President Zhou Jingyang of Central University (left) awarded an honorary doctorate certificate to Mr. Huang Chunming (right) in recognition of his important contribution to Taiwan’s literary world. (Provided by Central University)
[The Epoch Times, November 21, 2023](The Epoch Times reporter Chen Jianlin reported in Taoyuan, Taiwan) National Central University held the “Honorary Doctoral Award Ceremony for Mr. Huang Chunming” on November 21 to commend his important contributions to Taiwan’s literary world and society. Mr. Huang Chunming has always been active in passing on Taiwanese cultural experience, recording Taiwanese hometown with images, promoting new movies, creating magazines, and promoting reading activities in his hometown for a long time. Mr. Huang Chunming has made outstanding literary achievements and selflessly contributed to society. Central University awarded him an honorary doctorate in literature.
President Zhou Jingyang of National Central University said that Huang Chunming not only described Taiwan’s current social problems in words, but also turned his care into practical actions. His positivity and enthusiasm are admirable and he deserves to be a role model for teachers and students of National Central University. He also read aloud Huang Chunming’s poem “Guishan Island” to reflect the writer’s concern for his hometown and life.
Huang Chunming cares about his hometown and loves writing. He is an important contemporary literary writer in Taiwan. His novels truly reflect the social changes in Taiwan and show compassion for all living beings. Many of his novels have been adapted into movies, and they are all important works during the New Wave of Taiwanese cinema. In addition to creation, Mr. Huang Chunming is also committed to promoting the revitalization of local languages and showing the life and culture of Yilan through field research. Mr. Huang Chunming believes that the encouragement given to him by friends, seniors and readers around him is the motivation for his writing, and the rich and diverse life experience is the nourishment for his writing. In recent years, although my physical condition is not as good as before, I still work hard and contribute in the field of literature, hoping to cultivate the next generation with words, language and images.
Huang Chunming said: “Now I am as empty as a battery, but after this ceremony, you have helped me recharge it again.” His wife, Ms. Lin Meiyin, presented a bouquet of blessings after the honorary doctorate awarding ceremony. Mr. Huang Chunming Take a group photo surrounded by your family, leaving warm and beautiful memories.
After the awarding ceremony for Huang Chunming’s honorary doctorate, the forum “Huang Chunming and His Era” followed. Mr. Huang Chunming gave a keynote speech on “What else can I write?”. The forum invited Xiang Yang, Chairman of the National Culture and Arts Foundation, and Tsinghua University Wang Yuting, director of the Taiwan Institute of Literature, Li Xinlun, associate professor of the Chinese Department of National Central University, and Huang Guozhen, founder of Pinxuetang, participated in the forum. The event was hosted by Li Ruiteng, director of the Center for Humanities and Arts. It was a wonderful literary feast.
In his speech, Huang Chunming said that his current achievements are all because of too many noble people in his life. He thanked his wife for taking good care of the family. Huang Chunming attaches great importance to education because of his own experience. He said that it is his principle that education should have “love”. At the end of his speech, he said excitedly, I am ninety years old and I will continue to write in the future! ◇
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