Awards celebrate Hakka literature

Outstanding works of Hakka literature received recognition at the fifth Tung Blossom Literary Awards yesterday, as the organizers expressed their desire to carry on the Hakka community’s rich cultural heritage.

Held by the Hakka Affairs Council, the event saw 30 awards given out to works in three categories — short stories, prose and poetry — with separate divisions for works written in Mandarin Chinese and those in the Hakka language.

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