TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s Ho Chie Tsai takes a moment to chat with Eric Chang, aka 阿明, while both are attending the Taiwanese American Foundation 2010 Summer Conference for students in the Midwest. Eric was an invited speaker for the Junior High and High School programs and kicks off a west coast speaking tour here.
Eric is a 2nd generation Taiwanese American who is pursuing his Ph.D. in Political Economy from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. During the past decade, he has stood up and spoken out against social injustice and corruption in Taiwan.
Eric gained significant attention and news coverage in October 2008 when he stood up and protested against China’s ex-ARATS spokesman Chang Ming-qing, holding up a banner with “independent” spelled “independant.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORLmzkloOgk
Currently, he has been making short YouTube clips discussing and critiquing news and politics in Taiwan from a comedic perspective. He is no stranger to controversial opinions and demonstrates an unwavering voice in support of Taiwan’s democracy.
Eric is passionate about trying to get more Taiwanese youth to realize they can make a difference in Taiwan, no matter where they are living in the world.
Check out the video interview above and his YouTube channel: