Showing posts with label Taiwan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taiwan. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Advocacy through MUSIC - An introduction to those Taiwanese pioneers, May 4 in Squirrel Hill


Cafe Philo will host Justin Lin and his talk "Advocacy through MUSIC - An introduction to those Taiwanese pioneers" on May 4.

Advocacy through MUSIC - An introduction to those honorary Taiwanese pioneers

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are excited to introduce audiences to the wide range of sounds and genres the independent and underground Taiwanese music scene has to offer. This event is more than just a musical showcase; it's a platform for pioneering artists who are using their voices to push for social change. Covering a broad spectrum of topics from politics and queer rights to indigenous culture and beyond, these musicians exemplify the power of music as a tool for advocacy and transformation. This event aims to enrich our understanding of the diverse and dynamic narratives that shape our world. Join us as we explore the rich musical landscapes and the compelling stories they tell, celebrating the spirit of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month through the universal language of music.

Come join us at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill (Meeting Room B) for a special event celebrating the incredible impact of Taiwanese pioneers through music. Don't miss this unique opportunity to honor these remarkable individuals and be inspired by their stories. See you there!

The event runs from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill, and free tickets are available online.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Revolving sushi planned for renovated Sushi Atarashi in Robinson, July 2024.


Sushi Atarashi has announced that its Robinson location will get a makeover to include a revolving sushi bar. The location temporarily closed in mid-March and aims to reopen in July. Sushi Atarashi is a small local chain of build-your-own sushi roll restaurants, formerly known as Sushi Fuku, with several locations in the area.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Signage up at Pittsburgh's first Tiger Sugar, Mango Mango locations.


Signage has recently gone up at Pittsburgh's first Tiger Sugar and Mango Mango locations, which will be sharing a storefront in Squirrel Hill. The two dessert chains have been working on the spot that was most recently a beer distributor at 5847-5849 Forbes Ave. (map) since May 2023.

Monday, March 18, 2024

816 《BIG》 Movie Screening + Director's Talk 電影放映會+魏德聖導演座談會, March 31.


The Pittsburgh Taiwanese association will present 816 《BIG》 Movie Screening + Director's Talk 電影放映會+魏德聖導演座談會 on March 31 at Carnegie Mellon University.
Join Pittsburgh Taiwanese Association for this special film screening, featuring an in-person Q&A with Director Wei Te-Sheng!
Doors open at 9:00 and the movie starts at 9:30 am in the McConomy Auditorium in the Jared L. Cohon University Center. Tickets are available online.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Screening of Untold Herstory (流麻溝十五號), in Mandarin with English subtitles, in Lawrenceville on March 2.


The Pittsburgh chapter of Cafe Philo will present a screening of the 2022 film Untold Herstory (流麻溝十五號) on March 2.
Cafe Philo Pittsburgh invites you to watch the movie . Join us on a journey through transitional justice and the ongoing struggle to defend democracy and freedom. unveiled narratives that were intentionally omitted from historical accounts, shedding light on a herstory left unspoken under a dictatorship.
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在228事件的77年後,臺灣解嚴後的第37年,匹茲堡哲學星期五想邀請大家一起來反思、認識當年的沒能開口的故事 —「流麻溝十五號」;其實,我們距離那個年代並沒有那麼遙遠。
The screening and discussions will be in Mandarin, though the movie has English subtitles, and the event runs from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at the Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville. Registration can be made online.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Chinese & English Storytime, at Cooper-Siegel Community Library, March 9.


The next Chinese & English Storytime at Cooper-Siegel Community Library is March 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Explore the Chinese language through bilingual songs, books, and playful experiences. This program is designed for kids in grades preschool - 2nd grade with their caregivers. 
Registration is required and can be completed online. There is a Chinese & English Storytime scheduled for April 3 and May 11 as well. The Cooper-Siegel Community Library is located at 403 Fox Chapel Rd. (map).

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Screening of Untold Herstory (流麻溝十五號) in Lawrenceville with Cafe Philo, March 2.


Cafe Philo will present a screening of the 2022 film Untold Herstory (流麻溝十五號) on March 2.
在228事件的77年後,臺灣解嚴後的第37年,匹茲堡哲學星期五想邀請大家一起來反思、認識當年的沒能開口的故事 —「流麻溝十五號」;其實,我們距離那個年代並沒有那麼遙遠。
The screening and discussions will be in Mandarin, though the movie has English subtitles, and the event runs from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at the Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville. Registration can be made online.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Lunar New Year Celebration for Children, February 10 at Monroeville Public Library.


The Monroeville Public Library will host a Lunar New Year Celebration on February 10.
A new year does not start for all people around the world at the same time. Learn about Lunar New Year with stories, games, crafts, and activities. No registration is needed for this free event.
The free event runs from 10:30 to 11:30, and no registration is required. The Monroeville Public Library is located at 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd. (map).

Thursday, February 1, 2024

No parade this year, but Squirrel Hill Lunar New Year event planned for February 24.



