Dear Loyal Supporters of TSAUK:
In case you wondered where we've been since the last (hugely successful according to the opinion poll) Christmas Millennium Da-Bai-Bai Party (together with your membership fee), we havn't run away with the money!!! There are a series of events coming up now, one after another, you won't even be able to catch up!!
Ok, ok, ok! enough of bluffing and advertisement... so what have we got in stock for you demanding lot? "New Year Party!", some of you shouted. Hey, being an "alternative" student society in spirit, we'll do something more imaginative this year. But we'll keep the detail of the party secret for the moment, just get you diary out and write on the 19th of Feb. "Fun with TSAUK!" (hint hint: it's 15th of Jan in the Lunar calendar...)
BUT before then, we've got something even more alternative!! Check this out:
"A Taiwanese Newspaper boy in Tokyo"
novel, video, and music about Yang-Kuai
Time: 2pm, 12th Feburary, 2000
Venue: College Hall, Malet Street (opposite to ULU, University of London Union, near Waterstone)
Nearest Tube station: Goodge Street
(there will be a pick-up service at the station from 1:30 to 1:45pm if you can't find the place, try calling 0498 904 821 for rescue service)
Organiser : TSAUK
Fee: Absolutely FREE!!! (unless you wanna donate...)
Note: We strongly recommend you to get a copy of the short story beforehand for a quick read. And how do you get one? Simply reply to this e-mail with a note "hey man, I'm interested" and we'll post the short story to you. couldn't be simpler, right?
What is the event about anyway?
"A Taiwanese News Boy in Tokyo" is a short story written 70 years ago by Yang-Kuai, a Taiwanese student studying in Tokyo then, who later on became an important writer in our history. Writing both with his pen and plough, he is not the sort of writer who locks himself up in his room for his classic-three-volume-masterpiece that no body reads. On the contrary, he reaches into the common people, do all sorts of hard labour with them, and writes in the language of everyday people.
In case you are scared away by anything remotely related to literature, we sincerely invite you to come along because it's not going to be one of those boring seminars. We'll watch a heartwarming documentary (brought from Taiwan of course) about Yang-kuai's life and listen to this CD of a concert in memory of him. And it's NOT a orchastra concert with classical music, all the songs are played live by young singers of our age (from Crystal Record) who wrote the songs after reading Yang-kuai's novels.
Anyway, this message is getting (or already) too long, just come along la !!!! Oh and bring all your mates! "Good things should be shared with good friends!"
tel: 0498 904 821