Best Repertoire of Chinese Culture
Taiwan'scultural diversity has never undermined its longstanding role astorch-bearer of orthodox Chinese culture. The dominant culture inTaiwan is Chinese. Immigrants from mainland China since the 16thcentury, especially those who arrived in 1949, after the Chinese civilwar, brought Confucianism and Chinese culture to Taiwan. So Taiwansucceeds the complete word system and the whole repertoire of Chineseideology without any cultural damages. Many international visitors whoyearn for a better understanding of Chinese culture deem Taiwan astheir foremost choice.
As a legitimate heir of authenticChinese culture, Taiwan government is committed to the preservation andthe promotion of the treasure of Chinese culture. The Nantional PalaceMuseum has an outstanding collection of more than 696,000 pieces ofancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, one of the largest inthe world. The collection encompasses over 10,000 years of Chinesehistory from the Neolithic age to the late Qing Dynasty. Most of thecollection are high quality pieces collected by China's ancientemperors. It is a major attraction for visitors looking for animmersion of Chinese culture. Visitors also will see ornate temples andtraditional Chinese architectures.
Anyone with a desire tolearn the free, genuine and traditional Chinese can come to Taiwan,where there is no concealed and distorted pieces in the history. All thecustoms and festivals are kept as how they were memorized and worshipedin earlier times. For example, the lunar July, the traditional GhostMonth, is frantically celebrated for a whole month in Taiwan. On thecontrary, any speech or ideology related to ghosts or gods were largelywiped out during the Cultural Revolution. Till now you still see its remainingeffects in daily life of China. One street in Beijing is named the gueˇstreet (meaning the ghost street), but the word of "gueˇ" was replacedwith a weird complicated character that is to enunciate exactly the same with"ghost" in Chinese. Actually, no one knows where the character comesfrom, what it means and why wasn't this character simplified?