Harvard Taiwanese Cultural Society is a student-run organization at Harvard College dedicated to promoting the culture and heritage of Taiwan and Taiwanese-Americans. From cultural events like making dumplings (from scratch!) to social events like karaoke to special events like our annual Nightmarket, TCS explores the Taiwanese culture from a variety aspects! Our goal is to enhance awareness of Taiwanese culture and to provide a place for those interested in Taiwan to further develop their understanding.
Vision: To foster a community in which people of all backgrounds can share, explore, and further develop an interest in Taiwanese culture.
Mission: We are a student-run organization at Harvard College dedicated to promoting the culture and heritage of Taiwan and Taiwanese-Americans. One primary quality you'll notice about TCS is our tight knit family-like structure. As one of the most active organizations on campus, TCS puts on many events each semester, sharing the joys and wonders of Taiwanese culture.
What is a TCS sib-fam, you might ask? So, a sib-fam is essentially a smaller group of people within the larger community of TCS as a whole that focuses on providing great opportunities to develop strong relationships in TCS, to foster communities that echo our TCS motto of "Small Island, Big Family" and a place for everyone to surround themselves with good friends and good food. To sign up for one, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie is a junior in Dunster, concentrating in Computer Science. She is active in Women in Computer Science and solves rubik’s cubes, though she does not consider herself very fast. Her other hobbies are like that of an old person- knitting, baking, gardening, biking slowly, and collecting knick-knacks.
Manizha is a junior HEB concentrator living in Winthrop house. She also works at Widener Library in the Phillips Reading Room! Manizha loves meeting new people, photography and reading.
Joy is a senior living in Quincy, the People's House. She is studying electrical engineering, and enjoys exploring new restaurants and reading fantasy and science fiction. Joy is also a member of CHANCE Tutors, Chinatown ESL, HCFA, and occasionally gets schoolwork done as well.
Lloyd is a junior in Winthrop house. Originally from New Haven (relax), he's thinking of concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Women and Gender Studies, but honestly has no idea what he's doing with his life. Lloyd loves eating, bubble tea, and meeting new people!
Michelle is a sophomore in Kirkland. She's originally from sunny Southern California (what is snow? when will it stop raining?) and her concentration is undecided. Michelle enjoys dancing, listening to music (especially Sam Smith), watching TV/ movies, and most importantly eating, as evidenced by her Snap Stories. Michelle's very excited to be part of TCS Board this year and can't wait for all to come in this upcoming school year!
Andy is a sophomore in Mather, who came from Taiwan and also lived in Canada for six years. He's interested in the life sciences, mango shaved ice, and getting to know new people. He also loves to play viola, compete in volleyball, and watch TV shows. He is looking forward to a fun year in in TCS!
Belle is a sophomore in Leverett. She is undecided in concentration because she loves biology as much as she loves history. Originally from California's Bay Area, Belle loves learning new languages, eating, singing, spending time with animals and meeting other people who are also hella chill.
Huey is a sophomore in Adams. He is originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland and is interested in studying biology and economics. Some of his hobbies include playing violin, tennis, frisbee, and ping-pong. Huey has been exposed to Taiwanese culture for most of his life through his grandparents and is looking forward to serving as a freshman representative for TCS!
Andrew is a sophomore in Mather house. He's planning to concentrate in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Medical Anthropology. Born in Taiwan and raised in mainland China, Andrew is intrigued by topics surrounding international relations. He is so excited to meet all of you at TCS events in the near future!
Sarah is a junior in Quincy House, studying History and Science with a focus on the history of medicine. Originally from sunny San Jose, CA, she is also very involved in music, dance, and public health outreach. Sarah loves traveling, spending time with friends, eating good food, watching TV/movies, and is a huge Criminal Minds fan!
Enchi is a junior in Lowell House studying Neurobiology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Born in Taiwan and raised in Boston, she delights in scouring local eateries for good Asian food and traveling to Taiwan and Japan every summer and winter to experience the extremes of heat and cold. Enchi enjoys a wide variety of music and sports and is so excited to meet you all!
Monica is a junior in Dunster House. She’s from Chicago and is concentrating in Chemistry with a possible secondary in Neurobiology. She enjoys reading novels, eating fruit, and traveling to Taiwan.
Rachel is an undeclared sophomore living in Currier. She participates in ballroom and enjoys cooking. Rachel is originally from Michigan and initially got involved with TCS through volunteering at Night Market!
Allison is a freshman in Apley. Her hometown is Kansas City, Missouri and she is interested in electrical engineering. In Allison's free time, you can find her strumming the ukulele, practicing taekwondo, or listening to Beyoncé. She is beyond excited to be a part of TCS!
Alex is a freshman in Canaday and is considering a concentration in Applied Math with an application in biology. He enjoys watching movies, reading non-academic books, following the news, cracking jokes, solving riddles, going to concerts, singing in the car, meeting new people, hearing their stories, and, most importantly, living life (“Life’s for the living so live it or you’re better off dead” – Passenger).
Alex is a freshman in Thayer who plans to concentrate in Computer Science. He is also a member of Harvard China Forum and the Asian American Dance Troupe. Though he grew up in New Jersey, Alex loves visiting Taiwan every summer and is very excited to join the TCS family. In his free time, he enjoys drinking bubble tea, playing piano, and squirrels.
Michelle is a freshman in Matthews and is originally from Cockeysville, Maryland. She is interested in neurobiology, and likes to read, write, and watch TV (Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and Wheel of Fortune) in her spare time. Michelle looks forward to getting to know everyone of TCS!