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NATPA e-Newsletter February 8th, 2015

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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".

 

Best,

NATPA Board

 

NATPA e-Newsletter February 8th, 2015

 

 Announcements:


NATPA 2016 Donate to Taiwan Earthquake Relief Fund

 

In the aftermath of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan, there is a substantial need for relief assistance. 

 

Our thoughts and support go out to the family of victims, relief workers, and all people of Taiwan.  Let's join together to help Taiwan!

 

6日凌晨台灣南部發生6.4規模大地震,多處傳出災情。重創台南地區,造成重大傷害,由於傷患的救助醫療及災後復原重建所需龐大,希望人人踴躍捐助,一起為台灣加油。所有捐款將直接送到受災的地方政府社會局的專款.

 

請為臺灣祈禱,特別為臺南祈禱,也為每位受到影響的人民祈禱.

 

You can click the link to donate to NATPA 2016 Taiwan (Tainan) Earthquake Relief fund. Donations are tax-deductible.


Dr. JC Han named Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Dear All:


Dr. Je-Chin Han, our member and Director of Board has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for his notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. Dr. Han, Distinguished Professor and the Marcus C. Esterling Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University,  “represents the best of the aerospace community,” said AIAA President Jim Albaugh.

 

Dr. Han served as NATPA President (2007-2008) and chairs many Committees. We are all proud of his achievement and his valuable contributions to Taiwanese communities.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Han for the honor he well deserves.


Regards,

James J Y Hsu

NATPA President


Gerrit van der Wees, member of NATPA Think Tank Committee is retiring from FAPA on March 1st of 2016 after working on Taiwan issue for 35 years!  We send him and his wife Mei-Chin our much appreciation of his profound contribution to Taiwan and wish them the best of time and years to come!  Gerrit's retirement letter to FAPA can be viewed in the attachment doc.

 

- Two Important Petitions Need Your Attention:


1. One Taiwan, One China is the way to go (Change.org)

 

Step 1: Click on the link

https://www.change.org/p/ban-ki-moon-un-one-taiwan-one-china-is-the-way-to-go


Step 2: Fill in info with name, address, and email (see attached image)


Step 3: Promote the petition with Facebook or click off the promotion if you don't have an account


Step 4: Click on the red bottom "Sign" and you are done!


For the remaining steps, those can be skipped.  Otherwise you can promote the petition by sharing through FB, Twitter, emails and so on.

 

2. 請簽署,並參與發起簽署。截止日期:2/18/2016

美國政府請願網站:重申承認臺灣(ROC )為一個獨立的主權國家˙
為確保你投票成功,簽署成功後,還需要電子郵件確認˙ Check your inbox and click on the link to verify your signature
任何人都可以去登記,没有國籍限制這個簽署在國際上有一定程度的政治意義,對臺灣有利。如果没有成功或者即使成功了,但是票數很低,會讓臺灣在國際上很不好看˙
 
希望朋友願意簽署的,可以轉貼文章/發起行動˙

 

 Publications:


Taiwan Democracy Ousts Mainland Tyranny 


2/3/16: Ketty Chen, DPP. Gordon Chang, Daily Beast.

 

The John Batchelor Show is carried on more than 130 stations across the U.S. including those in New York, Washington, and San Francisco,  Please click on the picture to listen to the interview.

Ketty Chen was NATPA Young Scholar, NATPA member, and now deputy director, Dept. of International Affairs of DPP.
 
The dysfunctional DNA of the KMT by Jerome Keating

Articles by Jen-Yih Chu (朱真一)

1. 面對茲卡病毒 台灣需未雨綢繆

2. 中國10世紀登革熱

 

2016-2-2 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)

NATPA 「廖述宗教授紀念獎」委員會召集人: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.


2016年第二屆NATPA 廖述宗教授研究獎金」公告 (attachment)


NATPA 「廖述宗教授研究獎金」委員會召集人:李敦厚               

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


- 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.

NATPA e-Newsletter Jan. 26th 2015

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NATPA e-Newsletter Jan. 26th 2015

※ Announcements:

- 2015 NATPA Annual Conference: Baja Mexico Cruise (7/31-8/3)

- 李華林獲選UCSF創校150年的150名傑出校友之一 (世界新聞網舊金山報導)

- 台灣學教育ê開拓者─鄭正煜老師追思會 (1/25/2015) (attachment)

- 史明紀錄片「革命進行式」 請加入史明紀錄片「革命進行式」粉絲頁:http://goo.gl/y3I8Vc 紀錄片革命進行式 紀錄史明傳奇一生 20150121 公視晚間 紀錄片名家陳麗貴執導的台獨運動先驅史明先生的紀錄片「革命進行式」(姚文智製作),歷經二年籌製,終於拍攝完成,即將於2月26日全國5家戲院同步上映,敬請期待。

- 2015-01-20 極光電子報 (台灣教授協會)

 

※ Publications by NATPA members:

- KMT railroading THSRC (Taipei Times) by James Hsu

- US must not meddle in 2016 polls (Taipei Times) by Lee Shyu-tu 李學圖

-Time to normalize Taiwan relations (Taipei Times) by Gerrit van der Wees

- Does a new broom sweep clean? (Taipei Times) by Jerome Keating

- 被國民黨「麻醉」的台灣醫學史 (自由廣場) by Jen-Yih Chu (朱真一)

- Report of 北美洲台灣人教授會南加州分會2014年會 by 鄭英松 (attachment)

- 用愛擁抱台灣推倒仇恨與分裂的高牆 by 郭正昭

NATPA e-Newsletter January 25th, 2015

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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".

