TFFB "燒肉粽"電影同樂會 6/23

🐲2020 Dragon Boat Festival Virtual Screening+Forum (Free)🐲
🗓 Forum: 6/23, 2020, 8:00-9:00PM (EDT)
👉 Register for screening/forum: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dragon-boat-festival-special-screening-sio-bah-tsang-forum-tickets-110065478810
This year, Taiwan Film Festival of Boston (TFFB) will present a virtual screening with two Sio Bah-tsàng films around Dragon Boat Festival! Director Ting-Ning Chen (陳定寧) of Binding will also join us later for a forum to discuss these two films, sharing stories from behind the scenes and his journey through a career in filming. We sincerely invite all movie and rice dumpling lovers to attend this event and appreciated these yummy Sio Bah-tsàngs with us and Director Chen!
[📖 Story time: The origin of Dragon Boat Festival and Sio Bah-tsàngs🐲]
Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese: 端午節) is approaching! Celebrated by many Asian countries and Chinese communities, it falls on May 5th of the lunar calendar, which is June 25th this year. Traditionally, the fifth lunar month was considered an unlucky month as it marked the beginning of natural disasters and illnesses expected to continue throughout the summer. In order to get rid of these misfortunes, people would place herbs in front of their houses in hopes that the aromas could help drive away pests and prevent the spreading of vector-borne diseases. The herbs were also believed to be capable of deterring evil spirits with their sword-like shape.

The origins of Dragon Boat Festival come from efforts to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan (Chinese: 屈原). Qu was a poet and well-loved minister in the state of Chu in ancient China. However, Qu was accused of treason and banished by his king due to opposing an alliance with a powerful state. Years later, his home state of Chu was conquered by this alliance. Qu, distraught from the conquest drowned himself in a river. When people heard of the news, they immediately rowed their boats out to the river to try and save him but were too late. To ensure that Qus body wouldnt get eaten by fish in the river, people also packed and dropped rice dumplings (Chinese: 粽子, zongzi; Taiwanese: 燒肉粽, Sio Bah-tsàng) into the river hoping that the fish would eat the rice dumplings instead. Packing and eating rice dumplings, as well as dragon boat racing thus became the main rituals to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival.
Co-host: Harvard GSAS Taiwan Student Association (HTSA)
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- 波士頓台灣龍舟隊簡介
- 賽季資訊及訓練方針介紹
- 現場還有有趣的划船機教學體驗喔!


BTBC 是新英格蘭地區第一支台灣龍舟隊
只要你有熱情及團隊精神, 就來跟我們一起在 Charlestown 碼頭把城市天際線盡收眼底並感受著龍舟上20人同步划槳的衝刺感
今年夏天,期待你的加入,和 BTBC 一起熱血一波!

Are you a team player? Like to be on the water? Have a taste for adrenaline and competitive spirit?
Start your New Year right and come see what Boston Taiwanese Boat Club (“BTBC”) is all about.
Grasp the city skyline from the water and feel the power of 20 paddlers in sync as we surge through the beautiful Charlestown Marina. We are an enthusiastic, fun-filled, and competitive group of people consists of students and working professionals. There’s no better way to have fun exercising than to paddle as a team.
BTBC is the first ever Taiwanese boat club founded in the greater Boston area and we are seeking for committed paddlers to strengthen our team. No prior experience required, we will train you!

Please sign up using the following link if you plan to attend:

Date: 2/29
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: 波士頓僑教中心
90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461 U.S.A.

What to wear: workout attire
What to bring: water bottle


Please save the date for the GBCCA 2020 Annual Banquet!  

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 5:45p-11p
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel 1657 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701


Regular Tickets: $50 per person
Honor Tickets: $60 per person
Make all checks payable to: GBCCA
For tickets please contact:  GBCCA Office at 617-332-0307, Weishan Liu at: 781-801-5066, or email: shan88868@gmail.com

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Ken Liu: 

Ken Liu is an American author of speculative fiction. He has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, as well as top genre honors in Japan, Spain, and France, among other countries.

Liu’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, The Dandelion Dynasty, in which engineers play the role of wizards. His debut collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, has been published in more than a dozen languages. A second collection, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, followed. He also wrote the Star Wars novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

He has been involved in multiple media adaptations of his work. The most recent projects include “The Message,” under development by 21 Laps and FilmNation Entertainment; “Good Hunting,” adapted as an episode in season one of Netflix’s breakout adult animated series Love, Death + Robots; and AMC’s Pantheon, which Craig Silverstein will executive produce, adapted from an interconnected series of short stories by Liu. “The Hidden Girl” and The Grace of Kings have also been optioned for development.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Liu worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. He frequently speaks at conferences and universities on a variety of topics, including futurism, cryptocurrency, history of technology, bookmaking, the mathematics of origami, and other subjects of his expertise.

Liu is also the translator for Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem, Hao Jingfang’s “Folding Beijing,” Chen Qiufan’s Waste Tide, as well as the editor of Invisible Planets and Broken Stars, anthologies of contemporary Chinese science fiction.

Liu lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts

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