A photography exhibition featuring Taiwan’s Hakka landscapes will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on May 22 through June 3, marking the first time for Hakka cultural relics to be showcased in Israel.
Co-organized by the Hakka Affairs Council, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Israel, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the exhibition will showcase 50 photographs by nine notable Hakka photographers including Deng Nan-guang (鄧南光), Chih De-yun (邱德雲), Wu Jin-rong (吳金榮), and Hsieh Chi-jiong (謝其煚) to present landscapes along the Taiwan Romantic Route 3, a route that features Hakka cultural tourism destinations in western Taiwan.
Minister Lee presents a Hakka photographic work titled "Grandma the Buffalo Keeper (掌牛阿婆)" to Representative Asher Yarden of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei.
Hakka Affairs Council Minister Lee Yung-de (李永得) hoped the exhibition will promote Hakka culture overseas and encourages more cultural exchanges between Taiwan’s Hakka group and Israel in the future.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will also hold two seminars on Asian studies to explore Taiwanese Hakka culture and life aesthetic through the featured photographs on May 23 and 24.
In addition, the Council has invited Professors Chang Wei-an (張維安) and Pan Mei-lin (潘美玲) of the National Chiao-Tung University to host special lectures to help Israelis understand Hakka culture during the course of the exhibition.
The exhibition is prompted by Professor Nissim Otmazgin of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who was amazed by the exhibition that was held previously in New Taipei City last year.
Deng Nan-guang (鄧南光)
Chih De-yun (邱德雲)
Wu Jin-rong (吳金榮)
Hsieh Chi-jiong (謝其煚)
Lee Cheng-ji (李湞吉)
Yeh Tsai (葉裁)
Chen Yun-jin (陳雲錦)
Liang Kuo-long (梁國龍)
Lee Zeng-chang (李增昌)
“Hakka Journey – Taiwan Romantic Route 3 as a Formosa Landscape”
Date: May 22 – June 3, 2018
Venue: Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Address: The Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus Jerusalem 9190501 Israel
Website: “Hakka Journey – Taiwan Romantic Route 3 as a Formosa Landscape”