Meet H. E. Jason Yuan of The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office

Many thanks to loyal HCW member David Klaus for arranging this event. This event will be held at Twin Oaks and a limited number of members can attend.


6:30-7:00: Guest Check-in (No one will be admitted without a paid reservation and please be prompt. NO WALK-INS)

(Positively no walk-ins and please, business attire only.)  

7:00 pm. Sit-down dinner for 60 guests

8-9:00pm The Ambassador will address the Harvard Club followed by Q and A.



$40.00 for members and their guests. *Business Attire Required.. Positively no jeans.



Personal Information

Date of Birth: February 1, 1942

Family: Married to Margaret Yuan with two children, Billy and Alice


Current Position

Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

(August 2008 to Present)




Representative, KMT-PFP Representative Office, U.S.A.


Vice Chairman, NGO Affairs Committee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.


Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, U.S.A.


Ambassador of the Republic of China to Panama


Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada


Director General, Department of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.


Deputy Director & Director, Congressional Liaison Division, Coordination Council for North American Affairs, Office in the U.S.A.


Assistant & Acting Naval Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of China in the U.S.A.




Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Park University, Missouri, U.S.A.


U.S. National Security Management Certificate, U.S. National Defense University, Washington, DC, U.S.A


M.A. in Business and Public Administration, Southeastern University, Washington, DC, U.S.A.


PBA Program Certificate, National Chengchi University, R.O.C.


B.A. Chinese Naval Academy, R.O.C.



Order Vasco Núñez de Balboa en el Grado de Cruz, Republic of Panama (1998)

Foreign Service Medal, R.O.C. (1986 & 1994)

Scholarship Medal, R.O.C. (1974)

If you’ve ever been inside Twin Oaks estate, that massive mansion in Cleveland Park on Woodley Avenue NW between Wisconsin and Connecticut avenues, you are in rare company: it’s the largest privately owned estate in D.C. that doesn’t house the president, and it’s only open to the public for special events. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) runs Twin Oaks now, using it to host Taiwanese diplomatic and cultural events. This year, TECRO is commemorating the 120th anniversary of Twin Oaks. DCist had the chance to visit Twin Oaks last Friday for the celebration and speak with Taiwanese Ambassador Jason Yuan about his experiences in D.C., Taiwan-China-U.S. relations, and Taiwan's connection with National Geographic.

In 1888, Gardiner Green Hubbard, first president of the National Geographic Society, purchased the estate’s 18 acres for $30,000. He designed and built the house in early Colonial Georgian Revival style — today, it is the only example of that architectural style in D.C.

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