By: Christie Chen
Taipei, July 9 (CNA) Taiwanese carpentry master Liao Chih-te (廖枝德) died on Wednesday 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]