About Duke TSA

Duke Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) was started a few years ago with the goal of uniting the Taiwanese and Taiwanese American undergraduate students at Duke University. Since then, we have expanded from a scattered group of a few individuals to a much larger, social circle. We work toward promoting the Taiwanese culture among Duke students as well as providing some comfort for those far away from home. We enjoy celebrating traditional holidays such as Moon Festival, Lunar New Year, and Dragon Boat festival with the typically associated foods like moon cakes, hot pot, and bamboo leaf rice pyramids. We also love singing karaoke and playing Taiwanese games like Taiwanese Monopoly and Mah Jong (麻將). Furthermore, Duke TSA is very active in the Duke community, participating in the annual International Food Festival and Springternational, as well as collaborating with other Duke groups such as the Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korean Student Associations. Duke TSA maintains a close relationship with the graduate TSA and often plan joint events in Taiwan and at Duke. Currently, we are working towards expanding the range of activities presented by TSA. We want to promote educational and political events, bringing speakers to Duke to hold discussion panels and film screenings. Duke TSA would also like to play a role in creating a network among the Taiwanese Americans in the North Carolina Triangle Area as well as in the South, including other colleges like Emory and Georgia Tech. After planning the largest Taiwanese student conference on the East Coast in February, we have a new energy that we hope will give TSA more of a presence on campus and in the community.