The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition will be hosting a Lunar New Year event on February 24, featuring a Lion Dance at 2:30 pm at the Post Office parklet.
Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Uncover Squirrel Hill will be celebrating the Year of the Dragon, year 4721, at the Post Office Parklet! After the Dragon Enters the Gate at 2:30, the lion will visit local businesses to exchange Hong Bao (red envelope). It will be an afternoon of prosperity and good fortune! We hope to see you there.
There will be no parade up Murray Ave. this year, but organizers hope for a return in 2025.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Chinese & English Storytime, at Cooper-Siegel Community Library, February 10.


The next Chinese & English Storytime at Cooper-Siegel Community Library is February 10.
Explore the Chinese language through bilingual songs, books, and playful experiences. This program is designed for kids in grades preschool - 2nd grade with their caregivers. 
Registration is required and can be completed online. There is a Chinese & English Storytime scheduled for March 9, April 3, and May 11 as well. The Cooper-Siegel Community Library is located at 403 Fox Chapel Rd. (map).

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Wei Lai coming soon to North Hills in old Ting's Kitchen spot, serving dim sum, bubble tea, and other Chinese dishes.


A new Chinese restaurant and bubble tea place, Wei Lai, will open soon in McIntyre Square in the North Hills, in the spot formerly occupied by Ting's Kitchen (map). Translating to "future" in Chinese, menu includes dim sum, bubble tea, and other Chinese dishes, and ownership is aiming for a March opening. 
🍜 Exciting News for Foodies! 🍵 WEI LAI is coming soon to the North side near Ross Park Mall! 🎉
At WEI LAI, where Cantonese dim sum meets Taiwanese noodles and boba milk tea. Opening in early March, we'll have dine-in and take-out options for everyone around Pittsburgh!
Stay tuned for delicious updates! 🥢

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Pitt Lunar New Year Celebration, February 9.


The University of Pittsburgh's Chinese Program and Chinese Language and Culture Club will host a Lunar Year Year Celebration on February 9.
Come join the Pitt Chinese Program and the Chinese Language and Culture Club to celebrate the Spring Festival with calligraphy (Spring couplets), games, papercutting, snacks, milk tea, and prizes.
The event runs from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Kurtzmann Room of the William Pitt Union, and is open to the public.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Taiwanese chain Wushiland Boba's first Pittsburgh location now open.


Wushiland Boba is now open in Pittsburgh, on S. Craig St. near the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon campuses. During this soft opening period it is open from 12 to 7 pm.  
Where It All Began
In 1994, Wu-Shih-Lan started its first “Hand-Shaken Tea” store in Tainan, one of the major cities in Southern Taiwan. The commitment of using the best and authentic ingredients led to an exponential popularity growth. Wu- Shih-Land soon successfully expanded its brand and became a leading beverage company in Taiwan. Across the Pacific Ocean- A Taste from Taiwan.
 
Across the Pacific Ocean- A Taste from Taiwan 
With the desire to share our classic Taiwanese taste to the world, we started our journey in North America. Today, we proudly serve our customers fresh hand-made tea everyday in five locations in Southern California. Our first store OO Tea opened in San Diego, California in 2016, followed by the second store, Wushiland Boba opened in San Gabriel, California in 2017. Recently, three stores were launched in Westfield shopping centers. Come visit us and enjoy a taste of Taiwan without needing to travel thousands of miles away. 
Signage first went up for the new bubble tea place in October. It is located at 300 S. Craig St. (map), where Fuku Tea opened its second location in July 2020. The operator of this Wushiland is the Director of Operations of Fuku Tea and Atarashi Sushi, the latter an offshoot of the Sushi Fuku that had a few locations in Oakland and that opened Fuku Tea in 2015.
via @WushilandBobaUSA

Thursday, January 11, 2024

University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library Open House, February 7.


The University of Pittsburgh University Library System will host an East Asian Library Open House on February 7.
Come join the University Library System's East Asian Library for an open house featuring a selection of rare and unique East Asian materials from Library's Archives & Special Collections.

Librarians from the East Asian Library will also be onsite to share information and resources available to the Pitt community and beyond.
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Monday, January 1, 2024

21 Asian restaurants and eateries coming soon, or maybe not quite so soon, to Pittsburgh.

via @parisbaguetteus

Since 2011, PennsylvAsia has documented the Asian restaurant openings (and closings) in the Pittsburgh area. In August, we looked at the 15 biggest names coming soon (or not-so-soon) to the area, taking a page from the local news outlets that seemed to find success posting lists from PennsylvAsia scoops. Now, at the start of 2024, let's take a look at a list of the 21 biggest Asian restaurants coming in the near or distant future. Some of these are repeats from the summer, if progress has been slow, while others are recently new developments. The additions will certainly be welcome in the area: new bakeries and dessert spots, more dim sum, five Korean BBQ places this year, for example, and of course more bubble tea. We are also attracting a number of national and international chains, which is a testament to the growing power of Pittsburgh's food scene, since these places were content with overlooking Pittsburgh over the last decade or two. Let's dig in . .

Monday, December 18, 2023

Beginner and Intermediate Level Adult Mandarin Classes at Tzu-Chi Academy Pittsburgh, starting January 4.


