We lived in Taiwan for eight and one half years from January 2004 to July of 2012. My wife Jane Ingram Allen was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and elected to go to Taiwan on a six month research project. The project was to determine what plants and trees could make paper. During this six months we stayed mostly in Taipei. She requested and received a second Fulbright to continue her research at thirteen additional places in Taiwan. After completing the years research a book was written and major exhibitions held.
I then applied and was hired as a full time native speaker for the Department of Applied English at Hsiuping Institute of Science and Technology in Taichung County. The school later became the Hsiuping University of Science and Technology. After seven years I retired and we returned to the U.S.
We return each year for about three month for Jane to curate the Chinglong International Environmental Sculpture Exhibition. If you would like to know more about Jane’s research work, go to http://www.janeingramallen.com
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