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Glove (or hand) puppetry in Taiwan is still a very popular art form. Traditional puppet shows can be seen at temple festivals, impromptu roadside theaters and even on TV.

Glove puppetry was introduced to Taiwan over 200 years ago by immigrants from the Quanzhou and Zhangzhou areas of China's Fujian Province. It has since been slowly transformed into a unique style of Taiwanese drama possessing Taiwanese cultural characteristics.
A glove puppet performance incorporates many...
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