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Becoming Taiwan presented at Jerome Keating’s Breakfast club

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott Sommers on February 12, 2011

Ann and I will be presenting our book at the Breakfast Club on February 19. The Breakfast Club is an intellectual group hosted by Dr. Jerome Keating that features guest speakers and discussion covering a wide range of topics. Past speakers have included Dr. Frank Dikötter, Dr. Mark Harrison, and Wendell Minnick. This is the second time I have spoken to Jerome’s group.

Below I have posted the notice about the event that Jerome sent around. You can also find it on Michael Turton’s blog.

We will have our monthly meeting on Saturday February 19th at 10 am.

Presentation: Ann Heylen and Scott Sommers on their new book, Becoming Taiwan: From Colonialism to Democracy

Ann and Scott will both give a summary of their purpose and the aim of the book, as well as the ins and outs and difficulties of editing a work which is a collection of many scholarly papers. Scott Sommers promises to bare all–as regards publishing such.

The venue is the same as it has been for the past months. Time is 10 am.
The meeting location is the restaurant 婷婷翠玉 at 174 AnHe Road, Section Two. (rough translation of name is Tender, Pretty Green Jade.) You will be able to tell the restaurant by the lace curtains on the window–it was used in a TV commercial a while back. (We will have the downstairs room–breakfast cost will range between NT$100 and NT$150. Everyone buys their own) Phone if lost 2736-8510.

Restaurant is between Far Eastern Plaza Mall/Hotel and HePing East Road–about a half a block north of the corner of HePing East Road Sec. 3 and AnHe Road. or a half a block south of Far Eastern Plaza on the AnHe Road side.

Take the MRT Mucha Line to the Liuchangli Station exit there, and walk west on HePing East Road 3/4 of a block till you reach where AnHe Road dead-ends into it.Then go north on AnHe Road; it is a half a block up on the west side of that street.

Or take any bus down HePing East Road and get off at the first stop that is east of Tun Hua South Road. That will put you at the corner of HePing and AnHe.

You can also take a bus down Tun Hua South Road to the stop right across from Far Eastern Plaza and walk over to AnHe Road.
Or if you take the 235 bus east, it turns off of HePing onto AnHe Road and the first stop is right across from the restaurant.

To keep me abreast of headcount; please email me if you plan to attend.



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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by David Reid and Tim Maddog, Taiwanderful. Taiwanderful said: Talk by @scottsommers about his new book "Becoming Taiwan" in Taipei on Sat 19 Feb. […]

  2. Anonymous said, on July 21, 2011 at 1:29 am


    any ideas on which Taiwan universities are good for a degree in Chinese Language or Translation studies?


  3. Scott Sommers said, on September 9, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I’m not sure I have a workable e-mail. Send me an up-to-date e-mail.

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