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Hakka special exhibition featuring old photos of the Liudui region takes place until 2022

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  • Publication Date:2021/10/15
  • Last updated:2021/12/21
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Hakka special exhibition featuring old photos of the Liudui region takes place until 2022 展示圖 Hakka Special Exhibition Featuring Old Photos Of The Liudui

Organized by the Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center (THCDC), the special exhibition titled “Hangˇ Go (行過),” literally meaning “having walked past” in the Hakka language, is taking place at Liudui Hakka Cultural Park in Pingtung County from Aug. 27, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022. 

Featuring old photographs of the Liudui region in southern Taiwan, the exhibition displays precious visual images to highlight the lives of ordinary people in Liudui Hakka settlements.

Through the lens of photographers, the exhibition is expected to evoke local residents’ nostalgic memories, allow people to learn more about the special characteristics of the Liudui Hakka villages, and develop cultural awareness of the particular locality. Precious image records are presented, and their contents include the cultural landscape, such as Hakka traditional festive activities and rituals, as well as rural scenery like the field of tobacco leaves and irrigation canals.

The exhibition collects old photos from photographers, film makers, cultural workers, and community groups, including Li Xiu-yun (李秀雲), Liu An-ming (劉安明), Chiu Tsai-yen (邱才彥), Tseng Hsien-lang (曾先郎), Peng Chi-yuan (彭啟原), Chi Po-lin (齊柏林), Liu Sen-sung (劉森松), Wen Hsing-tsun (溫興春), You Yung-fu (游永福), Huang Shan-kao (黃山高), Chang Ur-wein (張二文), as well as Moonlight Mountain magazine (月光山雜誌社) and Meinung People's Association (美濃愛鄉協進會).

Manuscripts, publications, and pictures of the Liudui field investigation works conducted by foreign scholars, including Myron L. Cohen, Yoshio Watanabe (渡邊欣雄), and Burton Pasternak are exhibited as well.

The stills and script of the film “My Native Land (原鄉人)” in 1980 directed by Li Hsing (李行), the godfather of Taiwan cinema who just passed away in August, are also on display. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Liudui-born Hakka novelist Chung Li-he (鍾理和).