‘Living national treasure’ Liao Chih-te dies at age 86

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/09
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, July 9 (CNA) Taiwanese carpentry master Liao Chih-te (廖枝德) died on 201507090035t0001Wednesday in southern Taiwan at the age of 86 after a period of illness, the Tainan City Cultural Affairs Bureau said Thursday.

Liao, a skilled carpenter of traditional Taiwanese architecture, died of cardiopulmonary failure caused by lung infection, the Tainan Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage said in a statement.

Liao had just been named a “living national treasure,” or a national-level preserver of timber framing (or “big woodworking”) techniques in November last year.     [FULL  STORY]

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