Love Boat Taiwan Movie Screening . Feb 15

lb taiwan Pete


  • Saturday, February 15th from 6-8pm in Emerson 101 
  • TAIWAN, followed by a Q&A session with the writer/producer/director Valerie Soe! 
  • Be sure to check out the trailer here and RSVP on Facebook here.
  • Dinner and good conversation will be provided!


Valerie Soe, LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN’s writer, producer and director is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and writer. Since 1986 she has produced more than 22 short films and documentaries that have exhibited at venues such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum, on cable and broadcast television, and at film festivals worldwide. Soe is a Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.
LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN looks at the allure of the Taiwan Love Boat, one of the longest running summer programs in the world, where college-aged Taiwanese Americans get closer to their history, their culture and each other. Throughout its history the Love Boat has served a multitude of roles: as a diplomatic tool for Taiwan's government, as a means of reigniting interest and connection to Taiwan among diaspora Taiwanese, and as a site for romance for young Chinese Americans and Taiwanese Americans. LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN explores the ways that the government of Taiwan used this unique "soft power" program to promote Taiwan around the world, and how it permanently affected the lives of many Asian Americans, reflecting on Taiwan's history as well as the history of the Asian American community.