UCSD ITASA Conference 2010



It’s been awhile since we’ve updated this site but we just wanted to let you know that the ITASA Conference will be hosted at UCSD next year!

To stay updated on the conference throughout the year, please join the conference facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=119290746326

Our website is currently under construction right now but will be up and running by the fall quarter.

If you are interested in volunteering for the conference in April, feel free to contact any of the conference directors: Jeanette Low, Sonya Kuo, Jeff Mo, Erica Ling 🙂


TASA Banquet 2009 | *Moonlight Serenade*

banquet09 flyer

Our annual end of the year banquet is THE culminating TASA event that you definitely don’t want to miss out on! The theme this year is “Moonlight Serenade,” so bring all your friends for an unforgettable night under the moonlight as we serenade the end of another great TASA year! 🙂

* Semi-formal attire: dress to impress!
* Theme colors: turquoise, black, white, cream, & gold
* Delicious buffet-style dinner hosted at the Bali Hai Restaurant (http://balihairestaurant.com). Buffet features carved Hawaiian baked ham, baked salmon in shoyu butter, and three cheese ravioli!
* Professional photographers to capture all the banquet moments!
* Beautiful view of the San Diego harbor and downtown skyline
* Introduction of the new 2009-2010 TASA cabinet
* New cabinet’s initiation skit/video
* Announcement of the winners of the TASA Video Contest
* Sickkk afterparty! Location TBA
* MEET @ PETERSON LOOP @ 6:30PM for rides!

Ticket prices are only $25 until Saturday, May 23. Buy them before the price goes up to $30!!

BUY HERE: http://base.google.com/base/a/ucsdtasa/5554989/D3064324644476462503

** We will also be giving out awards for people who have stood out this past school year in TASA, yearbook style! Who was TASA’s best dressed? Which member had the most winning smile? Who would you take home to mom?  Also don’t forget to vote for your favorite video from the TASA Video contest!

VOTE HERE: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=clhzU2xFbzBmS2l0d3FhMTR2TkVqSXc6MA


TASA video Contest Flyer 1

The epic “Beauty and the Geek” parody of 2007 and the “TWN101” video of 2008 began a tradition within the TASA cabinet to create funny film shorts that promote TASA and/or relate to the Taiwanese American identity. Making videos not only allowed us to bond and create lasting memories as a group, but also allowed us more opportunities to meet other people (nothing starts off a conversation better than “Hey, weren’t you the LARPER guy?”)

So with so many videos attributed to TASA cabinet, we’ve decided that it’s high time to include the rest of our members! It doesn’t matter whether you’re directing, scriptwriting, acting, editing, or watching the finished product – we encourage everyone to be involved, have fun, and to create lasting bonds and memories with TASA.



  • Some video ideas: vlog, music video, documentary, how-to video, short story, parody, collage, commercial, you name it! Making a video is easy, you could do it on your camcorder, your webcam, or even the video mode on your digital camera. Let’s get those creative juices flowing!
  • Incorporation or reference to Taiwanese culture in some way…either in the story, dialogue, or shot/frame.
  • Storylines are open to anything as long as there is no inappropriate content (R-rated stuff!)
  • This event is not limited to just TASA members…anyone can sign up and submit a video!
  • There will be a prize for judge’s pick! Winners will be announced at our annual banquet during week 9.

OUR PREMIERE IS THURSDAY, MAY 21 WHERE WE WILL SCREEN ALL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS. Come out for a fun night of watching videos made by your own TASA members!

Taiwan Film Festival @ UCSD


UCSD Taiwan Film Festival
May 4-8, 2009
Presented by the UCSD Taiwan Studies Lecture Series
The University of California, San Diego Taiwan Studies Lecture Series is proud to present a festival of recent films from Taiwan. Each evening, from Monday May 4th – Friday May 8th, a documentary and feature film will be screened on the UCSD campus. The event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, May 8th, the event will culminate with the attendance of Director Tom Shu-Yu Lin who will be visiting from Taiwan in order to present his 2008 film Winds of September. Following the screening of Winds of September there will be a question and answer session moderated by Yingjin Zhang, UCSD Professor of Modern Chinese Literature, Cinema and Media Studies and James Wicks, a final-year Ph.D. student currently teaching an undergraduate course on Taiwan Films.

