As G. Keillor like to say at the end of Writer's Almanac program of NPR, "Be well, do good work, and keep in touch".
NATPA e-Newsletter February 1st, 2015
- An Important Petition Needs Your Attention:
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- 2 Kilowatt Society
During the TAUP -NATPA meeting on 1/26 in Taipei City, it was presented that the poll shows the most urgent and highest top issues are economy and jobs. It is also well understood that the economic expansion and the job creation needs to achieve the goal of reducing the carbon foot print and energy consumption (節能減炭). We all know Taiwan has not been able to reduce the carbon foot print. The electrical motorcycles and cars will be important in this regard.
On the other hand, there is an important proposal regarding the reduction of the energy consumption, namely, the 2 kilowatt society. At the meeting, I noticed that most people are not aware of this. Here is the Wikipedia reference for people having an interested in helping the TIW administration.
James J Y Hsu
- 跛鴨不跛 還可飛天 by Chung-Chih Li (李中志)
- Standing on ‘dangwai’ shoulders by Jerome Keating
- Book review: Green Island by Jerome Keating
- Two articles from 2012 by JC Han (黃界清)
- 2016-1-26 極光電子報 (attachment)
※ Other previous important announcements:
- 2016年第二屆「NATPA 廖述宗教授紀念獎」公告 (attachment)
- 2016年第二屆「NATPA 廖述宗教授研究獎金」公告 (attachment)
- NATPA PayPal Account: Accepting Membership and Donation Online
NATPA has established an online payment method. Members can use PayPal or major credit cards (even if you do not have a PayPal account) for making payment of membership or donation. It is a secure process similar to any online transaction. There will be an invoice available for you to save or print for each transaction.
You can click the “Donate/Pay to NATPA” link to:
1) Donate to Prof. Liao Memorial Fund (NATPA廖述宗教授基金);
2) Pay your Membership dues, or
3) Donate to the general fund in NATPA.
***For any member who prefers to send checks, please mail it to NATPA treasurer, Dr. Ed Huang at PO Box 93, San Ramon, CA 94583.
Dear Members and Friends of the NATPA community, Happy Holidays!
As we count down to the New Year, it is unavoidable to ask: “ What happens after Jan 16th, 2016?”
Taiwan may, and we hope, have elected a new leader and a new majority party of the Legislative Yuan for the next four years. We hope the change of leadership will right the direction of our country. We hope the new direction will transform Taiwan into a progressive, democratic, and just society. We want to see the new government of Taiwan making right and serious efforts bringing transitional justice to the island; narrowing the widening wealth gap of 1% and 99%; restoring the confidence of the public to food product and food industry; reigniting the engine of economic growth.
NATPA will step forth to do what we can and what we are good at. We need to be the intellectuals to inform the policy debates and the major thought leaders about Taiwan in the United States and Canada. Your support and commitment to the NATPA Foundation will be invaluable to our tasks in the new era of Taiwan.
The NATPA Foundation is established to enhance the mission and purpose of the NATPA. You may choose to support the current fund and/or the endowed fund of the Foundation. The current fund supports the ongoing projects that are already in place, such as young scholar program and the annual conference, whereas the endowed fund is established to protect future purchasing power of donations.
A well-funded NATPA Foundation will afford us to develop a stronger Thinktank operation and a dynamic network of young scholars in North America. The Foundation also offers financial stability to our existing programs and empowers NATPA to explore new opportunities to help Taiwan to stay on the right course. No commitment is too small. Any support from you would help us move closer towards our long-term goal.
Thank you for reading this letter. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. I wish you and your family a joyful holiday season and happy new year!
NATPA Foundation Fund Committee