 

Best,

NATPA Board

 

NATPA e-Newsletter January 25th, 2015

 

 Announcements:


Meeting with TAUP in Taipei on Jan. 26th (details in attachment)

台灣教授協會(TAUP) /北美洲台灣人教授協會(NATPA)

台灣未來政局發展交流會

 

日期:2016126() 12:00 – 17:00


地點:

餐會 ― 上海鄉村 濟南店 (台北市中正區濟南路237 Ÿ 捷運忠孝新生站5號出口)

會議 ― 台灣教授協會 (台北市臨沂街2515 Ÿ 捷運忠孝新生站2號出口)


Please be informed that there will be a meeting between NATPA and TAUP on Tuesday(1/26) in Taipei City. TAUP members will make short presentations before discussions. The agenda is as attached. Please join us if you are in the area.


Regards,

James J Y Hsu

President


- Two relevant reports in US regarding the post-election in Taiwan:


- China’s Communist regime could learn from Taiwan’sdemocratic election (Washington Post)


A Troubling U.S. Silence on Taiwan (WSJ)


 Publications:


馬偕麻醉拔牙及訪牙醫 by Jen-Yih Chu (朱真一)


2016-1-19 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)

NATPA 「廖述宗教授紀念獎」委員會召集人: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.


2016年第二屆NATPA 廖述宗教授研究獎金」公告 (attachment)


NATPA 「廖述宗教授研究獎金」委員會召集人:李敦厚               

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


- 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.

NATPA e-Newsletter January 4th, 2015

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Dear NATPA members:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Wish you all a marvelous 2016!

 

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".

 

Best,

NATPA Board

 

NATPA e-Newsletter January 4th, 2015

 

 Announcements:


2016年第二屆NATPA 廖述宗教授紀念獎」公告 (attachment)


NATPA 「廖述宗教授紀念獎」委員會召集人: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.


2016年第二屆NATPA 廖述宗教授研究獎金」公告 (attachment)


NATPA 「廖述宗教授研究獎金」委員會召集人:李敦厚               

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


- "Mapping of Taiwan" by Jerome Keating translated


To all,

You may remember that I had done some crowd sourcing on getting the book, The Mapping of Taiwan, Desired Economies, Coveted Geographies translated into Chinese.

Website on the book is below, with reviews of it when it came out in the upper right.

https://sites.google.com/site/jeromekeatingsnewbook/
  
It has been translated with Chinese and English side by side.  It was done by Jay Chen who had worked for China News Agency (CNA) for 20 plus years with more than 8 years overseas assignments in UK, USA and Iraq, and later with translation certificates from the Ministry of Education began translating books.

My publisher has told me he expects to have it out by the Jan. 16 election, so if some of you are out here for the elections you may be able to get a copy;  of course there are also still copies of the English only version. 

I am hoping he keeps to his word.

Jerome 


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.


Regards,

 

James J Y Hsu

President

 

 Publications:

【Taipei TimesDynasties conflict with democracies by Jerome Keating

 

2015-12-29 極光電子報 (attachment)

 

 Other previous important announcements:

- 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.

NATPA e-Newsletter July 4th, 2016

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Dear NATPA members:


HAPPY JULY 4TH to ALL of OUR 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".

 

Best,

NATPA Board

 

NATPA e-Newsletter July 4th, 2016 (PFD file is attached)

 

 Announcements:

 

-  Join the Petition!  The Department of Commerce Bureau of Census US - 2020 Taiwanese are Taiwanese!


- NATPA-SCAL Chapter Welcomes President Tsai, Ing-Wen in LA, CA


The Southern California Chapter of NATPA had the honor of welcoming our President Tsai, Ing-Wen by NATPA-SCAL, president Doris Lu Anderson and many members in LA, CA on June 30th (see attached PDF file for photos) !

 

- Essays published by NATPA members


Dear NATPA Forum members,


1. The Think-Tank Committee keeps a record of members' publications on Taiwan issues; we have released the information at the end of January and April, and the attached file is for the June release.


2. The variation of the number of essays published:

     from Oct. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015:   63 

     from Jan. 1, 2016 through Mar. 31, 2016:  50

     from Apr. 1, 2016 through Jun. 30, 2016:   31

     from Oct. 17, 2015 through Jan. 16, 2016:  75   (the 3 months period preceding the election day, Jan. 16, 2016)


     Obviously, our members demonstrated a high productivity during the three months period preceding the January 16, 2016 election day. Unfortunately, the productivity dropped to a level of 41% during the recent three months.  Judging from the recent events happened in Taiwan, we still need to be vigilant on Taiwan's future. We all should continue to write to share our inspiration with people in Taiwan. 


