• Chiang Kai-shek Memorial

Gateway to Taiwan

» Gateway to Taiwan

+ - Upcoming Taiwanese Events at Chapman

Moon Festival Celebration: Friday, October 19, 2018 1:00-2:30 p.m., AF 209B&C. In collaboration with the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Taiwanese American Student Association, attend hands-on workshops to enhance your understanding of Chinese language and Taiwanese culture. Learn how to do Chinese blow painting and calligraphy, enjoy music appreciation, a dance performance, and more! Taiwanese refreshments served. RSVP here.

Bird and Water Dancing Ensemble: January 2019, TBD

Lantern Festival and Study Abroad Fair: Celebrate the Chinese New Year; February 19, 2019 10am-2pm Attallah Piazza

Taiwanese Cultural Fair: April 11, 2019, Attallah Piazza

Dance Performance Celebrating Taiwanese-American Hertiage Week: May 21, 2019 - TBA

Taiwan Treats Student Taiwanese art Taiwan dance performance  

+ - Study in Taiwan

Semester Study Abroad at Feng Chia University

Spring 2019 applications are open! Attend a First Steps session by May 1 and complete an application by May 4. Courses in English:

  • AACSB Accredited—Upper and lower-division business courses
  • Chinese language and Asian studies courses

Taiwan Summer Travel Course: CHIN 101A, 102A, 201A, 301A, 399A: Chinese, Culture and Society

Applications for Summer 2018 are now closed. 

For additional information, contact: Professor I-Ting Chao chao@chapman.edu Roosevelt Hall # 261

Take Mandarin and culture courses including Chinese calligraphy, Chinese lanterns, Chop Engraving, Sun Cake Making, Chinese Kung Fu, and more! All students are paired with a local buddy from Feng Chia University. Participate in excursions around Taipei, National Palace Museum, Wanhua Longshan Temple, DaKeng Hiking Trails, Taichung Art Museum Parkway, Feng Chia night market, and more!

Watch this video below made by a student on the Taiwan Travel Course in Summer 2017:

+ - Past Taiwanese Events

Taiwanese Dance Performance, May 2018

Celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week of Orange County with the Da-Guan Dance Theater from the National Taiwan University of Arts.

Taiwanese Cultural Fair, April 2018 

Experience authentic Taiwanese food, play games and enjoy cultural performances

Taiwan and the World Conference, April 2018

Panel topics included Taiwan and the United States, Cross-Strait Relations between China and Taiwan, and Taiwan and Business. Visit here for more information. 

119th LA Golden Dragon Parade, February 2018

In celebrating over one hundred years of tradition, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presented the 119th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown, Los Angeles has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community.

Splendor of Taiwan, May 2017Taiwan Dance

The Da-Guan Dance Theater from the from the National Taiwan University of Arts presented "Splendor of Taiwan," on Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall Auditorium. Attendees were treated to a celebration of Taiwanese Heritage Week through cultural performances. This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Dance and Department of World Languages.

Enchanting Taiwan, April 2012

The Chapman community discovered the culture, beauty and folk customs of Taiwan through the unique photo exhibition, Enchanting Taiwan. 

Individuals gained a deeper understanding of Taiwan nature and culture through photography. These 30 pieces are from Taiwan's top photographers, bringing the viewer closer to a unique perspective of Taiwan. Viewers saw a new perspective on the scenery, folk customs, and cultural diversity of this magnificent landscape.

At the start of this exhibit, the Center for Global Education, Leatherby Libraries, Taiwan Academy, and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles invited the Chapman community to a grand opening cultural event on April 19. This included Taiwanese folk dance and song, Taiwan Puppetry art, and partaking in KINETIC Tai Chi Chuan, Chinese paper art, and Chinese brush calligraphy and painting. Speakers were on-hand to welcome the Chapman community and discuss the importance of Taiwan culture and art.