The 48th Congress of the International Academy of Ceramics it was held in New Taipei City from September 30th to October 4th, 2018. This meeting anticipated 300 participants from all over the world to gather and exchange, and introduced to the local arts and cultural sceneries accompanied by the celebrating entertainments that are arranged throughout the Congress.

The theme of the Congress New Taipei City 2018 was called the “New Orientalia: Functionality, Spirituality, Diversity”, which seeks to promote a critical reflection on what constitutes the oriental sensibility. The exploration of this theme reflects the diverse cultural development of Chinese Taipei. Although a majority of Chinese Taipei culture is rooted in its Chinese characters, it is also highly exposed to foreign cultures due to its complex history. The encounter and exchange of various cultures continue to create new values and cultures within the island. The Congress focused on redefining and re-examining the new Eastern spirit.

The 48th Congress of the Academy in New Taipei City was organized by the Yingge Ceramics Museum (YCM) and the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). Co-organizers include the Ministry of Culture, the New Taipei City Government, New Taipei City Culture and Affairs Department, Chinese Association of Museums, with additional support from other institution, associations, art galleries and artists. All of these supports are significant contributions that will ensure the success of this global ceramic event.