Visiting with Su Beng in Taipei (April 2015)

My trip to Taiwan earlier this month was very short. I was only able to spend one week in Taipei, which is a quite a contrast from my visit last year. 

But I'm glad that I was able to make it for the last screening of Su Beng, The Revolutionist and to spend some more time with Su Beng. 

Su Beng still has many frequent visitors. While I was there he had this group of young people over for lunch.

Lunch was curry chicken and boy was it every yummy! Special thanks to Bin Hong who did most of the preparation for this delicious dish.

I had a chance to sit down and interview him with some translation assistance from my friend Michelle.

I also talked to him about the revised English version of Taiwan's 400 Year History, and the possibility of publishing the revised English version in print. I'm already working on the ebook version. 

Plans for the DVD version of the documentary film, Su Beng, the Revolutionist are underway. Japanese and English subtitles being worked on. Lihkuei Chen, the director of the film Su Beng, The Revolutionist and the crew who will be working on the English subtitles also paid Su Beng a visit.

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Su Beng was also interviewed by German journalist Klaus Bardenhagen (of Taiwan Reporter), with the translation assistance of Gunter Whittome. Klaus is working on a book about independence movements worldwide and he's working on a chapter about Taiwan. Klaus and I have actually met virtually- through my Making History crowdfunding campaign. What a pleasant surprise it was for us to meet that day because I didn't know beforehand that it was Klaus who was coming to interview Su Beng that day!

After the interview we had pizza and beer for lunch.

  Film director Colin Chou,   translator Gunter Whittome and   Klaus Bardenhagen   (of Taiwan Reporter).

Film director Colin Chou, translator Gunter Whittome and Klaus Bardenhagen (of Taiwan Reporter).

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And then before I knew it, it was time for me to leave Taipei and head back to New York. It's always hard to leave, but this time seemed especially difficult. It makes me feel like I'm going to have to come back again on a regular basis.