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2019
01/10
Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia
  Collaborated with Japan Society, Taipei Cultural Center in New York is proud to co-present Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia during the NYC conference of Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) in January of 2019. Kuan-Hsiang Liu’s Studio is invited to perform the Winner of 15th Taishin Performing Arts Award (2017), KIDS, in Japan Society at 7:30pm from January 4 to 5. In addition, Pollen Revolution by Mitsutake Kasai, from Japan, and Silver Knife by Goblin Party, from Korea, are presented.
2018
12/14
A Solo Exhibition by Chia-Wei Hsu
  The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York is pleased to announce that Taiwanese artist Chia-Wei Hsu’s solo exhibition titled Chia-Wei Hsu: Black and White—Malayan Tapir at The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) will run through January 25, 2019. The video installation-cum-documentary cuts across time and geography to tell the story of the Malayan tapir and its historical relationship with colonial powers and zoos in Southeast Asia. According to Hsu, his intention is “to use an encyclopedic narrative style to deal with issues of equality between people and non-humans, man and nature, and to explore changes in the way modern people view images.” Venue: 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Open Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–6pm, and by appointment
2018
11/29
Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe in Pennsylvania
  Nov. 15, 2018, In the DeNaples Center, University of Scranton, Taipei Cultural Center and Asian Studies Program are co-presented Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe of Taiwan. The audiences experienced Taiwanese shadow puppetry in Manhattan, New York: The Sandbag Trilogy (a comedic series of entanglements with a seemingly mischievous sandbag) The Mountain of Flames (an excerpt from the classic 16th Century Chinese novel Journey to the West) and Momotaro (a traditional Japanese folktale). Guests were then invited backstage to get a hands-on experience with the beautifully handcrafted puppets.
2018
11/08
Taiwanese Film ‘DEAR EX’ Set to Open Reel Asian
 The multi-award-winning melodrama DEAR EX, co-directed by acclaimed TV script writer Mag Hsu and emerging director Hsu Chih-yen, will kick off the 22th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, which runs from Nov 8 to Nov 16, 2018. It will be the first time Reel Asian opens the festival with a Taiwanese feature film. Co-director Mag Hsu and the lead actor Roy Chiu will be coming to Toronto for the opening night red carpet and the Canadian Premiere of this film. This year’s Taiwanese feature presentations also include Chuang Ching-sen’s gripping thriller HIGH FLASH, featuring the mysterious death of a fisherman Ah-Hai, who is found dead of self-immolation during a protest, puzzles the truth-seeking public prosecutor; Chiang Chung-chieh’s short SHIBA SAN AND MEOW CHAN, chronicles an journey leading the older Shiba san and the young Meow Chan to confront their emptiness inside as they both have something on their minds. The Taiwanese feature presentations are presented in collaboration with the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, with support from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto. For the full lineup and schedule, please visit reelasian.com. About Reel Asian The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian), presented by National Bank, is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. As Canada’s largest pan-Asian film festival, Reel Asian provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.