of Zhan Bing Literary Museum on Apr. 6, 2021, and the Renovation and Reuse Construction Project of County-designated Monuments, the Ancestral Hall of the Chang Family in Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County was completed on Jul. 16, 2021.
 
The Zhan Bing Literary Museum was open at Zhuolan Township, Miaoli County
The Zhan Bing Literary Museum was open at Zhuolan Township, Miaoli County on Apr. 6, 2021

The Renovation and Reuse Construction Project of County-designated Monuments, the Ancestral Hall of the Chang Family in Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County
The Renovation and Reuse Construction Project of County-designated Monuments, the Ancestral Hall of the Chang Family in Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County was completed on Jul. 16, 2021.

Paragraph Two: Provide assistance in promoting the regional revitalization and constructing living environments in Hakka settlements

1. The Council encouraged local governments to actively propose and launch the programs for the regional revitalization and environmental construction in Hakka settlements. In collaboration with related professional workers to promote the programs, HAC approved and subsidized “1895 Yi Wei War Memorial Park”, “The Planning, Design and First Phase of the Construction of Northern Taoyuan Hakka Hall”. The “1895 Yi Wei War Memorial Park” won the special award in the Best Planning and Design category of FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards, and the Construction of Yong’an Conch Cultural Park received the recognition of the Excellent Public Construction Award (architecture category) of the 21th National Architecture Golden Awards and the Honorable Mention of the  Environmental Planning and Design Category of the 8th Taiwan Landscape Architecture Award in 2020, presenting the modern aesthetics of architectural landscapes with traditional Hakka elements.

2. Furthermore, in order to highlight the symbiosis developments in local communities, the Council promoted the related strategies and operation methods for regional revitalization, conducting three workshops and sharing sessions, through the understanding of the revitalization in different regions, developing and linking the cognition of Hakka urban and rural development, and learning about the characteristics of the local industries and the ways of displaying and shaping cultural assets in the hope that the management and activation of local industries could reach long-term sustainability.
 
The 1895 Yi Wei War Memorial Park
The 1895 Yi Wei War Memorial Park was open at Pingzhen District, Taoyuan City on Nov. 26, 2021.

The opening ceremony of the Northern Taoyuan Hakka Hall
The opening ceremony of the Northern Taoyuan Hakka Hall at Bade District, Taoyuan City on Oct. 23, 2021.

Section Seven: Enhance the value of Hakka culture, enhance the Hakka cultural depth

Paragraph One: Encourage the various creation and development of Hakka literature, music, visual and performing art etc., ameliorate the depth and quality of them to enhance Hakka cultural value

1. The Council managed and undertook Hakka theatrical production “Rain Horse” for parents and children to enjoy together, raising the curtain on the performance at the main plaza of National Theater & Concert Hall on Mar. 12, 2021, and launching the live streaming on Mar. 13; additionally, the performance reappeared in the form of display and action drama at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on Mar. 25 through 28; from Oct. 1 through 3, the abridged version of the show and exhibition took place at Kaohsiung Cultural Center; with the hope that through the total 16 performances of “Rain Horse,” the children would feel warm during the pandemic because the rain horse represented the strength of perseverance, bravery and tenderness.
The premiere of the Hakka children’s drama “Rain Horse” took place at the main plaza of National Theater & Concert Hall
The premiere of the Hakka children’s drama “Rain Horse” took place at the main plaza of National Theater & Concert Hall on March 2, 2021.

2. The Council conducted the project of the Hakka theatrical production, “A Wall inside a Play X 2021,” for totally four performances at Taipei’s Umay Theater of Huashan 1914 Creative Park on Sept. 10 and 11 as well as at National Taichung Theater on Sept. 18 and 19; presenting the transformation of the attitudes toward the society, the concerns for policies, and the self-identity of the Hakka ethnic groups at that time through the drama, with the hope that the audience could rediscover and identify themselves and even restore the Hakka strength of their own via the characters in the drama. 
 
The performances of “A Wall inside a Play X”
The performances of “A Wall inside a Play X” took place at Taipei’s Umay Theater of Huashan 1914 Creative Park on Sept. 10 and 11 as well as at National Taichung Theater on Sept. 18 and 19.

3. The Council held the “Beautiful Sounds--Hakka Classics Resurgence Live Concert”, at Taipei’s ATT SHOW BOX on Dec. 25, inviting singers and artists including Ayugo Huang, Wing Lo, Daniel Lo, Lin Zhan-yi, and He I-feng etc., to perform together, integrating the Hakka spirit into the performance, with the design of vinyl records as the theme, combining the show with the live instrumental performance of the band to create an exquisite and vintage stage.

Paragraph Two: Support Hakka artistic and literature groups, cultivate Hakka artistic and cultural talents, develop characteristic artistic and cultural performances with Hakka innovative elements, assist in improving the quality and quantity of creation, so as to promote the progress of Hakka arts and literature

1. The Council launched the program which provided counseling service for the growth and development of Hakka artistic and cultural groups, subsidizing 51 groups in 2021, promoting the integration of art and culture with life,  encouraging the establishment and development of Hakka artistic and cultural groups, deeply consolidating Hakka cultural vitality, enhancing the quality of Hakka performing art, aiming to help these artistic groups to perform at national venues, promoting Hakka art and literature to catch up with the international community.

