World Premiere: Music Video for “Alishan” from the Island X Album

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to bring you the world premiere of the music video "Alishan"--a collaboration between video production team, Jess Lee & Matt Figler, and Taiwanese American sisters Susan & Emily Hsu. The twin sister duo gained fame in 2009 after their Typhoon Morakot fundraising YouTube video went viral in Taiwan. "Alishan" is first track off their album, Island X. ISLAND X - "ALISHAN" OFFICAL VIDEO from BUBL-T on Vimeo. Producer Jess Lee, also Taiwanese American, together…

Taiwan Soul Photography Competition

The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is hosted annually in San Francisco's Union Square. This year, several of the large booth walls will feature full-sized photo banners that showcase the theme "Taiwan Soul." Here's an opportunity for you to see your beautiful photo printed larger than life for tens of thousands of festival-goers to see! What does "Taiwan Soul" mean to you? HOW TO ENTER: Post your own photo on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563649320563254/ Winners…

Meet Marilyn Fu – Screenwriter for The Sisterhood of Night

Marilyn Fu is a Taiwanese American screenwriter whose latest film "The Sisterhood of Night" has been just begun screening on the film festival circuit and is soon to be released in theaters nationwide and on VOD starting April 10th. Inspired by Steven Millhauser's short story of the same name, "The Sisterhood of Night" tells the story of a group of teenage girls who have formed their own secret society and meets in the forest after dark. When word leaks out in their small-town high school through…

Sunflower Occupation Documentary Tours North America

A year after the historic occupation of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan, a 9-part collaboration documentary has been made featuring the stories and timeline of events during this student-led "Sunflower Movement." The Sunflower Student Movement, driven by a coalition of students and civic groups, protested the passing of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement by the Kuomintang party in the legislature without a clause-by-clause review. The Sunflower image was associated with this massive student…

Apply to be a Formosa Foundation Ambassador

The Formosa Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Formosa Foundation Ambassador Program. For over a decade, this premier Taiwanese American program has provided opportunities for hundreds of college students from Taiwan and the US to experience the effectiveness of political advocacy within the halls of Washington D.C. The Ambassador Program combines in-house training with on-the-ground activist work. Participants in the Program develop the expertise, analytical framework,…

TaiwaneseAmerican.org Presents Four Films at CAAM Fest 2015

Each year, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to support the premier Asian American Film Festival in San Francisco. CAAM Fest, the Center for Asian American Media’s annual festival features not only amazing works in film, TV, and digital media, but now also includes showcases in music and food. This festival is a treasure trove of great Asian American works from established as well as emerging talent. This year, we proudly co-present four films during this 10 day festival. We invite you to…

ITASA West Coast Conference for Collegiate Students

The Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) West Coast Conference is for college students to come together to celebrate all there is to being Taiwanese American and/or Asian American. Join in for three days of fun times with guest speakers, social events, a concert, banquet, and much more! The keynote speaker features The LEGO Movie producer Dan Lin on the topic, "Made in Taiwan: How Being Taiwanese Shaped my Career." What can you expect? - Indulging in authentic Taiwanese…

The 2015 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

The Taiwanese American community is often seen as a privileged one, so we're happy to see that this project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund is targeted towards those youth who need a little helping hand to further their educational opportunities. The 2015 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. Through a competitive application process, the funds are applied toward…

The Food of Taiwan Cookbook: NYC Launch Party & Event

Join Cathy Erway & friends for the exciting launch party & events for THE FOOD OF TAIWAN--the new Taiwanese cookbook (and first from a major U.S. publisher!) releasing March 24th! *UPDATE* "The Taiwanese Table: Cuisine & Identity" panel is now SOLD OUT! For folks who couldn't make it, WNYC (NPR affiliate) will air the show live at this site (embedded video will appear day of).    Tuesday, March 24th @ 7 pm - THE TAIWANESE TABLE: CUISINE & IDENTITY - All-star Taiwanese…

A Lucky Milestone! Follow Us on Facebook!

On behalf of the staff of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, we thank all of you -- our loyal supporters over the years as well as the new friends who have discovered us through our website or social media feeds -- for helping us grow into the largest web and social media site serving the next generation of Taiwanese Americans and our allies! We feel an immense responsibility serving you and highlighting a wide-range of topics, issues, people and news relevant to Taiwanese America. Because of you, we…