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Global Insights presents: Taiwan

Charmie Chen, Sherry Lin, Eunice Wang, David Liu, Albert Kuo, Andie Liao, and Candice Yu.
April 12, 2018

With over 23 million people and a booming electronic economy, the country of Taiwan boasts an illustrious and beautiful culture of its own. Located on the border of the East China Sea in southeastern Asia, the tropical climate and landscape offer many natural resources, such as coal, natural gases, limestone, and marble. Though Mandarin Chinese is the official language, Taiwanese is also very commonly used throughout the country. Their economy consists of a trade surplus with many countries and their main products include electronics, communication technology, automobiles, and pharmaceuticals. Taiwan experienced its first peaceful transfer of power during the 2000 elections when the Democratic Progressive Party gained control. Back in the 16th century, Portuguese travelers saw this land and referred to it as  Ilha Formosa, which translates to “Beautiful Island.”

Global Insights will feature seven students to present on their experience and the culture of Taiwan. Presenting will be, Charmie Chen, Sherry Lin, Eunice Wang, David Liu, Albert Kuo, Andie Liao, and Candice Yu. They will highlight a wide variety of information on Taiwanese past and current culture, geography, cuisine, the economy, and the daily life of the numerous people who call this great country their home. The presentation will be held, Tuesday, April 24th in the Brennan Rose Room 509 at 11:30 am. A light lunch featuring cuisine from the highlighted country will be served. Registration is required. Click here to register.

This program is being offered by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. For more information, please contact Huey Shi Chew at hueyshi.chew@scranton.edu or 570-941-7575.

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