Date: January 5, 2016
Recipients of the 35th Executive Yuan National Cultural Award were unveiled
Jan. 4 by the Ministry of Culture, recognizing lifelong contributions to enriching the local artistic and creative landscape.
Novelist Chung Chao-cheng, movie director Li Hsing, and historical architecture preserver and academic Li Chien-lang will each receive a certificate, medallion and cash prize of NT$1 million (US$33,236) at a presentation ceremony March 24 in Taipei City.
MOC Minister Hung Meng-chi said the three winners left indelible marks on the nation’s cultural tapestry and are worthy additions to the list. “Their work and influence reach far and wide, inspiring more young talents to take up the torch.”
Chung, 91, a Hakka educated during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945), only started learning Chinese after World War II. He devoted himself to promoting writing with local identity and is acclaimed as trailblazer of Taiwan literature. [FULL STORY]