Register for TANG East Coast Conference

Taiwanese American Next Generation (TANG) is dedicated to the development of Taiwanese Americans from middle-school to young professionals. In 2003, TANG was formed under TACEC (Taiwanese American Conference – East Coast) to create a formal program for future Taiwanese American youth. TANG’s programs are centered around four themes: identity, community, growth, and family. Each summer, TANG hosts a summer conference parallel with the Taiwanese American Conference -East Coast (TAC-EC). Date/Time:…

Formosa Prix Fixe Menu: An Adventure in Taiwanese Cuisine

Every once in a while, our readers ask us where to find the best Taiwanese food. Well, we don't have the best answer to that question yet, but today, we offer you the next best thing: Websites and Blogs that explore the finest in Taiwanese cuisine! We sent the interns (and our mascot) of TaiwaneseAmerican.org off on a mission to scour the web and find five websites that piqued their interest and taste buds. Here's what they came back with! Check out some of the website links and decide for yourself.…

Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Seminar Event in Florida

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011 Time: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Location: Roger's House Address: 16806 NW 83 Court, Miami Lakes, FL 33016 Hosted by: TJCC Miami Chapter (Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce - Miami) Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204112579627993 Join Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Miami Chapter as they share their knowledge of the real estate business. Fang and Keith Oliver will be presenting a seminar on "First Time Home Buyers" and "How to Start Your…

First FORMOSArt Exhibition in Pomona, CA

Join Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles at the opening reception of their first official FORMOSArt Exhibition - The People of Today, the Memories of Tomorrow. Date: Saturday, June 18- Sunday, June 26th, 2011 Time: 4-9:30 pm Opening Reception: June 18th, 2011 from 6 pm-9 pm Location: Museum X of Contemporary Art Address: 1458 W. Holt Ave, Pomona, CA Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155552221178535 Admission: General: $10 Students: $8 (with valid student…

Erin Li Brings Filmmaking and Storytelling to Life

Guest correspondent Timothy Tau recently met with fellow filmmaker Erin Li at the 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). Erin’s film, L.A. Coffin School, which stars Elizabeth Sung, Michelle Krusiec, Jerry Ying, Megan Lee Angela Ai and Danni Lang, had the rare honor of being selected as one of the ten films sponsored by a Visual Communications “Armed With A Camera” Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists. All ten films screened as part of the “VC Digital Posse Ver. 2011” Program…

Meet Christina Yao, Director of “Empire of Silver”

TaiwaneseAmerican.org guest correspondent Annie Tung interviews Taiwanese American director Christina Yao, director of "Empire of Silver." Set in 1899, "Empire of Silver" follows the story of a carefree young man who must prepare to take over his family's Chinese banking empire. The film stars Aaron Kwok, Jennifer Tilly, and Lantian Chang. It has won 19 prestigious festival awards around the world including "Best Director" at the Shanghai International Film Festival. The film opens nationwide…

Interview with Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Director of “Almost Perfect”

By Timothy Tau, Guest Contributor I am here with Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, whose feature film “Almost Perfect” (2011) (which she wrote and directed), starring Kelly Hu, Edison Chen, Ivan Shaw, Christine Chang, Tina Chen and Roger Rees, will be screening at the 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) as the Festival Centerpiece Presentation. As a fellow Taiwanese American filmmaker also with a film screening at LAAPFF, I got the opportunity to have Bertha answer some questions about…

Benjamin Shih – Not Your Ordinary Taiwanese American

Taiwanese American lawyer and National Guardsman goes to London and ends up learning from one of the best bartenders there. He returns to New York and opens two of his own establishments, the Royal Oak and Sweet Ups, in New York's hipster Williamsburg neighborhood. Now, his third venture is a high-end classic French speak-easy serving drinks such as Whisky Tango, Toussaint Rouge, and... Taiwan Beer. Yep. The one and only, Taiwan Beer. And, that's how Benjamin Shih, co-owner of the…

Not Your Ordinary Sunday

Article by: Samantha Lai, freshman at UC Berkeley For a group of people who haven’t spent a lot of time together, much less on public transit, we had a remarkably good time getting acquainted with one another and Los Angeles Times writer Rong-Gong “Ron” Lin II on our August 15 trip in Downtown LA. Time seemed to pass by so quickly, but I know I will not soon forget TACL/JIP’s exciting excursion to meet Ron Lin at the LA Times headquarters. Ten interns met our coordinator Emily…

Letter of Advice from One Intern to Another

Founded in 1988, the North American Taiwanese Women's Association (NATWA) originally served the 1st generation "moms" of our community. Over the subsequent decades, this progressive and forward-thinking non-profit organization grew to more than 1,000 members in America and Canada with fourteen local chapters. Now, with the emergence of the 2nd generation, a core group of visionary leaders has created a young professional arm called NATWA II. The purpose of NATWA II is three-fold: (1) to establish…