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Monday, 31 May 2010 00:00

KPS: Matteo Ricci documentary Part 3/3

Part 3Part 1Part 2

This three part documentary was recorded over 20 years ago by the Guangqi film studios, but takes us back 400 years with re-enactments of conversations that would have actually happened between the Jesuit Matteo Ricci and his friend Xu Guangqi. A challenge that all western students of Chinese can relate to in part, Ricci shows us what it was to struggle through the strokes of a Chinese character before the days of the The Grand Ricci, let alone the brand new digital version.  Fittingly Ricci is played by Jesuit Jerry Martinson.

 

To purchase the full version of the DVD Matteo Ricci in Chinese contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come and visit the Kuangchi Offices in Taipei. Also available are educational documentaries on Matteo Ricci's good friend Xu Guangqi and two other Jesuits influential in Sino-Western history - Adam Schall von Bell and Francis Xavier. All available in Chinese and English.

 

Fr Jerry Martinson who acts Matteo Ricci in this film has also been involved in many cross cultural dialogue missions of his own, to hear about them click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 01 April 2011 16:17

Falling Off The Map: Global Issues from a Regional Perspective

I contend that Oceania is falling of the map because politicians and economists are pushing it off the map. Only people in academia use the word "Oceania", we use the word "Pacific" or "Asia-Pacific" but it is very unusual to use the word "Oceania".  I claim that one of the largest groups that can help to keep Oceania on the map is the Catholic Church...


Monday, 22 November 2010 18:09

A pioneer of inter-religious dialogue

As with Father Jean Lefeuvre, Father Albert Poulet-Mathis is one of the first Jesuits I met when I first came to Taiwan during summer 1982. It was difficult for me to figure out exactly what was his work was as he had an office outside the house where we were living. His work for the Federation of Asia Bishop Conferences in the field of inter-religious dialogue sounded a little mysterious to me. My stay was quite short but Father APM managed very kindly to invite me to his friend’s house on a couple of occasions. Later, after I settled down for good on the island, I realized that his work was indeed of great importance. But as the Catholic Church is really a minority in the religious world of the island, I somehow had the feeling that while his concern was for sure admired, it was also shared with reservations by other colleagues, as the care for the little Christian flock seemed always to be the priority of the priorities.

But now I realize that his contribution was a real gift not only to the Catholic Church or to all the religious groups in Taiwan, but also to the society in Taiwan as a whole.

In the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council, what APM did in Taiwan was indeed the right thing to do for the Catholic Church in Taiwan. His initiative of inter-religious dialogue came at a time when the Catholic Church arrived somehow en masse from the mainland and had started to grow roots into Taiwanese soil. From a Catholic point of view nothing can be lost from a deeper understanding of other religious traditions and spirituality. The cheerful personality of APM, his charisma for making friends and bringing people together really did help many persons of good will and from very different backgrounds to cherish and keep the atmosphere of mutual respect among the different religious groups in Taiwan.

In this regard the work of Father APM in Taiwan has been of great importance. He has been a pioneer. Hopefully this task of promoting inter-religious dialogue will find a second breath and will bring deeper and more concrete experiences. The achievements of Father APM and his friends in this regard show that Taiwanese society is able to draw from its riches and diversity to innovate and move forward from a troubled past. The work of Father APM spanned during a period when various constituent groups of this society have been facing a new situation and also have confronted each other. May his efforts in the field of inter-religious dialogue be also a sign for the future of Taiwan!

(Photo provided by the Tien Center)

 


Monday, 31 May 2010 00:00

KPS: Matteo Ricci documentary Part 2/3

Part 2│Part 1Part 3

This three part documentary was recorded over 20 years ago by the Guangqi film studios, but takes us back 400 years with re-enactments of conversations that would have actually happened between the Jesuit Matteo Ricci and his friend Xu Guangqi. A challenge that all western students of Chinese can relate to in part, Ricci shows us what it was to struggle through the strokes of a Chinese character before the days of the The Grand Ricci, let alone the brand new digital version.  Fittingly Ricci is played by Jesuit Jerry Martinson.

To purchase the full version of the DVD Matteo Ricci in Chinese contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come and visit the Kuangchi Offices in Taipei. Also available are educational documentaries on Matteo Ricci's good friend Xu Guangqi and two other Jesuits influential in Sino-Western history - Adam Schall von Bell and Francis Xavier. All available in Chinese and English.

Fr Jerry Martinson who acts Matteo Ricci in this film has also been involved in many cross cultural dialogue missions of his own, to hear about them click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 00:00

KPS Matteo Ricci documentary: Part 1/3

Part 1│Part 2Part 3


This three part documentary was recorded over 20 years ago by the Kuangchi Program Service, but takes us back 400 years with re-enactments of conversations that would have actually happened between the Jesuit Matteo Ricci and his friend Xu Guangqi. A challenge that all western students of Chinese can relate to, Ricci shows us what it was to struggle through the strokes of a Chinese character before the days of the The Grand Ricci, let alone the brand new digital version.  Fittingly Ricci is played by Jesuit Jerry Martinson.
 

To purchase the full version of the DVD Matteo Ricci in Chinese contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come and visit the Kuangchi Offices in Taipei. Also available are educational documentaries on Matteo Ricci's good friend Xu Guangqi and two other Jesuits influential in Sino-Western history - Adam Schall von Bell and Francis Xavier. All available in Chinese and English.

 

Fr Jerry Martinson who acts Matteo Ricci in this film has also been involved in many cross cultural dialogue missions of his own, to hear about them click here.

 

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 00:00

One day at KPS

9-minutes documentary directed and produced by the eRenlai team (2008).

 

 


Tuesday, 09 September 2008 00:00

Happy Birthday to KPS!

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In 1958, the Jesuits established a small audio studio in Taichung and started to produce short radio programs and dramas that were broadcasted all around Taiwan. In 1960, the studio moved to Taipei. By the mid-sixties, Kuangchi Program Service, as it was named, had also ventured into the field of television, first by producing educational programs, later by launching drama series. From that time on, the "KPS" brand became an integral part of the history of Taiwan’s media industry.

The road traveled by KPS was sometimes bumpy: it required much courage to be the first to produce drama series in Taiwanese; the collaboration with TV stations and the search for an economic model were not all rosy; most importantly, the dramatic shift in the media landscape that took place in the mid eighties have challenged the relevance and working habits of KPS.

KPS might no longer be the "household name" that it used to be during the seventies and the beginning of the eighties, however, it continues to produce first-rate educational and social educational programs; it collaborates with Chinese TV stations on program series relating the life of early missionaries and Chinese Christians; it plays the role of a consultant in many poor countries of East Asia and Oceania that are trying to develop independent, quality, community-based media outlets (community radio stations, websites, music CD and DVD production units, etc.). It uses state-of-the-art digitalized studios in Taiwan and collaborates with a number of channels. It is now experimenting with Internet TV.

Above all, KPS has formed a vast number of media producers, journalists, cameramen, script writers and directors in Taiwan, giving them an ethical, professional and international outlook. The history of Taiwanese media during the last fifty years cannot be separated from the history of KPS. By celebrating the 50th anniversary of KPS, this special issue of Renlai is also recounting a broader story, and reflecting on the challenges that the media industry faces in Taiwan today.

May KPS continue to be a beacon of quality programming, insisting on spiritual values, attending to the needs of marginal sectors of society, offering educational opportunities to all. May it continue to be a sign of hope in an often discouraging media environment, while achieving technological and commercial breakthroughs that will make it, once again, a leader in the Taiwanese media landscape. Such are the wishes we offer to a company which, at 50, remains as young and energetic as ever!
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