2-28 Commemorative Concert with TUF in LA

Dear friends,Taiwanese United Fund - TUF cordially invites you to join us for the 2-28 Commemorative Concert on Tuesday, 2-28-2017 at the Arcadia Presbyterian Church.It was 70 years ago when the 2-28 massacre happened in Taiwan. More than 40,000 elites and innocent citizens were killed, arrested, and disappeared. This part of Taiwan History was a forbidden topic and purposely hidden by the government while we were growing up!! On the day 2-28, we hold a Commemorative Concert to commemorate…

Blacklist: A Film by Christina Hu

Starting in the early 1970s, thousands of Taiwanese immigrants came to the United States each year, in pursuit of higher education and better lives for their families. Yet, mostly untold, is the story of how hundreds of these Taiwanese in America were put on a blacklist by the government in Taiwan, for speaking out for democracy and human rights in Taiwan while they were in the United States. Once outside of Taiwan, that generation of Taiwanese graduate students were exposed to the values of freedom…

228 Memorial Concert in NY

70th Anniversary of the 228 Massacre Memorial Concert will be held on Sunday, February 26th.Special Guest Speaker Mr. Jonathan Benda "Taiwan's White Terror through the Eyes of Two Cold War American Writers"Guest Speaker Ms. Shirely Lin Performances by the Taiwan Center Choir, Dances by Li Wenxin and Orchestral Music from Hsiao Tai-Ran 1947.In addition, 3 films with focuses on events during and after the 228 Massacre will be shown free of charge to interested viewers:天馬茶房…

Meet Taiwanese American Authors in NY

Filial piety and betrayal! Martial law and political prisoners! Stinky Tofu! We’re exploring new Taiwanese American lit from the Shilin night market to the historical trauma of the White Terror. Come hear novelists Shawna Yang Ryan and Ed Lin, who’ll discuss their books with beauty and fashion politics blogger Arabelle Sicardi (Teen Vogue and ROOKIE).We'll also have complementary Taiwan Beer, generously donated by Taiwan Beer. Gan bei!RESERVE A SEAT!$5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO…

GREEN ISLAND Author Shawna Yang Ryan on Tour

SHAWNA YANG RYAN is a former Fulbright scholar and the author of the novel GREEN ISLAND, a stunning story of love, betrayal, and family, set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth century. She authored a previous novel, Water Ghosts, and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her short fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Asian American Literary Review, Kartika Review, and The Berkeley Fiction Review.We've been…

Learn about Tourism in Taiwan with FAPA in NorCal

Tourism has been increasingly lauded as a driver for the Taiwanese economy. Recently, 10,000 people protested in Taipei due to the drop in the number of tourists from China. However, is tourism really a mainstay or future of the Taiwanese economy? Are there greater concerns than just the economy? Join Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) as Ian Rowen shares his research on the impact of tourism on Taiwan.http://geography.colorado.edu/people/grad_student/rowen_ianPlease RSVP through…

Author Ed Lin on Tour with New Taiwan-based Novel Incensed

We love smartly-written mystery capers, especially those from the mind of author Ed Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. We completely appreciate that this one is set (yet again) in the night markets of Taiwan! Ed Lin's latest novel, Incensed, has just been released, and he's also on tour to promote and read from the book.Ed Lin, a journalist by training, is the author of several other books: Waylaid, his literary debut, and his Robert Chow crime series, set in 1970s Manhattan Chinatown:…

The Slants go to Taiwan for new music video!

The Slants—the world's first and only all Asian American dance rock band—filmed their new music video "Heartbeat is Heaven" during a long-awaited tour to Taiwan, where they also performed at Taiwan's legendary outdoor music festival Spring Scream! The Slants have been featured on Conan O'Brien, NPR, BBC, CBS, TIME, and 1500+ radio stations, tv shows, magazines and websites in over 80+ countries. Check out thoughts on their Taiwan adventures below!How did everyone get involved with The…

Annual Meeting with FAPA in San Diego

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA)-San Diego Annual Meeting will be held at Taiwan Center on Saturday, October 1st, from 2PM to 5PM. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend. **To allow time for chapter internal affairs, we ask MEMBERS TO BE PRESENT AT 2PM, and NON-MEMBERS to BE PRESENT AT 2:30PM. SPEAKER SESSIONS WILL START AT 2:30PM.Who is FAPA? The long term mission of Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA, fapa.org) is to…

Taiwan Job Fair in NorCal

Participate in the 2016 Contact TAIWAN Job Fair: Taiwan Talent Recruiting Mission. It will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Great America Ballroom in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Come speak with representatives from participating companies and interact with other participants.Everyone is welcome to participate in this event. Just bring your resumes! No registration is required, but registration is encouraged to schedule for interviews to meet one on…