T A Archives at UCSD
As a tribute to the late Dr. Bob Cheng, the web project he initiated on Taiwanese American Archives is now being moved to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) to expand its operatives and to enhance hyperlink capacities. Over the years, Bob and his team have done our Taiwanese American communities immense (not to mention selfless) services in compiling embarrassingly rich encyclopedic entries of the lives and works of numerous Taiwanese Americans. In recognition of the project’s great value and significant influence, the Cheng Family members decided to set up a foundation, to support its digital transfer and maintenance, aiming to make archival materials available to diverse users and researchers, so as to celebrate on a global scale the remarkable accomplishments of the Taiwanese Americans, on top of cultivating forms of representation in bringing forth transformative visions to help shape the world’s future. Under the aegis of the Cheng Family Fund, Professor Ping-hui Liao, currently Chuan Lyu Endowed Chair in Taiwan Studies at UCSD, is the main person to oversee the progress of migration and eventual integration into the Geisel library’s digital resources. Dr. Liao entertains the idea of drawing on collective editorials to verify and to update bio entries and other modes of information, hoping to reintroduce the website as a Taiwanese American Wikipedia—which is by now more than twenty years old and has increasingly gained credibility in various fields such as medical humanities. He should request your assistance and solicit your guidance once things return to normal. As of now, the TA Archives domain name remains the same, with all materials intact for general access. In a few months, the website may become more integrated, vibrant, and user-friendly. Please stay tuned.
From the T. A. Archives UCSD team