TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s founder, Ho Chie Tsai, was recently featured on Taiwan543.net. It’s a relatively new website on a mission to close the gap between Taiwan and the world by showcasing influential individuals/talents in Taiwanese American communities and updating the public with relevant and current news.
Interviewer Jude Chao writes:
Taiwanese Americans have a lot to offer the world, but our community has often gone unrecognized. With the help of sites like TaiwaneseAmerican.org, however, that’s going to change.
Founded in 2006 by Berkeley-based pediatrician and Taiwanese-American community leader Ho Chie Tsai, TaiwaneseAmerican.org features the people, events, organizations, and issues making an impact on our world.
Creating the website was “a natural extension of everything I’ve done in my life,” Ho Chie told me. He had been active in the Taiwanese-American community for years, founding a grade-school-aged summer camp at the Taiwanese American Foundation and launching the first Taiwanese American Students Club at his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ho Chie had already made a point of staying connected to Taiwanese America. “Often,” he said, “my Taiwanese American friends would call me and ask if I knew what events were happening in their area, and more often than not, I would know. When I finally had time after my pediatric residency training, I was sitting at a cafe in Berkeley when the idea for a website to answer my friends’ questions just popped into my head. Within two days, I launched the site.”
And check out Taiwan543.net‘s other articles! They’ve got some great features on folks like actress Lynn Chen, B-boys Instant Noodles Crew, singer-songwriter Dawen, filmmaker Arvin Chen, and many more.