2. The Council launched subsidy programs for music video production of Hakka pop music singers who won the Golden Melody Award in order to promote and popularize Hakka music, increasing the visibility of Hakka culture and enhancing the energy of Hakka art and literature through filming music videos for Hakka singers who were shortlisted for the Golden Melody Award or renowned Hakka singers. Furthermore, in order to develop Hakka music popularity, make it geared to the mainstream music market, the Council conducted 2021-2023 programs for promoting Hakka pop music, holding the 2022 Global Hakka Music Awards in the hope of discovering potential Hakka music talents through the competition, undertaking talent training and image marketing, linking Hakka music with film and television industry and streaming platforms to keep up with the mainstream music market, boosting the Hakka music market.

Paragraph Three: Explore Hakka traditional culture, enhance the capacity and capability of its cultural activities, amplify its additional value, bring into play the educational functions through the process of passing on the culture, make it become the intangible asset after a long period of incubation and accumulation

1. The Council planned and launched the tour of the Hakka opera, “Fa´ Dun` Ng`”, performed by Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe in seven counties/cities including Tainan, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung, New Taipei, Taichung, Hsinchu and Miaoli with about 2,589 audience from Aug. 14 through Oct. 1, 2021. The opera applied many conflicting elements to express the universal aspects of humanity and highlight the indomitable resilience and vitality of females.
 
The seven shows of the tour of the Hakka opera, “Fa´ Dun` Ng`”
The seven shows of the tour of the Hakka opera, “Fa´ Dun` Ng`,” took place throughout Taiwan from Aug. 14 to Oct. 1, 2021

2. The Council organized the 2021 Hakka end-of-winter operas for 11 shows from Dec. 2021 to Jan. 2022, inviting tribal elders to experience the beauty of Hakka traditional operas together.

3. The Council held a commemorative ceremony for the 126th anniversary of Yi Wei Battle (the Battle of Baguashan) in Changhua County on Aug. 28, 2021, especially inviting the offspring of those who participated in the battle to attend this event, furthermore, the Council arranged the Golden Melody Award winner, Misa, to contribute her voice with the concert band from Hsinchu when presenting banners to pay the tribute to the warriors who sacrificed their lives to protect their homeland.
 
The Council held a commemorative ceremony for the 126th anniversary of Yi Wei Battle
The Council held a commemorative ceremony for the 126th anniversary of Yi Wei Battle (the Battle of Baguashan) in Changhua County on Aug. 28, 2021

Paragraph Four: Forge Hakka cultural identity, establish the brand for Hakka festivals, strengthen  local Hakka art and literature, enhance the capacity and capability of Hakka cultural activities, bring into full play the educational functions of cultural inheritance and promote the understanding and sharing the value of Hakka culture among various ethnic groups

1. The Council rolled out 2021 Hakka Tung Blossom Festival, raising the curtain on the festival with the worship of Earth God at Tongluo Township, Miaoli County, inviting local governments of various counties/cities to combine the tung blossom trails with activities including small trips for tung blossoms, small-scale artistic and cultural exhibitions and performances, and small farmers markets etc.
 
The Council organized 2021 Hakka Tung Blossom Festival
The Council organized 2021 Hakka Tung Blossom Festival in fourteen counties/cities across Taiwan on Apr. 25, 2021.

2. The Council held the 12 major Hakka festivals in 2021. Eleven iconic Hakka festivals were selected by the Council from 9 counties/cities including Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Nantou, Yunlin, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Taitung and Hualien counties/cities; integrating cultural and creative industry, Bed and Breakfast (B&B) operators and catering industry to promote the festivals together, generating economic benefits with creativity in Hakka settlements to consolidate Hakka culture, activate the development, popularize the sightseeing in Hakka settlements, and ameliorate the overall economic development of Hakka settlements.

Section Eight:Integrating Communication and Marketing with Arts and Culture Development, Overturning Stereotypes about Hakka (for video information see 110-13, 14, 15, 16)

Paragraph One: Combining various forms of dissemination to build a Hakka cultural content industry ecosystem to demonstrate the equal status of the Hakka language and overturn stereotypes about Hakka

1. The Council together with the Public Television Service co-produced the period drama “Gold Leaf,” a 12-part series with a total production budget of NT$110 million, of which the Council contributed precisely NT$41.96 million. This was the first serial using the Hailu dialect of Hakka to be produced in 4K UHD (Ultra-High Definition) HDR (High Dynamic Range), creating a new height of quality for a Taiwanese drama. The series topped the TV network ratings for drama, and ranked in the top five on all major digital streaming platforms. Hakka language was incorporated naturally in the show, prompting a trend for learning Hakka among the public. The show was well received among all sectors of society and had positive knock-on effects for peripheral Hakka industries and tourism.
 
A promo poster for the period drama “Gold Leaf”
A promo poster for the period drama “Gold Leaf,” a co-production from the Council and PTS

2. The Council commissioned the Public Television Service Foundation to operate a Hakka television channel. In 2021, Hakka TV productions were entered in domestic and foreign television and film festivals, with productions such as “The Child of Light” scoring 25 nominations and awards. “The Child of Light,” “Girls Win” and “The Era Where I Live” gained 19 nominations at the 56th Golden Bell Awards, where “The Child of Light” won awards for best lead actress in a miniseries and for screenwriting. This recognition raised the visibility of Hakka as well as demonstrating the long-term cultivation efforts of the Council commissioning Hakka television and showing the role and function of the platform.
 
Promo posters for the 2021 Hakka TV productions “The Child of Light” and “Girls Win”
Promo posters for the 2021 Hakka TV productions “The Child of Light” and “Girls Win”

3. Promoted Hakka literature. In order to create a culture of Hakka contemporary thought, regular series of themed salons across disciplines were held that combined elites from different areas and through debates from shared wisdom focused the energy of Hakka culture and arts. As of 2021, 11 salons and two readings (Zhan Bing, Long Ying-zong) have been held. We also collected and compiled the classic works of the leading Hakka writer Li Qiao for print and publication to pass on the works of this Hakka literary giant, and undertook physical marketing activities to advance the Hakka community’s familiarity with the literature of their kinsman Li Qiao.
 
