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August 2017

Summer Reunion Celebration with TACL-LYF in NorCal

August 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Newark Community Center Building, 35501 Cedar Blvd
Newark, CA 94560 United States
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Campers, come celebrate 35 years of Taiwanese American Citizens League - Leading Youth Forward (TACL-LYF) Camp with the biggest summer reunion ever! Gobble down a great feast of Taiwanese favorites and desserts, jump wildly in bounce houses, throw water balloons at each other, get creative and customize your own camp friendship bracelets. Alumni are encouraged to come, bring your kids and relive camp’s best moments! We already have over 75 tickets sold, so come and join the fun! The venue…

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Tongues of Heaven / Root Tongue Interactive at UC Berkeley

August 31, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Berkeley, Mulford Hall, 159 Mulford Hall
Berkeley, CA United States
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Join filmmaker Anita Chang in Berkeley on Thursday, August 31st for a screening of TONGUES OF HEAVEN, followed by discussion + ROOT TONGUE exhibition! Free and open to the public. The Taiwan Council of Indigenous Peoples and UCB Native American Studies program are hosting the event. Set in Taiwan and Hawai'i, TONGUES OF HEAVEN focuses on the questions, desires and challenges of young indigenous peoples to learn the languages of their forebears—languages that are endangered or facing extinction. Using digital…

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July 2018

KSW Presents “Mourn You Better: Feelings from the Queer Taiwanese & Chinese Diaspora”

July 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kearny Street Workshop, ARC Studios & Gallery, 1246 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$8 – $20

DESCRIPTION KSW Presents is curated by Michelle Lin and Kazumi Chin. KSW Presents “Mourn You Better: Feelings from the Queer Taiwanese & Chinese Diaspora”, a reading featuring Kristin Chang, Chen Chen, Yujane Chen, and Muriel Leung as they share poetry tracing queer immigrant landscapes of longing, loss, histories, futures, and desire. The title of this event comes Muriel Leung’s collection Bone Confetti. AND, check out KSW's latest Office Gallery exhibition "Kokoro" by Maya Fuji. Readers: Kristin Chang lives in NY and reads for Winter Tangerine. Her work…

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August 2018

TAP-LA: Taiwanese American Film Festival

August 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - August 5, 2018 @ 1:00 am
The Downtown Independent, 251 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

The Taiwanese American Film Festival is finally back for a second round and will return to the beautiful Downtown Independent in DTLA. Established by Taiwanese American Professionals of Los Angeles - This intimate festival will celebrate 12 amazing shorts and 2 fantastic features by up and coming Taiwanese and Taiwanese American makers. This year TAFF will be bringing Taiwan's famous NIGHT MARKETS to Los Angeles, presenting film blocks: 吃,喝,玩,樂 (EAT, DRINK, PLAY, FUN) and a variety of night market themed…

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Writ Large Press: Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed, Alan Nakagawa & Jenny Yang

August 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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For this third event of the Icons series, Writ Large presents writer and podcaster Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed (Good Muslim/Bad Muslim), sound artist Alan Nakagawa and comedian Jenny Yang. "Icons & Influences" is the title of this three-event discussion series from Writ Large Press. At each event, three artists are invited to read, show, or perform a work that profoundly influenced them, then present one of their own works. Over the course of these readings and discussions, the touchpoints and inspirations…

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September 2018

Aristophanes (Pan Wei-Ju) @ Cafe du Nord

September 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe du Nord
$12 – $14

About this Event Aristophanes is a Taipei born, London based artist, whose striking verbal wordplay, poetry,and forward thinking delivery has seen her rise to be at the very forefront of the new sounds emerging of the new Taiwan. Her unique style has led to artistic collaborations with Grimes, Arcade Fire, and Sigur Ros breaking down international cultural and language barriers and uniting through the power of music. Fusing elements of HipHop, Slam Poetry, Jazz, Soul and Electronica, her music has…

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November 2018

Ama’s Momento

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Southern California, 900 W 34th St
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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‘Ama’s Momento’ brings to life the story of Awu's (the project lead) grandmother Yoko Kung (龔玉葉), who dreams of building an art museum to preserve Taiwanese culture. This is a multimedia installation filled with interactive and immersive stories. It is a memory portal which uses virtual reality to creatively document our team’s journey as young storytellers travelling to Taiwan to meet with Ama. By coming with us on this journey, you feel reverence for her life, nostalgia for the places…

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Taiwan Philharmonic North America Tour – San Francisco

November 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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TAIWAN PHILHARMONIC SHAO-CHIA LÜ, conductor YU-CHIEN TSENG, violin GORDON CHIN: ‘Dancing Song’ from Three Aboriginal Songs for Orchestra SAMUEL BARBER: Violin Concerto, Op.14 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Symphony No.2, Op.73 The Taiwan Philharmonic visits San Francisco as part of their 2018 North American tour after a highly-acclaimed 2016 US debut. Music Director Shao-Chia Lü conducts. “From Formosa” refers to a historic republic on the island of Taiwan. This performance traces Taiwan’s classical music tradition with Taiwanese composer Gordon Chin’s ‘Dancing Song’ and…

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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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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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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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