All the details have been confirmed for the event I'm planning for Su Beng in Manhattan!
Revolutionary in NY: a reading, talk, Q&A with Su Beng
Friday, July 22, 2011
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
214 Sullivan St. #6B
New York, NY 10012
*RSVPs required on eventbrite, click here.
The $5 door fee includes a signed poster that is a replica of the cover of the English-language version of Taiwan’s 400 Year History by Su Beng. In addition, a limited number of books will be available for purchase and signing. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Su Beng Education Foundation, which supports Su’s independence activities in Taiwan. The event is sponsored by Formosan Association for Public Affairs Young Professional Group (FAPA-YPG) of New York and New Jersey.
Catch this rare opportunity to hear Su Beng, a 92 year old revolutionary Marxist from Taiwan talk about his life with his biographer, yours truly, Felicia Lin. Formerly an undercover Chinese Communist agent, and would be assassin of Chiang Kai-shek, Su Beng is here from Taiwan on his first visit to the U.S. in nearly 20 years. He is best known for his lifelong work for Taiwan independence and as the author of Taiwan's 400 Year of History. Hear the true tales of his time in China, his thoughts on the Kuomintang authorities in Taiwan, his years of exile in Japan (1952-1993), his continued activism in Taiwan and his previous U.S. cross country adventures.
6:30pm Registration and check-in
7:00pm Opening remarks
7:30pm Reading of an excerpt from The Conscience of Taiwan: The Memoirs of Su Beng- a work still in progress
8:00pm Discussion/talk between Su Beng and his biographer, Felicia Lin
8:30pm Audience Q&A with Su Beng (translation will be provided)
9:00pm Screening of the trailer of documentary film, Almost Home: Taiwan
I will be reading an excerpt from The Conscience of Taiwan: The Memoirs of Su Beng (a work still in progress) and talking with Su Beng about some of his unconventional life decisions. Q&A will follow. Translation will be provided.
The event will conclude with the screening of the trailer for Almost Home: Taiwan, a road-trip documentary on Taiwanese independence and identity. In the film, filmmaker Victoria Linchong unearths her roots and shines a light on the history and culture of an island long at the center of political debate.
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