Happy birthday, Li Tien-lu !!!

The present Doodle celebrates Taiwanese puppeteer, teacher, and film entertainer Li Tien-lu, a beloved artist who acquainted the world with the traditional hand puppetry of his homeland.

Tien-lu was a charismatic image of Taiwanese identity who inhaled new life into the fine art of puppetry for more than 70 years.

Li Tien-lu was born on this day in 1910 in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei and took in puppetry from his dad when he was a kid. He turned into an expert puppetry career as a youthful youngster, and in his mid 20s he set up his own troupe: I Wan Jan. Tien-lu united components like Peking drama and Taiwanese Beiguan music to make another type of glove puppetry called Wai Jiang Pai, and the group made incredible progress from the ’50s to the ’70s.

In 1973, a French scholar checked out Tien-lu’s craft and requested him to show a couple from the scholar’s students. Before sufficiently long, Tien-lu had students from around the globe who thusly carried worldwide prominence to the specialty of Taiwanese of puppetry.

He spent the remainder of his life venturing to every part of the globe to advance the artform, and furthermore acted in movies like “The Puppetmaster” (1993), a biopic about his life.

In honor of his artistic contributions, Tien-lu was regarded as a “Living National Treasure” by the Taiwanese government, and in 1995 he was knighted by the French government.

Much Thank to you for giving the gift of Taiwanese puppetry to around the world.

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