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November 2018

Book and Jazz Club: Lord of Formosa

November 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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$15

PLEASE JOIN TAIWAN CAFE MEETUP GROUP FOR A NIGHT OF JAZZ AND INTRIGUING BOOK DISCUSSION! As the fall weather sets in, what could be cozier than a fireside chat with Joyce Bergvelt about her new book, Lord of Formosa (Formosa, voorgoed verloren). This captivating novel, inspired by historical events, dramatizes the confrontations between the Dutch colony of Taiwan and 17th century Chinese warlord, Zhen Chenggong (Koxinga). After our chat with the author, we will settle back and enjoy the seductive sounds of Autonomous Region…

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Lecture – The 2018 Taiwanese Local Elections: Results and Implications

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Philippines Conference Room, 616 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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Free

Speaker(s) Kharis Templeman, Project Manager, Taiwan Democracy & Security Project, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, Stanford University Kharis Templeman is the Project Manager of the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project in the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, and a social science research scholar at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University. His current research includes projects on party system institutionalization and partisan realignments, electoral integrity and manipulation in East Asia, the politics of defense spending in Taiwan, and the representation of Taiwan’s…

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January 2019

Free Film Screening – Seediq Bale: Warriors of the Rainbow

January 12 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Private Screening Room, 338 Main St
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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Are you a fan of foreign movies? Please join us on January 12th to celebrate the first anniversary of Taiwan Café Meetup Group. We will be kicking off the new year with a movie screening in SOMA, featuring Warriors of the Rainbow. The Taiwanese movie, produced by John Woo and directed by Wu Te-Sheng, is based on Wushe Incident in 1930 when an aboriginal people in Central Taiwan rebelled against Japanese oppression. Through stunning cinematography, the action saga tells the story of…

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February 2019

TAFNC Presents: 228 Peace Memorial Concert

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Formosa United Methodist Church, 788 Lewelling Boulevard
San Leandro, CA United States
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Presented by the Taiwanese American Federation of Northern California. Please join us for our annual 228 Peace Memorial Concert at Formosa United Methodist Church in San Leandro, California. 228 commemorates the 1947 February 28 Massacre in Taiwan, when building resentment over inflation, constant military occupation, government corruption, and police brutality culminated in an island-wide protest. When local Taiwanese leaders demanded administration reforms, free elections, and accountability for government corruption, the Chinese Nationalist army began a violent campaign to impose martial…

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March 2019

Imaging the Avant-Garde: Taiwan’s Film Experiments of the 1960s

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Presented in association with Light Field, Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Center for Asian American Media, and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco Curated and presented by Emily Chao Live musical performance by Amma Ateria        Half a century ago, restrictions resulted from the political situation left a group of art and literature-loving young Taiwanese people with no other choice but to rely on translated books to imagine what Western art films were like; moreover, they carried out their own experiments on film.…

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May 2019

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival – San Francisco

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Union Square, 333 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Free

Are you excited, passionate or curious about the culture that is from over 10,000 km away, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean? Wait no more! Welcome to the biggest Taiwanese American cultural celebration in the West Coast. This year marks the 27th year of the annual event! The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival (#TACF) has attracted over tens of thousands of local and international guests to come and enjoy this Taiwanese cultural immersion, featuring traditional Taiwanese music, dance, food…

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2019 Taiwanese American Heritage Week: Shinergy Puppet Show

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
World Trade Center Auditorium, 25 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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$15

Since 1999, Taiwanese American Heritage Week, as designated by the U.S. Congress has been celebrated nationwide during the month of May to recognize and honor the cultures, traditions, contributions, and achievements of Taiwanese Americans in the United States. ​This year, we are excited to have Shinergy Puppet Show on stage to put on a special puppet show performance at World Trade Center Portland Auditorium on May 17th.Shinergy Puppet Show combines traditional puppet show with high quality animation and visual effect…

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CAAMFest37: Love Boat: Taiwan (Special Presentation)

May 17 @ 8:30 pm - 9:35 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Fearless, inventive and outspoken are a few words to describe CAAMFest37 Spotlight Honoree Valerie Soe. From the 80’s to now, Soe’s films and video installations have been a benchmark for Asian American feminist activism and experimental storytelling. CAAM will proudly showcase Soe’s newest documentary, LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN; a feature-length documentary, looks into of one of the longest running summer programs in the world. LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN revisits the program’s participants and explores the history and popularity of this well-known program,…

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June 2019

Highlights of Modern Taiwanese Art: A Focused Look by Chong-ray Hsiao and Chip Tom

June 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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Free

The Bowers Museum will proudly host a milestone presentation, Highlights of Modern Taiwanese Art: A Focused Look by Chong-ray Hsiao and Chip Tomon Saturday, June 1 at 1:30 pm, free to the public. This presentation will examine the evolution ofTaiwanese art and artists from Japanese colonial era to the modern day. Special presenters Chip Tom, Senior Curator for Heather James Fine Art, and Professor Chong-ray Hsiao, Professor of History at the National Cheng Kung University, will offer keen insight into the groundbreaking work of monumental…

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July 2019

Taiwanese American Conferences – West Coast 2019 美國西部台灣人夏令會

July 19 - July 20
University Guest House, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84113 United States
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The Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast (TAC-WC) will take place during July 19-20, 2019 at the University Guest House and Conference Center, located in the historic Fort Douglas (110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt lake City, UT 84113). The Guest House and Conference Center includes a 180 room hotel with spectacular views of Salt Lake Valley and the surrounding University of Utah campus. The Conference Center has approximately 30,000 sq. ft of unique meeting space. Its proximity to a TRAX train station…

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