The first symposium of the Hakka arts and literature salon
The first symposium of the Hakka arts and literature salon held at Tò-uat Books in Taipei’s Zhongzheng District, September 25, 2021

4. Organized a series of musical activities and publication of the works of Jiang Wen-Ye (Chiang Wen-yeh) to help the public get to know the music and talent of this Hakka musician. As 2023 will mark the 40th anniversary of Jiang’s passing, in order to raise public awareness of his achievements and contributions to the development of music, a series of activities were organized; concerts, commissioning of creative works, education and promotion, publications of anthologies and musical recordings to display his rich and remarkable life, and raise the visibility in Taiwan of Jiang Wen-Ye and his oeuvre.
 
The first of the NSO Lecture Concerts – A Hidden Gem: The Music of Jiang Wen-Ye
The first of the NSO Lecture Concerts – A Hidden Gem: The Music of Jiang Wen-Ye at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, December 11, 2021

Paragraph Two: Optimizing the effectiveness of the Hakka Public Communication Foundation’s auditing and supervision, ensuring Hakka media access rights

Directed the Hakka Public Communication Foundation to produce 24-hour programming for Hakka Radio, with six shows including “Ear Explorer Team” nominated for seven awards at the 56th Golden Bell Awards, winning four, while “Hakka in the Countryside” won the innovative R&D application award, continuing the Hakka Public Communication Foundation’s mission that includes the grassroots cultivation of Hakka language broadcasters. We also oversaw the release of the national Hakka quarterly magazine “Tien Fa',” winning the 2021 “ShoppingDesign” BEST100 annual local culture new interpretation award. The National Taiwan Hakka Children’s Choir, run to promote cooperation and exchanges between ethnic groups, this year was not only invited to lead singing at the October 10 ROC National Day ceremony but also coordinated with the “Liugdui 300 X NSO” concerts for two performances, making great efforts to pass on the beauty of Hakka language and culture.
 
The Hakka Public Communication Foundation’s “Hakka in the Countryside” show won the innovative R&D application award at the 56th Golden Bell Awards
The Hakka Public Communication Foundation’s “Hakka in the Countryside” show won the innovative R&D application award at the 56th Golden Bell Awards, August 25, 2021

Paragraph Three: Giving greater impetus to ethnic marketing and communication, raising the prestige of Hakka language

1. Subsidizing the production and broadcast of diverse visual content: to advance the incorporation of Hakka language in commercial programming and highlight the value of national linguistic and cultural diversity, in 2021 as well as organizing the Liugdui 300 years series theme application project and subsidizing Era TV’s Aesthetic Era channel to produce special programming related to Liugdui 300, we also subsidized well-known and high-ratings shows like Formosa Television’s “Golden Years,” “Variety Get Together,” “All Star Quiz Show,” “Hello Doctor,” “Jungle Voice 3” and “Tonight Like War” to incorporate content related to Hakka language and culture.


Contestants sing songs in Hakka on “Jungle Voice 3” broadcast on EPI, December 3, 2021

2. Developing Hakka video content with Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) and industry assistance: We arranged with TAICCA to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to together inject resources to develop Hakka film and TV scripts R&D and production. Through the resources interface, the company Monomyth, a subsidiary of Greener Grass Productions, applied for the subsidy of NT$2 million for script development to draw up the screenplay based on the 1977 Zhongli Hakka democracy wave.

3. In 2021 we completed production of integrated marketing or TV and internet short films “Hakka Prestige Shorts – Grandma, You Can Speak Hakka with Me!” “Hakka Prestige Shorts – Speak Hakka, the Language of Our Ancestors,” “Come Visit the Liugdui Games!” “International Mother Language Day Progress Value,” “Hakka Children’s Play Rain Horse,” “2021 Hakka Tung Blossom Festival,” “Hakka Pay Tributes to Indigenous Peoples,” “Hakka E-Voucher 2.0,” “Hakka Nominated for Golden Bell/Golden Melody Awards,” “Liugdui Symphony Concert,” “Liugdui 300 Memorial Ceremony,” “Tongue Twister Social Experiment on Facebook Fan Pages,” “1228 Restore My Mother Tongue – Language Prestige Series,” “Hakka Prestige Shorts – Taiwanese Girls Are Not Surprised,” through diverse creativity raising public knowledge of and positivity towards Hakka culture and policies.

“Hakka Prestige Shorts – Grandma, You Can Speak Hakka With Me!” encourages elders to speak Hakka with their grandchildren

Paragraph Four: Expanding multicultural mainstreaming potential, strengthening Hakka media reproduction

The Hakka Affairs Council from 2020 combined issues of social progress and urban workplace life that are of concern to the younger generation to produce the “Hakka Prestige Shorts Series,” for the first time seeking to outline issues like gender mainstreaming and participation in civic movements in the hope of initiating a public conversation, raising the prestige of Hakka language. These won the 2021 Agency and Advertiser of the Year Awards’ Annual Outstanding Advertising Spirit of Innovation Award – Diversity and Inclusion silver award and Annual Policy Marketing Award bronze award. These two awards allowed the public to see the charm of the Hakka language. In 2021 we chose the issue of “Taiwanese women,” of concern to the youth generation, using different creative methods to the past, for Taiwanese females to tear down the labels leading to discrimination in cyberbullying. Its continuous promotion of gender equality, diversity discourse and eliminating stereotypes between ethnic groups found resonance with many members of the younger generation.
 
“Hakka Prestige Shorts” won two 2021 Agency and Advertiser of the Year awards “Hakka Prestige Shorts” won two 2021 Agency and Advertiser of the Year awards

“Hakka Prestige Shorts – Taiwanese Women Are Not Surprised”
“Hakka Prestige Shorts – Taiwanese Women Are Not Surprised” used the Hakka language initiative to tear down sexist labels

Paragraph Five: International marketing of Taiwan Hakka humanities, outlining the Hakka 369 profile

In the area of international publicity, for the first time the works of Japanese illustrator Hiroyuki Koike served as a guide, with the publication of a book and publicity to introduce Taiwan’s Hakka settlements to Japan , through the soft power of the illustrator’s brush and the beauty of Hakka districts’ mountains and forests passing on cultural energy across borders. At the same time, in response to the Asia Trails Conference to be held in Taiwan in 2022, we planned the production of international video programming with the theme of the “Raknus Selu Trail,” estimated to be shown in at least 20 countries in Northeast and Southeast Asia to boost international tourism marketing and spur economic prosperity for Hakka communities. Furthermore, “Hakka Renaissance 2: Liudui” also successively won a culture and history series gold award at the 2021 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival and was nominated for cinematography (non-drama program) at the 2021 TV Golden Bell Awards.
 
Press conference for Hiroyuki Koike’s book introducing Taiwan’s Hakka communities “Taiwan Hakka Sketchbook ”
Press conference for Hiroyuki Koike’s book introducing Taiwan’s Hakka communities “Taiwan Hakka Sketchbook ” at the Eslite Songyan Store in Taipei, March 7, 2021

Section 9: Liugdui 300 Years On the Way Again:  Reproducing Liugdui’s Historical Memories and Sense of Honor (for video information see 110-17)
Paragraph One: Cross-domain combining of traditional folk rituals and looking back at history, consolidating Liugdui identity

1. Promoting the Liugdui 300 Commemoration series of activities
Liugdui is a network of relations spanning ethnic groups and regions and group cultural memory built up over 300 years. The Hakka Affairs Council combined Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County and Liugdui’s 12 townships and districts in April for an expanded Liugdui Games competition, and in June held a Liugdui meeting flag-raising memorial ceremony, the online “2021 Liugdui 300 Years International Academic Seminar: Multi-Ethnic Co-Prosperity from the Perspective of History” and promoted a series of arts and music festival activities. The Liugdui 300 Commemoration series of activities was held from November 19-21, including welcoming the gods, offering flowers for the gods and sages, planting trees to bless descendants, commemorative ceremonies to donate plaques and present flags, with President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Su Tseng-chang presenting a flag (and plaque) to the Liugdui leader and deputy leader as well as the descendants of each Liugdui region’s representative, together bearing witness to the historical moment of Liugdui’s 300 years and consolidating the Liugdui identity. A total of over 10,000 people attended the three days of activities.
 
The 56th Liugdui Games took place at Meinong Junior High School, Kaohsiung City, April 10-11, 2021
The 56th Liugdui Games took place at Meinong Junior High School, Kaohsiung City, April 10-11, 2021.

Sixteen districts in Kaohsiung and Pingtung simultaneously held flag-raising ceremonies
Sixteen districts in Kaohsiung and Pingtung simultaneously held flag-raising ceremonies for the Liugdui 300 Commemoration

President Tsai Ing-wen attends the Liugdui 300 Commemoration
President Tsai Ing-wen attends the Liugdui 300 Commemoration at Liugdui Memorial Park in Pingtung County’s Neipu Township, November 20, 2021

For the Liugdui 300 Commemoration, representatives of each Liugdui township and district plant a tree
For the Liugdui 300 Commemoration, representatives of each Liugdui township and district plant a tree, November 20, 2021

2. Integrating marketing for “Liugdui People” Liugdui 300 cultural creative brands

The release of the Liugdui 300 publication “Liudui People” is based on Liugdui’s 300 years of history and culture, looking back on the past while also looking to the future. Issued on a bimonthly basis, the publication reports on Liugdui people, affairs, times, places and items, and information on activities related to Liugdui 300, highlighting the diverse look of Liugdui’s Hakka communities and extending the effects of the 300 years series of commemorative activities. Furthermore, through the Liugdui 300 project, the Council integrated the main event with the key visual design, brand management, marketing planning, and cultural and creative product design to build an overall Liugdui 300 brand image and consolidate Liugdui consciousness. ; like rolling out cultural creative products that combine Liugdui elements such as molded magnets, mugs, tote bags, jackets, caps, shoulder bags, floral pattern face mask covers and so on to be sold through physical and online outlets to raise Liugdui’s cultural visibility.
Editions of the Liugdui 300 publication “Liugdui People” from February to November 2021

Liugdui 300 creative merchandise
Liugdui 300 creative merchandise issued between April and December 2021

Paragraph Two: Promoting Liugdui themed exhibition activities, showing Taiwan’s multi-ethnic integration

1. Liugdui Harvest Festival – Come Be Our Guest
With “Come Be Our Guest” as the theme, we held a series of Liugdui Harvest Festival activities, including a thanksgiving rite, Hakka theme cultural experiences, visiting Hakka communities theme tours, environmental education camps, night running and celebration of the rice harvest, and rolled out limited edition harvested rice and camping meals so that people from these delicacies might experience the interaction between Liugdui ethnic groups, and from the activities get to know the distinctive traits of the Liugdui Hakka communities.
 
The “Come Be Our Guest” rice-harvesting activity at the Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park
The “Come Be Our Guest” rice-harvesting activity at the Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park’s Pastoral Scenic Area on November 7, 2021.

