New book launched to foster Taiwanese, Malaysian understanding

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/05
By: Kuay Chau-churh and Emerson Lim

Taiwan Representative to Malaysia Anne Hung (洪慧珠, right) and other dignitaries attended the launching of the book “Anthology of Short Stories: Malaysia-Taiwan vol. 2” Friday in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Kuay Chau-churh / CNA

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) A book titled “Anthology of Short Stories: Malaysia-Taiwan Vol. 2” was launched Friday in Kuala Lumpur, signifying a new milestone for cultural exchanges between Taiwan and Malaysia.

The book is a collection of eight short stories from both sides, including “The Boat Sacrifice” by Dong Nian (東年), “Fish” by Huang Chun-ming (黃春明), “The Flying Fish Festival” by Syaman Rapongan (夏曼.藍波安) and “The Daughter Well” by Chen Shu-yao (陳淑瑤).

The project was completed under the supervision of Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture and co-published by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, the Malaysia Institute of Language and Literature (DBP), and the Han Culture Centre Malaysia (HAN).

Launched amid the designation of Kuala Lumpur as World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the book is also the first non-textbook Chinese publication published by the DBP over the past 62 years since it was founded.    [FULL  STORY]

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