Keep Traditional Classical Culture Alive
Uplift our Spiritual Life
The TSMC Culture and Education Foundation improves the local communities with arts and cultural events. Every year we sponsor international arts and culture exhibitions and performances, support local outstanding groups and artists, hold master talks, produce a radio program on Chinese classical philosophical works, and publish audio books. Since 2004, our annual TSMC Hsinchu Arts Festival brings to the local community feasts of beauty with excellent arts and culture exhibitions and performances such as theater, concerts, children’s plays and literature.
The 15th Anniversary of TSMC Hsinchu Arts Festival
In 2004 the TSMC Hsinchu Arts Festival has the good fortune to produce selected parts from professor Hsien-Yung Pei’s classic Kunqu (Kun Opera) Peony Pavilion-Young Lovers' Edition in Hsinchu. In its 15th anniversary of the Arts Festival in 2017, the Foundation teamed up with the National Taichung Theater to produce the complete Peony Pavilion-Young Lovers' Edition so that our mutual relationship with professor Pei can be continued and presented as a gift to the audience.
As a student I’ve learnt a lot. I’ve come to love writing and am now more willing to look at the world from a different perspective.
It’s a very cheerful event, which fits for the kids and the adults alike. We hope that it will continue.
TSMC Lectures: History of Western Civilization, the Final Chapter of the Trilogy
The TSMC Culture and Education Foundation has invited specialists in all fields to give various humanities talks in local communities. The topics of the talks encompass eastern and western music, history and philosophy. The "Western Civilisation Lectures", which started from 2004, invites retired Emeritus Professor Thomas H. C. Lee from National Tsing Hua University to give lectures on the history of the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age and the historical origins of freedom, democracy and science. These talks are held in the spirits of the 18th century French salons where the local people can exchange thoughts at cafés.
After the lecture series of "Renaissance" and "Reformation", the Lecture invited Professor Lee back to talk about the final chapter in the Trilogy of the Western Civilization: "Enlightenment". These talks first reviewed Renaissance’s impact on the historical background of Europe’s religion, culture and thoughts, and then discussed the impact and achievements of the following Enlightenment; in the talks the audience were led to reflect on the significance of these historical periods. The 6-talk series has attracted 630 people to attend and the audience’s questionnaires and feedbacks will serve as reference for future lectures and thereby bring more quality feasts of knowledge to the local communities.