Tzu-Chi Academy Pittsburgh will offer its next session of Beginner and Intermediate Level Adult Mandarin Classes on Sundays starting Janary 4.
Location: South Hill Middle School

Class time: every Sunday from 10-12:45 pm (1st Term 1: 1/14-4/7 2nd Term: 9/15-12/8)

Tuition: $120/term (Referral discount: $20 off for you and the referred one); $240 for 2 terms
Tuition includes: Textbook + Workbook

Seats are LIMITED! We will only take 16 students (beginner level 8 people; intermediate level 8 people )

Please note: It is recommended to register 2 terms because we will continue the study from 1st term to 2nd terms
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Though classes have been offered here before, the Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning - Tzu Chi Academy Pittsburgh is a new project:
In 2024, the Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning-Tzu Chi Academy Pittsburgh was established, thanks to generous funding from the Taiwan Overseas Community Affairs Council. Individuals aged 18 and above are warmly invited to join us on this language-learning adventure!

Embark on an extraordinary linguistic journey by learning Chinese! Because of this incredible support, we’ve crafted an environment that goes beyond language acquisition—it’s an adventure into the heart of Mandarin-speaking culture. Seize the opportunity to not just learn a language, but to unlock a world of possibilities and enrich your personal and professional journey. Don’t miss out on the chance to thrive in a community where language and culture converge seamlessly. Join us and let the language of opportunity be your guide!
Please note, space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed online. South Hills Middle School is located at 595 Crane St. in Beechview (map).

Friday, December 15, 2023

Taiwanese chain Wushiland Boba to open Pittsburgh location in Spring 2024.


In October we wrote about Taiwanese chain Wushiland Boba preparing to open its first chain in Pittsburgh, on S. Craig St., and today the chain announced it aims to open in Spring 2024. It will be located at 300 S. Craig St. (map), where Fuku Tea opened its second location in July 2020. The operator of this Wushiland is the Director of Operations of Fuku Tea and Atarashi Sushi, the latter an offshoot of the Sushi Fuku that had a few locations in Oakland and that opened Fuku Tea in 2015.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Dr. Robin Visser and talks on Questioning Borders: Ecoliterature of China and Taiwan at CMU and Pitt, November 30.

Dr. Robin Visser will be in Pittsburgh speaking on her new book, Questioning Borders: Ecoliterature of China and Taiwan, at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh on November 30. The talk at CMU will run from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in 340 Posner Center (map):
Robin Visser is professor and associate chair of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will talk about her new book, Questioning Borders: Ecoliterature of China and Taiwan. Published by Columbia University Press in 2023, the book engages with the intersection of ethnic minorities and environmental studies in modern China from a comparative, interdisciplinary, and global context. The talk will be of interests to a broader spectrum of CMU scholars, such as those who work on environmentalism, ethnicity, postcolonialism, indigeneity, and social injustice.

The title of her Questioning Borderstalk at CMU is “Indigenous Ecological Knowledge in Literature of Inner Mongolia, China.” The following is the abstract of her talk:

Indigenous knowledge of local ecosystems often challenges settler-colonial cosmologies that naturalize resource extraction and the relocation of nomadic, hunting, foraging, or fishing peoples. In this talk, I present findings from my book, Questioning Borders (Columbia UP, 2023), which analyzes relations among humans, animals, ecosystems, and the cosmos in ecoliterature by Han and non-Han Indigenous writers of China and Taiwan. I start by theorizing relationality, indigeneity, and ecological civilization, then present a case study comparing literary works by Mongol and Han writers of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China. I argue that Jiang Rong’s best-selling novel Wolf Totem (狼图腾2004) manifests “Hanspace” imperial cosmologies in contrast to the shamanistic cosmologies in Guo Xuebo’s fiction (Sand Burial 沙葬, 1988; Desert Soul 大漠魂1996; Moŋgoliya 蒙古里亚, 2014), which conveys a post-extinction world governed by what Elizabeth Povinelli (2016) terms “geontopower.”
The talk at the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center begins at 4:00 pm in 4130 Posvar Hall (map).

Saturday, November 11, 2023

enkompas Technology Solutions hiring Bilingual (English and Mandarin) Project Manager.

enkompas Technology Solutions is hiring a Bilingual (English and Mandarin) Project Manager.
Bilingual (English and Mandarin) Project Manager - UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service)
Location: Remote (within the United States), with availability during National Standard Time in Taiwan
Contract: Duration: 5 to 6 months
Compensation is commensurate with experience

Overview:
We are seeking a highly skilled and bilingual Project Manager specializing in Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) for a short-term contract. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management, fluent Mandarin language skills, and hands-on experience with UCaaS projects. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in coordinating and managing project activities, ensuring successful project delivery, and maintaining effective communication with stakeholders.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

English Mandarin Language Social Hour, October 25 at Pitt.



Credit:  LRB: 安平影像 (风光), via @tongbingxue

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center and the English Language Institute will present an English Mandarin Language Social Hour on October 25.
A language and cultural exchange between Pitt language learners and international speakers. Lunch provided.
The event runs from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Global Hub on the first floor of Posvar Hall (map), and is open to members of the Pitt community. Registration is required.

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