Shao Yu (Dora) Tseng: Taiwan

Shao Yu (Dora) Tseng: Taiwan

GCC alum Shao Yu (Dora) Tseng gives a presentation on her native home of Taiwan, an island country in the Pacific whose name was made famous in 2020. Only 80 miles away from China—where Covid-19 exploded—Taiwan has remained Covid-free for over 200 days and has had huge success in combating the global pandemic. Under the leadership of its first female president, Tsai Ying Wen, the country has shown the world its strength and perseverance. While there are rising cases in other countries and waves of lockdowns, people in Taiwan enjoy the lifestyle where children still go to school, parents go to work, restaurants remain open, concerts are being held, sports events are scheduled and so much more that we took for granted in pre-Covid times.

How on earth did this island country manage to be such a success? Who is the leader of Taiwan that made it to the top 100 influential people of 2020? This presentation on Taiwan is going to give you a quick yet broad grasp of the history, culture and government of Taiwan. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92210235625.

Dora moved to the States seven years ago and started her academic career at Greenfield Community College. After earning her associate degree, she transferred to UMass and graduated with a bachelor degree in sociology and minor in education. Dora is now working on her masters degree in Higher Education, while working as a consumer manager at Disability Services at UMass Amherst and as one of the co chairs of the Graduate Workers’ Union (GEO).