3. A complimentary dinner ticket for NATPA members who have been recorded for publishing at least two essays and ... 

      If you have been recorded for having published at least two essays in the past 12 months, as shown in the attachment 2, and will attend 2016 conference in Foster City, CA, you will be given an complimentary dinner ticket, in appreciation for your effort in writing for Taiwan. The fund is donated by our president James Hsu. Thanks to President Hsu.

 

Best regards,

NATPA Think-Tank Committee

 

 

- Board of Directors - Elect


Dear Colleagues:


It is my great pleasure to inform you that our members have voted and elected the new Directors. The four Directors - Elect

Chang, Tiencheng 張典正,

Chow, Peter 周鉅原,

Hou, Jeffrey 侯志仁,

Lee, Andre 李延志,

will serve from 2016 to 2018. They received all the yes votes with only one vote abstaining. The online voting result was verified by the IT Committee Chair Luby Liao, and it meets the requirement as specified in Section 4 of NATPA bylaw: “At least ten percent (10%) of the NATPA membership in good standing must be present in person or by proxy to constitute a quorum.”  

 

Congratulations to the Directors – Elect. Customarily, the Board meets quarterly through the video conferencing. The Directors – Elect please attend the 7/10 Board Meeting so to have a physical meeting.

 

As a friendly reminder to NATPA members, there will be a round table meeting on NATPA affairs Friday (7/8) evening at TACWC/NATPA Annual Meeting, and the Members Meeting Sunday afternoon (7/10). Please join us.  

 

Regards,

James J Y Hsu

 

Please note that Minister of Taiwan’s Economic Affairs (李世光部長) will attend TACWC/NATPA 2016 Annual meeting.  Further updated programs are attached.  

 

 

日期:2016年7月8日(五)5:00 PM ~ 7月10日(日)5:00 PM

地點:Crowne Plaza : 1221 Chess Dr, Foster City, CA 94404

主辨:北加州台灣同鄉聯合會(TAFNC
          
北美洲台灣人教授協會(NATPA
協辦:北美台灣工程師協會(NATEA

 

蔡英文總統新政府剛上任,執政黨國會過半,民主自由照亮了台灣。TACWC將以「發揮台美人能量,點亮台灣」為主題,呼籲北美洲台美人,以他們的經驗及能量,來幫助並促進台灣改革及經濟重振。

 

今年夏令會的節目非常豐富。主題演講講員包括:代表蔡政府宣揚治國理念的官員;林昶佐立法委員;開發網路平台非常成功的第二代Kevin Lin。分組專題討論將邀請專家來廣泛研討:轉型正義、高科技、教育、文化、經濟等悠關台灣改革的議題。年靑人(包括2G1.5G)也會積極參與夏令會,他們以「行銷台灣」到國際的計劃與大家分享。夏令會的餘興節目,我們很高興,已邀請到加拿大Vancouver著名的25人〝蓬萊合唱團〞在星期六午宴後演唱。星期六晚宴後也有小提琴的獨奏及其他表演。

 

2016 TACWC 籌備委員會敬啟

北加州台灣同鄉聯合會 

會長 林政原 Jan-Yung Lin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

北美洲台灣人教授協會 

會長 許正餘 Jang-Yu Hsu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2016 TACWC 籌備委員會 

總召集人 黃東昇 Ed Huang This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

顧問 柯耀宗 Daniel Ko This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


-  3-Day Post-Conference Tours of 2016 Annual Conference

 

Dear NATPA members and friends, 


Please register the post conference tour if you are interested, the seats are limited. The attachment is "Post Conf Tours 501 NATPA.doc". Pre-registration and deposit are needed for singing up this tour. The crown plaza Sunday special rate is also available with this tour.


Registration : GRACE WU < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > Grace cell phone (408)828-1462.

 

Thanks, 

Joe Chou 

Tel. 510-648-7198 

< This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

NATPA-Northern Cal Chapter President

  

 Publications:


 The fears that led UK to leave EU by Jerome Keating 


- 2016-6-28 極光電子報 (attachment)

 

 Other Previous Important Announcements:

 

2016年第2屆「NATPA 廖述宗教授紀念獎」得獎名單公佈 (attachment)

 

 - 第二屆廖述宗教授獎金得獎者出爐!郭忠豪研究「當漢人遇到平埔族」 (民報 & Yahoo

 

NATPA Member Lounge and Membership Directory (Please Log in and Update)

 

Prof. Luby Liao has dedicated great effort to set up the NATPA Member Lounge. We plan to print the membership directory as soon as the member information is updated. Directors and Local Chapter Presidents, please help contact these members in your area and remind them to visit:   http://tomoro.net/natpa/account/login/?next=/natpa/.  Please contact Luby via < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > if you could not find the password from the earlier email to login.

 

- 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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