NATPA e-Newsletter December 21th, 2015


Dear NATPA members:


The NATPA e-Newsletter contains mainly important announcements and writings by NATPA members published in news media (or in forum) from the previous week(s).  The Board encourages everyone to share their news and members' articles in the forum or one can send info to the < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > to be included in the weekly e-newsletter.


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 December 21th, 2015




- Invitation to 12月31日 蔡英文 陳建仁 學術界後援會成立大會 (attachment)
Dear Friends:

如果 12/31早上你正好在台北,可考慮參加。

Thank you.


- Filing NATPA annual report: Call for local chapter financial reports 

Dear Presidents of NATPA Local Chapters:

It is time to file NATPA annual report.  If your chapter has an account using NATPA tax ID, please send a brief financial report to me.  I will forward it to our accountant.

Thank you, and wish you and your family a wonderful holiday.

CP Yeh (Executive Director)

Green Island (綠島): Forthcoming novel from Shawna Yang Ryan


I am writing on behalf of professor (Creative Writing Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) and author Shawna Yang Ryan. In her forthcoming novel, GREEN ISLAND, the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan’s history from the end of Japanese colonial rule to the decades under martial law and, finally, to its transformation into a democracy. GREEN ISLAND comes out on in the US on February 23rd

I would be happy to send a copy for your review, or provide any further information. I hope you will consider it for an NATPA newsletter at on-sale.

For more information about the book:

“Epic… The narrative works movingly on many different levels but especially on the personal and the political.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Shawna Yang Ryan’s propulsive storytelling carries us through a bloody time in Taiwanese history, its implications still reverberating today. The story is haunted by questions about whether Taiwan is a part of China or its own country, what the costs are of standing up for one’s beliefs and by the choices made by one father and his daughter. Green Island is a tough, unsentimental and moving novel that is a memorial not only to the heroes, but also to the survivors.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer
Meeting with TAUP in Taipei on Jan. 26th

Dear Colleagues:


If you will travel to Taiwan to vote this coming January, you are invited to attend a meeting with TAUP (Taiwan Association of University Professors) in Taipei on 1/26. The date is set to be after the Taiwan Tour organized and led by Charles Hsu.


If you will join us, please send me an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so that we have a good count of the number of participants to arrange the venue and the program.



James J Y Hsu





-  【想想論壇人民幣入籃的迷思 by Peter Chow (周鉅原)

【醫林特稿馬偕牧師與客家社區(5) by Jen-Yih Chu (朱真一)


2015-12-15 極光電子報 (attachment)


 Other previous important announcements:

- NATPA 2015 Conference Program Book (online linkB/W copy link)

- 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.

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