Jeremy Lin One Step Closer to NBA Contract

[caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Lin is in discussions for a contract from 3 teams."][/caption] The word around the NBA summer league is that former Harvard basketball standout, Jeremy Lin, is in serious talks with the Dallas Mavericks, the Los Angeles Lakers, and one other team for a spot on an NBA roster or the Development League. Dallas was the only team to offer Lin a spot on a summer league roster. Lin has averaged 8.0 points, 2.0 assists, and 2.3 rebounds…

Can and cannot

I can cook. I can marinate salmon filets, roast a turkey, make focaccia bread, but I do not know how to whip up a dish of bamboo shoots or beef noodle soup. To my mother, I do not know how to cook. Whenever I made dinner for the family, there would always be some criticism. “Mmm,” everyone would say, except my mother. “This needs some green some color. If you cooked bell peppers and broccoli and put it here and here on the plate it would be beautiful.” Once, I had some fine noodles…

U.S. Representative Calls for Full Membership for Taiwan in International Organizations

The Formosan Association for Public Affairs, our community's Washington, DC-based Taiwan advocacy organization, issued the following statement today announcing a call-for-support from Congressman Scott Garrett who serves on the bi-partisan Taiwan Congressional Caucus. “Meaningful Participation” undermines the country’s sovereignty On June 22, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) inserted an extension of remarks in the Congressional Record calling for full membership for Taiwan in international…

A C-SPAN Video: “Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy”

This C-SPAN video is 3 yrs old, but explains so well the history & absurdity of Taiwan-US-China relations. If you don't get it, watch this. We never thought we'd be promoting a C-SPAN video like this... but it's good recap through history and policy regarding Taiwan, and there is some interesting commentary about it all. Click here to watch: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/id/176847 The talk itself is about 25 minutes long, but there is plenty of good Q&A afterwards. Bruce Herschensohn…

“Keep Taiwan Free” Facebook Campaign

For those of you on Facebook, you may be interested in joining this grassroots campaign to let people know that Taiwan is not China. Sponsored by the Formosan Association for Public Affairs, Young Professional Group, here is what the Facebook group says: On SUNDAY, MAY 9th, 2010, which marks the beginning of Taiwanese-American Heritage Week, join the campaign: (1) Change your profile picture to the "Taiwan is not China" logo, the picture for this Facebook event. (2) Post the following…

“Other Asian”

Check out this article by Dmae Roberts, a two-time Peabody award-winning independent radio artist and writer who has written and produced more than 400 audio art pieces and documentaries for NPR and PRI programs. She has written an essay titled "Other Asian" for The Asian Reporter about how our recent Census 2010: Write in "Taiwanese" campaign re-inspired her to identify as a biracial Taiwanese American. From The Asian Reporter, V20, #14 (April 19, 2010), pages 6 & 7. "Other Asian" When…

The Staff of TaiwaneseAmerican.org Say “We Count!”

It's officially Census Day in the United States! And our staff, board members, and partners (TurtlistMedia.com, tafLabs, TASC) celebrate our Taiwanese American identity by proudly saying, "we count, too!" Did you catch our group photo on AngryAsianMan.com's recent 2010 census family portrait contest? Check it out here: http://www.angryasianman.com/2010/03/all-across-america-2010-census-family.html Accurate Census enumeration of Taiwanese Americans is extraordinarily important because the Census…

Reexamining Taiwan’s 228 Massacre: A Discussion on the U.S. Role in Taiwan Then and Now

The Human Rights for Taiwanese organization in Seattle made a great and detailed transcript of their 2/28 Event held at the University of Washington. Participating on the panel is Jonathan Manthorpe, author of Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan and International Affairs columnist for the Vancouver Sun; Dr. Sam Small, Vice-Chairman of the Taiwan Veterans Badge of Honor Association; and Bryan Chou, second-generation Taiwanese-American, active in the Taiwanese-American community and in the group,…

“I am Taiwanese American” Say the Bloggers!

We randomly came across some bloggers out in the interwebs who have posted something about the 2010 Census and supporting the Taiwanese American campaign to check the "Other Asian" box and write in "Taiwanese." Here's what a little cross-section of the voices in internet space have to say: http://www.sandyalamode.com/2010/03/16/census-2010-write-in-taiwanese/ http://ilhaformosaaltomtaiwan.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/be-counted/ http://populasian.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/2010-us-census/ http://andiecinema.blogspot.com/2010/03/taiwanese-be-recognized.html http://www.8asians.com/2010/03/08/psa-write-in-taiwanese-on-the-2010-us-census/ http://peachies.net/2010/03/07/taiwanese-american/ http://teresapalooza.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-taiwanese-american-anthem.html http://annawu.com/blog/2010/03/behind-the-scenes-census2010-write-in-taiwanese/ http://www.angryasianman.com/2010/03/us-census-2010-write-in-taiwanese.html http://indiac.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html Got…

TaiwaneseAmerican.org Hosts First National Board & Staff Meeting in Austin, TX

We've come a long way in just four years. What started out as just an idea to create a simple starting point to find Taiwanese American organizations and events on the web has now grown to something bigger and better with the help of some amazing and dedicated volunteer staff members! During the weekend of March 26-28, 2010 at the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) Midwest Conference hosted by UT Austin, the collegiate attendees may notice several young professional…