Following Wong Fu to Places They’ve Gone

*Erica, our PR Director, caught up with Philip Wang from Wong Fu Productions to discuss his recent short film shot in Taiwan. We're very grateful to Phil for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk with us! Read on to learn more!* As many of you may already know, Philip Wang from Wong Fu Productions recently released a short film called “The Places We Should Have Gone.” Wong Fu has come a long way since we first interviewed them back in 2008! I think Ho Chie Tsai was right back then…

A Video Recap: “My Taiwan Travelogues”

Join Ho Chie Tsai, the creator of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, as he wanders Taipei, Taiwan with a video camera in hand during a one week journey and exploration of the city and surrounding area. You'll discover Taiwan through the eyes of a 2nd generation Taiwanese American who is a relative newcomer to this amazing vibrant city filled with delicious food, beautiful culture, and real urban life. This travelogue is presented in a series of eight videos. Enjoy! Part 1: Jetting to & Settling in Taipei Part…

Remember 228

My heart feels heavy this time of year. Thoughts race through my mind as to how best to tackle the topic of “228” – short for February 28, 1947, the date which marked the massacre of an estimated 20,000 Taiwanese and the imprisonment of approximately 140,000 more who were suspected of opposing the newly established Nationalist KMT’s Republic of China government. It would also mark the beginning of the “White Terror” martial law era and foreshadow the mass migration of 2 million people…

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…

Taiwanese American Youths Voice Taiwan’s Right to Self-Determination During Hu Jintao’s Visit

Five Demands to President Hu and Nationwide Outreach Effort to American Public WASHINGTON (Jan. 18, 2011) – Activist group Formosan Association for Public Affairs Young Professionals Group is scheduled to hold demonstration and outreach events in major U.S. cities including Washington, Boston, New York and San Francisco to voice support for Taiwan in light of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. See below for a complete list of times, locations and contact information.…

On Discovering Passion & Purpose

Singer-songwriter Dawen, music composer George Shaw, 8asians.com blogger Joz Wang, and music producer Wat Deeudomchan are interviewed by TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai Many of you who follow our site know me as the creator behind TaiwaneseAmerican.org, and some of you know that I often speak at Asian American collegiate conferences across the country about discovering personal passion, taking action and finding purpose with your talents, and making a difference for the communities that…

Better City, Better Life: The Taiwan Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

by Julienne Lin The Shanghai Expo is a once-in-a-lifetime event. I made plans to see the expo three years ago while studying abroad in Shanghai, when I discovered that Shanghai would play host to the 2010 World Expo. Having booked my visit in September during the last remaining months of the event, I had done my research and read both glowing reviews and daunting warnings about partaking in this world-class event. Two warnings that resonated most deeply: 1. Visitors of the expo are 90% locals.…

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…

The Formosan Association for Public Affairs’ Taiwan Communiqué Back in Print

The Taiwan Communiqué, a bi-monthly English journal focused on political developments in Taiwan, started in 1980. It was published until 2004 by the International Committee for Human Rights in Taiwan, and in 2006 it became a publication of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA). Gerrit van der Wees, one of FAPA headquarters' staff, is the editor of this journal. If you want to keep up with issues about Taiwan, please take a look! This current issue starts with an overview of the…