The UCSD Taiwan Film Festival is sponsored by the UCSD Taiwan Studies Lecture Series, which is made possible by an endowment from the Taiwanese American community in San Diego, including the Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego. The endowment was initiated by Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Behavioral Genomics of the UCSD School of Medicine, Ming T. Tsuang, and Associate Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, Charles W. Tu.

Expenses for the festival are also partially supported by the Government Information Office in Taiwan through the Press Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles.

The event will kick off with a reception from 5:30 – 6-30 pm on Monday May 4th. Please join us as we showcase the current state of Taiwan film, art, and culture in conjunction with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week.

The complete film festival schedule and location information:

May 4th (Warren Lecture Hall, Room 2005)
5:30-6:30pm Reception
6:30pm Documentary/Jump Boys(by Yu-hsien Lin/85 min.)
8:00pm Feature/God Man Dog(by Singing Chen/119 min.)

May 5th (Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 109)
6:00pm Documentary/For More Sun(by Jong-wang Lee/95 min.)
8:00pm Feature/Secret(by Jay Chou/102 min.)

May 6th (Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 106)
6:00pm Documentary/Corners(60 min., no subtitles)
7:30pm Feature/Blue Gate Crossing(by Chih-yen Yee/85 min.)

May 7th (Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 109)
6:00pm Documentary/Granma’s Hairpin(by Chu-chen Hsiao/89 min.)
8:00pm Feature/Soul of a Demon(by Chang Tso-chi/126 min.)

May 8th (Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 106)
5:00pm Documentary/Nail(by Ting-fu Huang/45 min., no subtitles)
6:00-7:00pm Reception
7:30pm Feature/Winds of September(by Shu-yu Lin /107 min.)
9:30-10:30pm Q & A with Director Shu-yu Lin

For more information, visit the literature department website at: http://literature.ucsd.edu/news/currentevents/includes/taiwanfilm1.html

New Cabinet Applications


New Cabinet Application

To apply for next year’s cabinet, please print this application out and hand it into Jeanette Low or Jeff Mo. You can also email the application to ucsdtasa@gmail.com. We highly recommend that you take a look at the detailed list of positions before you decide on which position you would like to apply for. Please rank the order of your preference. Cabinet Applications are due Thursday, April 23.

Due to special circumstances, we are also now opening up the Co-President position to all staff members. A private interview will be held with the co-presidents during Week 5. Please do not be deferred from applying for this position – advisers will be available next year to help out. If you are interested in this position, please email us at ucsdtasa@gmail.com and indicate this in the subject line and application

*Please make sure that your email address on the application is correct otherwise you will not be contacted for interviews.

Check here for a list of available Officer Job Descriptions. Updated 04/10/09.

Looking Forward to Spring Quarter!

We hope that everyone had a good time at our Taiwanese Dessert & Movie Night!

Unfortunately, that was our final event of Winter Quarter. But don’t worry, we have lot’s of exciting events coming to you next quarter!

If you haven’t signed up for ITASA yet, you still can! Please visit http://usc.itasa.org/ for more information.


Taiwanese Dessert and Movie Night

Got a sweet tooth or hungry for dessert? Then come to our Taiwanese Dessert and Movie Night this Thursday night March 5!!

We will be cooking a big potful of famous Taiwanese desserts: Sweet Red Bean soup with Tang Yuan as well as Chilled Green Bean soup with Sago! YUMtangyuan
And in our own private theatre, we will be showing the new popular Taiwanese film Cape. No. 7!!
This will definitely be a fun and relaxing event, come have fun before Finals!

When: March 5, Thursday
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Regents La Jolla Clubhouse
Price: $4 Non-members, $2 Members

Go eat dinner first then come join TASA for dessert!

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=136103480371


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