2. People in Liugdui Visual Art Exhibition
The works of Liugdui area photographers Lee Hsiu-yun and Liu An-ming combine images and cultural landscape, revealing the multilayered historical significance of images in a cultural space, and the vision of curators, photographers and artists created nine outdoor visual artworks, forming an area with local feeling and for artistic exchanges and dialogue. From September 17 these were displayed in each Liugdui area as a beautiful witness to 300 years of history and splendor. Lectures and conversations between curators and academic experts with the local public allowed participants to understand each work’s creative concept and the stories of old photos on display, and the connections between the exhibits and their local significance.
 
The People in Liugdui outdoor visual art exhibition at Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park
The People in Liugdui outdoor visual art exhibition at Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park’s Pastoral Scenic Area, September 17, 2021

3. hangˇgo: Liugdui Hakka Video and Old Photo Exhibition
With the concept of “hangˇgo” (“Going By”) at the center, this exhibition used precious video recordings to reveal ordinary lives in Liugdui, also giving a space for the photographs of Liugdui local and the work of video documentarians who have followed Liugdui Hakka communities for a long time to be seen. Seven themes were planned, including “Liugdui from the Air,” “Liugdui Hakka Folk Customs from January to December,” “Cradle to Cradle,” “The Beauty of Hakka Women,” “The Village,” “The Fields” and “Liugdui through Foreign Eyes.” The exhibition opened on August 27 to accompany the Liugdui 300 Commemoration and a touring exhibition was held in each Liugdui area, through the faithful lens of the photographer deeply evoking the life memories of ordinary people.
 
The opening of the hangˇgo: Liugdui Hakka Culture Video and Old Photo Exhibition
The opening of the hangˇgo: Liugdui Hakka Culture Video and Old Photo Exhibition at the Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park, August 27, 2021

The hangˇgo: Liudui Hakka Culture Video and Old Photo ExhibitionThe hangˇgo: Liudui Hakka Culture Video and Old Photo Exhibition touring exhibit at the township office in Gaoshu, Pingtung County, December 14, 2021

Section 10: Invest in the Taiwan Hakka Museum and Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park, Promote Hakka Cultural Inheritance (for video information see 110-10)
Paragraph One: Develop the museum’s research, operation and publishing, promote surveys of cultural resources, conserve the memories of the Hakka community

1. Completed the overseas Hakka exhibition pre-research planning and script, the preparation plan of the Exhibition of Hakka and Basketball in Miaoli, the survey research case of female memories and skills in Liugdui Hakka rituals and culinary life, gender equality in Hakka rituals documentary shoot, Liugdui Hakka communal paper hanging day survey research preliminary probe case.
 
An interview for a documentary on the issue of gender equality in Hakka rituals at the Fan Chiang Ancestral Hall
An interview for a documentary on the issue of gender equality in Hakka rituals at the Fan Chiang Ancestral Hall, October 8, 2021

2. Completed publication of 11 histories of 11 Hakka villages: “New Dongshi under Dawu Mountain: A New Hometown,” “Out of the Mountain Pit: How the People of Xihu’s Yamukeng Created a Soy Milk Legend,” “Under Yaopo Mountain: Local Hakka History of Miaoli’s Dahu,” “Theatre Troupe in Miaoli’s Shitan: The Rise of Hsiao Mei Yuan,” “Lunqian Glorious Legacy: Zhao’an Hakka’s One Village, One Custom,” “Shitouping in Hsinchu: Traces of the Yang Family,” “Tuniu Transformed: An Old Hakka Village and the 921 Earthquake in Taichung,” “Searching for Dawo: A Village Past and Present,” “Yangxiwo: The ‘Sheep Dung’ Village under Jinshi Mountain in Hsinchu,” “Yunti: From Academy to Birthplace of Doctors in Miaoli’s Xihu” and “Time in Miaoli’s Nanshi: Past, Present, Future.”
 

The release of 11 histories of Hakka villages including “New Dongshi under Dawu Mountain: A New Hometown,” at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, December 4, 2021

A workshop to mark the release of the 11 histories of Hakka villages at the Taiwan Hakka Museum
A workshop to mark the release of the 11 histories of Hakka villages at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, December 4, 2021

3. Issued the inaugural edition of “Ke Guan,” the first Hakka research and museum practice periodical; completed translations of “Kinship and Community in Two Chinese Villages: Translation and Revisits,” “SiinˇMungˇ: Repositioning the Hakka in Contemporary Taiwan,” “The Hakka: History, Culture, Impressions,” “The Hakka: Foreigners Within China” and “One Crowded Moment of Glory: The Kinabalu Guerrillas and the 1943 Jesselton Uprising”;  completed the exhibition and seminar albums “Dawu Mountain Races: Liugdui Games Exhibition Catalog,” “2019-2020 Exhibition Album” and “A Hundred Years Round Trip: Visits to Hakka Regions by Japanese Scholars”; completed the book set “Only Persevere: Tseng Gui-hai’s Literary and Social Movement and the Path of the Doctor” and “Hakka Memory of the Zhonggang River”; and the humanities and history books “A Collection of Hakka Artist Chiou Jong-jiun’s Art and Research of Woodcut Printing and Painting,” “Modern Hakka: Photography Records of Jiang Zhen-xiang’s Family,” “The Hakka Civil Defenders of Southern Taiwan” and “Liugdui Loyalty Documents.”
 

The Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center issued the inaugural edition of the periodical “Ke Guan,” November 5, 2021

A symposium on the release of the book “Only Persevere” by poet and doctor Tseng Gui-hai
A symposium on the release of the book “Only Persevere” by poet and doctor Tseng Gui-hai at the Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park, December 19, 2021

4. Completed the Hakka illustrated books “How Have You Been, Anna?” “Grandpa’s Lucky Stone: The Japanese Invasion in Jiadong” and the monograph “Get to Know Your Mother Tongue: Basel Mission Missionaries’ Encounters with Hakka.” Completed 2021 interactive video of local literature and history textbooks, combined existing historical documents with the results of local historical work, carried out field visits to survey, record and photograph, and produced travel maps and practical travel materials.
 
December 2021 saw the rollout of local history interactive teaching materials in Liugdui Hakka park areas
December 2021 saw the rollout of local history interactive teaching materials in Liugdui Hakka park areas
December 2021 saw the rollout of local history interactive teaching materials in Liugdui Hakka park areas (scan QR code to enter web browsing)

Paragraph Two: Continue seeking out important cultural relics, consolidate physical and digital collection resources

1. Actively sought out important Hakka cultural relics, consolidated Hakka physical and digital collection resources, established Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center’s physical collection work system including collection rights management and key points of warehouse management. In 2021 399 items were collected. The total number of items entered into collection has reached 14,742; more than 800 items were collected in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture in handling the digital collection of Hakka cultural relics in the collection system. The Center completed the application for the official registration of the collection  Lai Hsiung-fei sword as "General Antiquities" by the Pingtung County Government to confirm the identity and value of its legal cultural assets.

The Lai Hsiung-fei Sword in the collection of the Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center was officially designated a General Antiquity by the Pingtung County government, December 29, 2021

Results of organizing and storage at the Taiwan Hakka Museum collection warehouse
Results of organizing and storage at the Taiwan Hakka Museum collection warehouse – large item area

2. Completed digital collection work for the “Hakka Village Elders Oral History and Video Recording Conservation Project,” “Liugdui Hsiao Family History Survey Project,” “Miaoli Battle of Mount Jianbi Survey Research Project” and “1895 Japanese Invasion of Taiwan – Miaoli County Battle Survey Research Project” as well as “2019 Hakka Photo Gallery Survey and Digital Collection of Photographers’ Works Project – Phase 3” and “Liugdui Cultural Education and Imperial Scholars” survey projects. In 2021 we added an overall total of more than 500 metadata items, and digitalized over 1,600 pictures and 20 video recordings. As of the end of 2021 we have accumulated 64,300 items of metadata material and digitalized over 260,000 pictures. In 2021 we provided over 1,000 digital images to accompany exhibition and research needs, continued to enlarge the digital collection of Hakka cultural assets; completed the “Hakka Collection Interpretation Materials (Metadata) Field Description Rules Research Project,” continued census work on cultural resources in 12 Hakka settlements including Hsinchu’s Hengshan and Hukou townships, as well as survey projects related to the 1895 Japanese Invasion battles of Changhsing and Baguashan, raising the quality of the Hakka cultural assets collection, strengthening the collection’s added-value applications and holding old photo restoration workshop activities.
 
Minister Yiong Con-ziin takes part in a historical survey activity
Hakka Affairs Council Minister Yiong Con-ziin takes part in a historical survey activity at the site of the 1895 Japanese Invasion Battle of Yingtoudong and Wu Family Ancestral Hall at Yingtoudong, Miaoli County, March 29, 2021

3. Held the “See Hakka Collection – Hakka Treasures” exhibition of items donated in 2020 together with appreciation ceremony activities, combining themes of Hakka historical memory to accompany results of physical collection. The one-month exhibition attracted 3,700 visitors. Loans of cultural relics were made to accompany more than 10 special exhibitions, including the “Dawu Mountain Races – Liugdui Games Exhibition,” “You May Not Know About Hakka: Hakka Encounters with Christianity Exhibition,” an exhibition on Zhan Bing’s literary items held by Zhuolan Township Office, “Hakka in the South Seas – About the Hakka Community in Singapore” and “Hakka X Taiwan Indigenes: Dialogue of Indigenous and Hakka Clothing Patterns.” Over 460 items were loaned out, representing 2.97% of 2021’s collection.
 
An event to mark the “Hakka Treasures: 2020 Donated Artifacts Exhibition and Appreciation Ceremony Activities”
An event to mark the “Hakka Treasures: 2020 Donated Artifacts Exhibition and Appreciation Ceremony Activities” and the publication of “Modern Hakka: Photography Records of Jiang Zhen-xiang’s Family” at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, December 4, 2021

The “Hakka Treasures – 2020 Donated Artifacts Exhibition”
The “Hakka Treasures – 2020 Donated Artifacts Exhibition” at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, December 4, 2021

Artifacts of Zhan Bing on loan from the Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center
Artifacts of Zhan Bing on loan from the Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center on show at the “Zhan Bing Literary Museum” exhibition at Zhuolan Township Hall, April 1, 2021

Paragraph Three: Promoting special exhibitions on diverse topics, creating activities with local character

1. Showing the beauty of multiethnic coexistence and co-prosperity, writing history together through dialogue

Held the “Hakka X Taiwan Indigenes: Dialogue of Indigenous and Hakka Clothing Patterns” exhibition, with the clothing patterns of Taiwanese Hakka and Indigenous people groups as the main concept, divided into the three areas of “Indigenous and Hakka Weaving,” “Secret Language of Patterns” and “Non-Stop Novelty” to explain how Indigenous and Hakka ethnic groups in their long interaction left behind traces of appreciation and learning from each other. The exhibits included precious Indigenous and Hakka traditional clothing, reproductions of Hakka embroidery methods and classic old photographs to offer a glimpse at the variety of look and beauty of the clothing of Indigenous and Hakka cultures. Our hope was to give Hakka and Indigenous groups an opportunity to know each other better through the exhibition and establish deep ethnic ties, and in cooperation with academics, through dialogue and learning to build a multicultural Taiwan. We also held the “Dawu Mountain Races: Liugdui Games Exhibition,” showing the origins of the Liugdui Games and the importance of emphasizing and passing on traditional culture.
 
