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…

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…

Meet FiscalNote Co-founder Jonathan Chen

As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to present a series of interviews highlighting some accomplished community members who have pursued interesting paths in their professional careers or personal projects. We've selected these individuals particularly because their stories include how a Taiwanese American community organization has shaped their experience or life path. In this first profile, we feature…

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…

“The Sisterhood of Night” movie: Catherine Huang

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1191"] Photo Credit: Caryn Waechter[/caption] The Sisterhood of Night tells the story of a group of teenage girls who form a secret society that gets revealed and misinterpreted in their small town and high school, until a domino chain of events lead to some startling moments of violence and grace--and important truths about the world of young people--especially young women--today. Taiwanese American screenwriter Marilyn Fu talks about "Catherine Huang,"…

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…

Meet Actor Hudson Yang from ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat

I recently met up with Hudson Yang, the young actor who co-stars in the new ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat alongside the first all-Asian American cast since the 1990's TV show All-American Girl. Fresh off the Boat is based on celebrity chef Eddie Huang's memoir of the same title, which recounts the struggles and experiences of his Taiwanese immigrant family living in Orlando through his rise and success as the restauranteur behind the NYC Lower East Side's BaoHaus. Known for their classic…

FASCINOMA: This Musical Taiwanese Cat Can Sing The Beatles

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai catches up with Taiwanese American singer-songwriter Alanna Lin aka Fascinoma as she works on her latest project recording covers of Beatles songs. She has had a strong following since her days performing shows around Los Angeles and since one of her songs became "quasi-famous amongst fans of American Dad on FOX". The ballad, "I'm Walking This Road Because You Stole My Car (Don't Go)," was used for a love scene between a boy and a cat. Seriously, the song is…

Healthy Living and Eating: Advice from Taiwanese American Health Professionals

A few recent publications by 2nd generation Taiwanese American health professionals caught our attention this year so we've compiled a brief interview with each of the authors asking about their background and motivation behind their work. If you're looking for some solid advice on diets, exercise, and proactive healthy lifestyles, check out these titles below! They are available for purchase online through Amazon.com. The Ping Pong Diet by Chris Ko, MD Who are you? I'm a board certified…