Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Celebrate Friends and Family!

The staff of TaiwaneseAmerican.org wishes you, our global family, a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Also known as the Tuan Yuan (團圓, family reunion) Festival and the Moon Festival, because of the bright full moon of the season, it symbolizes the happiness, unity, and harmony of family. This holiday is celebrated in Taiwan and throughout Asia on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, so this year, it lands on September 27, 2015! It's an occasion for outdoor BBQs and reunions…

TaiwaneseAmerican.org Co-presents FOTB and Baby Steps at CAAMFest San Jose

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to support CAAMfest San Jose, the Bay Area's Asian American Film Festival for the South Bay, organized by the Center for Asian American Media. The festival has a history of presenting amazing works in film, TV, and digital media. TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to co-present two programs: Opening Night: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on Friday, September 18, 2015 @ 7:00pm Feature Film: BABY STEPS on Saturday, Sept 19, 2015 @ 2:30pm Screening location: Camera…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Immersive

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION My journey soon took me from Taipei in the north all the way down to Kenting in the south. After a one and half hour ride on the high speed rail into Zuoying, it was off to see the beauty of Kenting. One slightly bumpy two hour bus ride later, I found myself standing on the southern beaches of Taiwan, where the light ocean breeze carried the fresh scent of sea salt and sounds of crashing waves. I was stunned by how blue the ocean looked since I’ve grown up…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Potato Twists

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION Ahhh yes, Shilin Night Market (士林夜市). Among my friends, it’s probably one of the most frequently recommended destinations for anyone visiting Taipei. And definitely for good reason too. Despite the crowded alleyways that seem like huge labyrinths for people like me unfamiliar with the area, it’s enjoyable to seemingly get lost among the hundreds of stores and vendors that line the market, selling everything from your favorite Taiwanese street food, to…

Introducing Treya

Meet Treya -- a Brooklyn-based musician recently discovered by Amazing Artists USA. From the moment you hear her sing the first note, the warmth and strength of her uniquely textured voice will resonate with your soul. Her "voice is compared to Fiona Apple, Billie Holliday and Nina Simone. [She...] has the power to move audiences to tears with her dynamic range, emotional depth, and grace." Amazing CEO Paul Campbell signed her as the very first Amazing Artist, after which her first major show…

David Li-Wei Chen Introduces his Handbook of Romanized Taiwanese & Hokkien

As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to continue with our series of interviews highlighting some accomplished community members who have pursued interesting paths in their professional careers or personal projects. We launched these interviews during Taiwanese American Heritage Week, and we’ve selected these individuals particularly because their stories include how a Taiwanese American community organization or experience has shaped their experience…

Midnight Carnival: A Film Project by Chung Wei Huang

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Monica Chenglo chats with Chung Wei Huang, the director of Midnight Carnival, a new film project in the works. Her Kickstarter video caught our attention because of the sample film footage with a captivating storyline involving a Taiwanese girl who runs away from Taiwan and finds work at a carnival. Based off her personal life experience, the script reveals a flavor for what it’s like to chase after an “American Dream” from a youthful perspective. Above all, the…

NYC’s Taiwanese American Cultural Festival: Passport to Taiwan

It's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate the Taiwanese American community by joining them at the largest festival of its kind in New York City. At the Passport to Taiwan event each year, participants can sample local delicacies from in Taiwan, observe dough figurine makers and calligraphy masters at work in the arts & crafts area, learn about various organizations and agencies, play children’s games, learn about traditional Taiwanese toys in the interactive…

Breaking Barriers: Alvina Ling, Editor-in-Chief for Little, Brown Book for Young Readers

To have a career that you love is an achievable feat. Alvina Ling, editor-in-chief for Little, Brown Book for Young Readers shares her insights on how she found her calling. She has helped publish over 100 children books and continues to introduce great stories for all readers. Better yet, she illuminates what a career in the book publishing industry is like--and how to embody what you believe in through your work! As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, TaiwaneseAmerican.org…

Taiwanese Aborigines Culture Tour throughout America

"Finding Us: The Real Face of Taiwanese Aborigines" A cultural dance performance showcasing musical pieces from seven aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. The group is currently on a multi-city USA tour to promote Taiwanese Aborigines culture. Schedule: HOUSTON May 16, 2015, Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Asia Heritage Society of Houston 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004 May 16, 2015, Saturday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Taiwanese Community Center 5885 Point West, Houston TX 77036 May…