The “Hakka X Taiwan Indigenes: The Dialogue of Indigenous and Hakka Clothing Patterns” exhibition
The “Hakka X Taiwan Indigenes: The Dialogue of Indigenous and Hakka Clothing Patterns” exhibition at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, August 14, 2021

Members of the Lihang Studio explain Atayal dyeing and weaving processes as part of the “Hakka X Taiwan Indigenes: The Dialogue of Indigenous and Hakka Clothing Patterns” exhibition
Members of the Lihang Studio explain Atayal dyeing and weaving processes as part of the “Hakka X Taiwan Indigenes: The Dialogue of Indigenous and Hakka Clothing Patterns” exhibition at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, August 14, 2021

The opening of the Liugdui Games Exhibition
The opening of the Liugdui Games Exhibition
The opening of the Liugdui Games Exhibition at the Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park, April 1, 2021

2. Through integration across disciplines, combining research results, showing the lives of overseas Hakka

Applied the results of the Center’s Southeast Asia survey research to hold the “Hakka in Southeast Asia – About the Hakka Community in Singapore Exhibition” telling of the lives of Hakka migrants in Singapore, guild hall organization, faith, industry, and history and appearance of assimilation with local culture, showing the unique Hakka culture developed by Hakka migrants over time.

Worked with Academia Sinica’s Institute of Ethnology to exhibit research on “Hakka, Basel Mission and Taiping Heavenly Kingdom,” promoted the “Hakka Encounters with Christianity Exhibition” and created a mock-up of a corner of the modern Basel Mission Library, showing how Western missionaries in the 19th century in order to spread their faith produced a Hakka-English dictionary and recorded the lives of contemporary Hakka people, with the common goal of conserving language, showing the Hakka here in Taiwan and actively promoting the traces of Hakka language inheritance.
 
The opening of the “Hakka in Southeast Asia: About the Hakka Community in Singapore” exhibition
The Opening of the “Hakka in Southeast Asia: About the Hakka Community in Singapore” exhibition at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, March 31, 2021.

The opening of the “Hakka in Southeast Asia: About the Hakka Community in Singapore” and “Hakka Encounters with Christianity” exhibitions
The opening of the “Hakka in Southeast Asia: About the Hakka Community in Singapore” and “Hakka Encounters with Christianity” exhibitions at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, March 31, 2021.

Paragraph Four: Linking up ecological resources surrounding the Park, integration across disciplines and brand building, investing in local cultural heritage

1. Breaking through constraints of space, promoting diverse educational learning

(1) In response to pandemic prevention measures, in the first half of the year we used an innovative online summer camp model, combining the museum’s exhibits and interaction with campers, using the Center’s digital learning resources, 720 VR virtual reality tour and story books to break through the limitations of space and distance, altogether attracting 200 elementary and middle school students from 18 cities and counties around the country to take part.

(2) In the second half of the year we followed up by rolling out an online fall camp and Hakka Experience Camp activities, strengthening the interaction between exhibitions and students, attracting 200 students to take part. We also held the Hakka Experience Camp, combining with the museum’s environmental education promotional classes. Altogether some 200 people from families in Miaoli County and surrounding cities and counties took part, helping students learn about Hakka culture through a variety of ways.
 
The Taiwan Hakka Museum organized the online Hakka Experience Camp
The Taiwan Hakka Museum organized the online Hakka Experience Camp
The Taiwan Hakka Museum organized the online Hakka Experience Camp in August and October of 2021

Pottery and tea workshops were held at the Hakka Experience Camp
Pottery and tea workshops were held at the Hakka Experience Camp at the Taiwan Hakka Museum, December 4-5, 2021

2. Strengthening promotion of cultural and environmental education, raising volunteer mobilization, helping Hakka culture take root

(1) The Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park is an eco-museum with both the cultural and the natural landscapes of the Liugdui area. We actively join together with local authorities on promoting environmental education, through hands-on traditional culture experiences such as chuo tian (weeding), transplanting rice seedlings, visiting smokehouses (for tobacco) and rice milling plants, combining various Hakka cultural experience educational activities to market Hakka. In 2021 added four sets of environmental education courses, enriching our course offerings. In addition, we brought together local societies to promote Liugdui tours, telling the stories of their own hometowns, with local experts leading the way to offer the public a deeper experience of Hakka village tours.
 
Members of the public experience traditional rice transplanting culture at Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park
Members of the public experience traditional rice transplanting culture at Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park’s “Agriculture School” activity on March 6, 2021

(2) Upgraded the Taiwan Hakka Museum into an excellent site for environmental education. In 2021, affected by the pandemic situation, we actively promoted training of our volunteer partners with optimized lesson plans and teaching aids. In 2021, we offered coursed certified by the Environmental Protection Administration and optimized the teaching aids. We trained environmental education volunteers, held personnel skills-building courses, actively promoted digital learning in environmental education courses, issued environmental education videos with online certification. When not affected by pandemic situation, we continued to promote environmental education.
 
