NATPA e-Newsletter April 25th, 2016


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 April 25th, 2016




- 2016年第2屆「NATPA 廖述宗教授紀念獎」得獎名單公佈


20161月初,北美洲台灣人教授協會(NATPA)公布了第2屆「廖述宗教授紀念獎」公告(參考附件一)。隨後,紀念奬委員會持續收到許多海內外優秀台灣人的推薦名單及推薦信函。根據「NATPA 廖述宗教授紀念獎」的宗旨與資格,此獎項的主要精神在於肯定「長期耕耘,並對台灣有卓越貢獻」,或「有潛力為台灣做出重大貢獻」的海內外台灣人。本委員會經過一個月的評審與討論,在難免的滄海遺珠之憾中,於眾多優秀人才中選出了兩位得獎者名單,NATPA 理事會也已贊成結果。在此本人謹代表委員會,公佈第2屆「NATPA廖述宗教授紀念獎」兩位得獎者名單。









召集人 黃界清

電子郵件地址: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



附件一: 2016年第2屆「NATPA廖述宗教授紀念奬」公告

附件二: 彭明敏簡介

附件三: 陳永興簡介


- Registration for 2016 NATPA Annual Conference)


Dear Colleagues:


NATPA annual meeting will be held in conjunction with Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast on July 8 to 10 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City of the San Francisco Bay Area. This conference will be co-sponsored by TAFNC, with assistance from NATEA.


The conference will feature topics on transitional justice, judiciary reform, and economic revitalization, and recognize the young scholars and winners of Professor Liao Memorial Award. NATPA will have the whole venue to ourselves in the Sunday afternoon for NATPA business and topics of member interest.


Please mark your calendar and visit NATPA web site for more details:


The registration form is as attached. Please send it in at your earliest convenience.




James J Y Hsu




Dear NATPA Members:


As the chair of the Nomination Committee of NATPA, I like to call for the nomination of Board of Directors for serving NATPA from October 1st. 2016 to September 30th. 2018.


According to NATPA Bylaws, we need to elect four (4) Board Directors for the term of 2016-2018 to represent four geographical divisions in North America (Northeast, South, Midwest, and West).  These to-be-elected Board Directors are to replace four directors whose two-year term expires on September 30, 2016.   Active members (those who have paid their dues) are eligible to nominate candidates to the committee, and that includes yours truly, i.e. oneself.


The Nominating Committee will nominate a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors for approval.  We welcome your input and recommendation.  The Bylaws also stipulate that “Ten NATPA members may, by petition, nominate a candidate or candidates.  Such petitions must be received by the NATPA not later than thirty days preceding the election.”   On the other hand, the revised Bylaws require the ballots to be sent out at least 60 days before the Annual Members Meeting.  


As the Annual Meeting this year is scheduled from July 8 to July 10, 2016, we urge members who want to nominate candidates to contact Nomination Committee ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before April 24th to make sure a ballot including the names of candidates nominated by Nomination Committee and by petition can be sent out for your vote in time before May 8th.


Thank you for your support. NATPA requires and much appreciates your input and participation to make us a flourishing organization. 


Sincerely yours,

Nomination Committee

Charles Hsu, Chair

Wenyuh Tsay, Shyu-tu Lee, Ing-Hour Lin, Ben Liu




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- Articles by Jen-Yih Chu (朱真一)


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2016-4-19 極光電子報 (attachment)


 Other previous important announcements:

- Regarding "Global Taiwan Institute" Fund Raising (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.