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Hakka Literature Award Winners Announced

Newspaper article China Post

Hakka Literature Award Winners Announced

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Minister Lee Yung-te ([...]) of Hakka Affairs Council attended the 2016 Hakka Literature award ceremony to give out the award to 30 outstanding recipients on March 4.

The literature award, now in its seventh year, was founded to celebrate Hakka-culture inspired literature. The theme for this year's competition was simply "Hakka."

During his opening speech, Lee emphasized the integral part that Hakka literature played in Taiwan literature. He said he hoped that the competition could transcend tribal lines and allow Hakka descendants and non-Hakka people to submit their pieces in the future.

The 2016 Hakka Literature Competition was open for submissions from Aug. 23 to Oct. 31 from last year, during which time 605 people submitted their literary pieces for consideration for the award. …

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