The 36th National Cultural Award

Liu Kuo-sung

Taiwan’s National Cultural Award ceremony was held at the Executive Yuan on April 27, 2017. Liu Kuo-sung, artist Cheng Shan-hsi and director Tsai Ming-liang were recipients for this year. Premier Lin Chuan and the Minister Cheng of the Ministry of Culture personally addressed the event and commended Liu Kuo-sung for his contributions to the modernization of Chinese ink painting. Liu Kuo-sung, however, was a bit under the weather and his daughter Liu Lin-hui accepted the honor and expressed thanks on his behalf.

– The Liu Kuo-sung Archives

Premier Lin Chuan and Liu Kuo-sung’s daughter, Liu Lin-hui. Photo: Timothy Chang

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