Making History: The Story of Su Beng (史明) crowdfundi​ng campaign

Dear NATWA II,

I’m writing because I have some major news about the biography of Su Beng!

On October 26 I launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to complete the biography of Su Beng which I began working on in 2004.  I have felt a greater sense of urgency to complete the biography of Su Beng (史明), as he turns 95 this year or 96- as it would be counted in Taiwan.  

Su Beng t-shirt
Su Beng’s life is the story of the struggle of the people of Taiwan, and, now more than ever before, I believe that telling his story will bring greater international awareness to the situation in Taiwan.
So I have decided that I need to take three months off and to go back to Taiwan to gather the remaining research needed. When I thought about this late last year, I wasn’t sure how I was going to make this happen until I realized that I should reach out to the community and the world at large for support on this. So I decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for me to complete this project.

F.Lin1

My goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the expenses for me to spend 3 months in Taipei 1) to do the additional research needed to complete the book and 2) to produce a short documentary about the life of Su Beng.
Here’s how you can help:
1) WATCH my crowdfunding video here: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory
2) SHARE and spread the word about this (I’ve included a written description below which you can cut, past and share with other by email)
3) CONNECT me with an organization/business/individual who will be able to contribute to my campaign
4) MAKE a personal contribution at: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory or in-kind donation. I will need a place to stay during my 3 month stay in Taipei. So any referrals for low cost housing or sponsorship of housing would be most helpful.
*To make an in-kind donation please contact me at: subeng.biographer{at}gmail.com

My two major expenses are airfare, and 3 months of accommodations in Taipei, so instead of a monetary donation you can make an in-kind donation such as:

1) a discounted flight ticket from New York to Taipei
2) sponsored accommodations for the entire duration or a short portion of my stay in Taipei 
3) suggestions for low cost housing options in Taipei
Important links/contact information
Making History: The Story of Su Beng  crowdfunding campaign: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory
Felicia’s website about Su Beng: www.aboutsubeng.com

Su Beng is a nonagenarian Taiwan independence activist, former undercover Chinese Communist agent, would be assassin of Chiang Kai-shek, historian and author of the book, Taiwan’s 400 Years of History. This encyclopedic, 2000 page plus book, which took about 18 years to write, is the one of the first most comprehensive books on this topic.

It has and still continues to influence generations of Taiwanese activists.

To contact Felicia Lin directly, email her at subeng.biographer{at}gmail.com or call
her at 937-696-9868.
Sincerely,
Felicia Lin
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