Taiwan Hakka Museum rolled out an online environmental education class
Taiwan Hakka Museum rolled out an online environmental education class, July 28, 2021

(3) Boosting the energies of volunteers, expanding voluntary service participation. In 2021 we held a total of 29 training courses and exchange activities for volunteer teams to raise service ability. Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park in 2021 held nine rounds of volunteer recruitment and training, adding 21 new volunteers. In 2021 personnel numbers reached 358, an injection of new vitality for the Center. Furthermore, seven of the Center’s volunteers were honored with voluntary service awards by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, fully bringing to bear the potential and value of voluntary service personnel resources, helping the teams achieve development and personal growth goals.

3. Effectively integrating resources, investing in local culture
(1) Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park through its Hakka “agriculture school,” camping and ecological observation and experience activities and environmental education courses works together with schools and agencies in the surrounding area and southern Taiwan (like Ronghua Elementary School, Meiho University, Zuoying Junior High School, Longhua Junior High School, Chung Shan Industrial and Commercial School, Water Resources Agency Southern Region Water Resources Office and others, 11 in total), expanding the benefits of passing on Hakka culture and achieving the goal of connecting locally.
 
An Agriculture School activity at Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park
An Agriculture School activity at Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park, March 6, 2021

(2) Undertook cooperation combining the resources of each member of the Pingtung Cultural Ecological Leisure Alliance. We worked with the Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Indigenous Peoples Cultural Development Center to organize the 2021 Island Culture Festival, with the Pingtung County government on three domestic travel shows, and with the Pingtung County government and local cultural establishments (fine art museums, playhouses) on local travel experience activities, with Liugdui’s 12 township offices and residents to hold the Liugdui super marathon relay race and with the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium on popular science fairs – altogether some 33 local connection activities. Furthermore, the Miaoli Cultural Leisure Alliance in 2021 added CPC Corporation’s Exploration and Business Division to its members, altogether eight members working across different fields and departments to link up cultural and environmental education resources to advance travels featuring local ecological culture together.
 
An industrial safety and environmental health walk organized with the Hsinchu Science Park Administration
An industrial safety and environmental health walk organized with the Hsinchu Science Park Administration, November 6, 2021

The Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center and CPC Corporation’s Exploration and Business Division joined the Miaoli Cultural Leisure Alliance
The Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center and CPC Corporation’s Exploration and Business Division joined the Miaoli Cultural Leisure Alliance, February 4, 2021

Paragraph Five: Promoting cooperation with domestic and overseas museums, deepening promotion and exchanges

1. Promoting academic exchanges and cooperation, we signed a five-year cooperation and exchange agreement with the National Archives Administration under the National Development Council and National United University. In partnership with National Taiwan Normal University, we held the “2021 Taiwan Precious Music Recordings Online Exhibition – Beautiful Sound Made by Fellow Hakka.” We also cooperated with National Taiwan Library to transform book resources for people with disabilities, such as dual-format Braille books, audiobooks and Taiwan sign language e-books, into a promotional project.
 
The Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center and National United University sign a five-year cooperation and exchange agreement
The Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center and National United University sign a five-year cooperation and exchange agreement, witnessed by Hakka Affairs Council Minister Yiong Con-ziin and Presidential Office advisor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, November 22, 2021

The “2021 Taiwan Precious Music Recordings Online Exhibition
The “2021 Taiwan Precious Music Recordings Online Exhibition – Beautiful Sound Made by Fellow Hakka” was held in collaboration with National Taiwan Normal University, October 27, 2021

2. Promoting cooperation between museums, expanding the visibility of museums. The Center’s Taiwan Hakka Museum together with National Taiwan Museum, the National Museum of Taiwan History, Postal Museum and Taiwan Oil Field Exhibition Hall arranged ticket stub discounts and joined the ranks of the Taiwan Museum Pass, offering discount ticket prices for the theatres in Taiwan Hakka Museum and Liugdui Hakka Cultural Park.
 

In 2021, Taiwan Hakka Museum came together with the National Museum of Taiwan History, National Taiwan Museum and Postal Museum for a joint ticket promotion, offering discount prices for the 3D Hakka Theatre

Hakka Affairs Council 2021 Administrative Report Film List
1. Bagong Care Station: Fun For All Ages Activity
2. National Central University International Conference on Policies of the Hakka Language and Minority Languages
3. Rewriting the Hakka Reclamation History Seminar
4. 8/25/2021 Awards Ceremony 2021 for the “I Speak Hakka” Movement to Honor Schools with Outstanding Performance in Promoting Hakka Language Teaching: Kindergarten Section
5. 8/25/2021 Awards Ceremony 2021 for the “I Speak Hakka” Movement to Honor Schools with Outstanding Performance in Promoting Hakka Language Teaching: Elementary School Section
6. 8/25/2021 Awards Ceremony 2021 for the “I Speak Hakka” Movement to Honor Persons with Outstanding Performance in Promoting Hakka Language Teaching: Principals
7. 8/25/2021 Awards Ceremony for the “I Speak Hakka” Movement to Honor Persons with Outstanding Performance in Promoting Hakka Language Teaching: Teaching Staff (1)
8. 8/25/2021 Awards Ceremony for the “I Speak Hakka” Movement to Honor Persons with Outstanding Performance in Promoting Hakka Language Teaching: Teaching Staff (2)
9. Promo video about Hakka language certification for preschoolers in 2022-2023
10. Hakka Vouchers 2.0 Launch Ceremony
11. Hakka Vouchers 2.0 – Where to Use Them
12. Hakka Day Trips: Raknus Selu Trail (RSA08) in 360°
13. Speaking Hakka with Grandkids
14. Hakka Prestige Shorts – Speak Hakka, the Language of Our Ancestors
15. Taiwanese Women Aren’t Surprised?
16. Hakka Pay Tributes to Indigenous People 2021
17. Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center 2021 Administrative Performance Report Results