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Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

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Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby Mucha Man » 27 Aug 2015, 19:06

For the past two years I have been working with a small team on various projects related to Taiwan's temple arts and religious culture. To promote more awareness, and share our work, we have started a robust social media platform which will include pics, video, mini-essays and audio stories on Facebook, Instagram, Twitters, Vine, and so on.

We've just launched on Facebook with a short video we did last year on Leo Tsai, one of Taiwan's top painting conservators. Leo is the guy who just restored the painting damaged this week by that tripping kid. The video shows Leo's work restoring door god paintings and gives you an idea of what we are attempting to do: make heritage protection and cultural awareness look fresh and relevant to modern life.

We haven't posted on Youtube yet so I can't link (I will) but I would appreciate it greatly if people would go to Facebook and Like the page and video and also share it.

Thanks everyone.

https://www.facebook.com/taiwantemples
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

https://www.facebook.com/taiwantemples
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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby hannes » 27 Aug 2015, 19:44

Mucha Man wrote:For the past two years I have been working with a small team on various projects related to Taiwan's temple arts and religious culture. To promote more awareness, and share our work, we have started a robust social media platform which will include pics, video, mini-essays and audio stories on Facebook, Instagram, Twitters, Vine, and so on.

We've just launched on Facebook with a short video we did last year on Leo Tsai, one of Taiwan's top painting conservators. Leo is the guy who just restored the painting damaged this week by that tripping kid. The video shows Leo's work restoring door god paintings and gives you an idea of what we are attempting to do: make heritage protection and cultural awareness look fresh and relevant to modern life.

We haven't posted on Youtube yet so I can't link (I will) but I would appreciate it greatly if people would go to Facebook and Like the page and video and also share it.

Thanks everyone.

https://www.facebook.com/taiwantemples


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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby Chris » 27 Aug 2015, 19:47

Cool that it was Leo himself who restored the painting the kid poked a hole in!
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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby Mucha Man » 27 Aug 2015, 19:56

Chris wrote:Cool that it was Leo himself who restored the painting the kid poked a hole in!


Yeah, that's basically why we decided to release that video now. It seemed like the right time and we would be catching a bit of the wave around that event.

And thanks, hannes.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

https://www.facebook.com/taiwantemples
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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby BlownWideOpen » 27 Aug 2015, 20:09

Excellent! I've been searching for years for an answer as to why the Gods like cheap vending machine soda, toxic snacks and cheap, corny lighting and LED displays. Can't wait to see what it's all about! Thanks for doing this
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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby Mucha Man » 27 Aug 2015, 21:44

BlownWideOpen wrote:Excellent! I've been searching for years for an answer as to why the Gods like cheap vending machine soda, toxic snacks and cheap, corny lighting and LED displays. Can't wait to see what it's all about! Thanks for doing this


:) We will try to answer all your questions in the future.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

https://www.facebook.com/taiwantemples
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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby Rocket » 27 Aug 2015, 21:57

BlownWideOpen wrote:Excellent! I've been searching for years for an answer as to why the Gods like cheap vending machine soda, toxic snacks and cheap, corny lighting and LED displays. Can't wait to see what it's all about! Thanks for doing this


Nice disrespect. :thumbsup:
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'Cept ME.

Lesson number one: Assume everybody wants to hit you.

Hey! Hey! Start shooting!!
At what?
The NAZIS, dumbfuck!!!
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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby BlownWideOpen » 27 Aug 2015, 22:05

Well, I do find poopy pants and poopy shoes and raccoon dookie quite amazing, nay joyful and exhilarating one could say, but right now I genuinely want to get to the bottom of the ridiculously cheesy, blatantly commercial, pseudo superstitious Taiwan temple thingy, and am truly fascinated by it.
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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby afterspivak » 27 Aug 2015, 22:37

BWO: If you want to open your mind, check out the most recent edition of Lonely Planet Taiwan for an excellent primer.

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Re: Taiwan Temples: my new cultural project

Postby hansioux » 28 Aug 2015, 09:57

I might add there's no better platform for this kind of sharing than google plus. The reason is you can find stuff you posted on google plus. With facebook, you'd be hard pressed to find something you've posted 2 years ago. For this types of articles, I am guessing it's better that people can find a post they are interested in, without scrolling through hundreds of posts before finding it.

On Taiwan's temples, since WW2, they've gotten increasingly uglier. However, what makes Taiwan temples interesting is who they worship and why.
Don't confuse me with your reasonableness.
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