Jenton and Stephanie and a Pop Mashup!

Here's a fun and fresh pop music mashup brought to you by musicians Jenton Lee and Stephanie Lai! Jenton has been creating original music, fun parodies, and awesome mashups for some time now. Occasionally, cellist Stephanie will join him on some collaborations. She recently returned from Australia where she was one of 100 featured YouTube symphony orchestra folks chosen from around the world! For more musical goodness... Visit Jenton Lee's YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/Jenton Visit…

Benjamin Shih – Not Your Ordinary Taiwanese American

Taiwanese American lawyer and National Guardsman goes to London and ends up learning from one of the best bartenders there. He returns to New York and opens two of his own establishments, the Royal Oak and Sweet Ups, in New York's hipster Williamsburg neighborhood. Now, his third venture is a high-end classic French speak-easy serving drinks such as Whisky Tango, Toussaint Rouge, and... Taiwan Beer. Yep. The one and only, Taiwan Beer. And, that's how Benjamin Shih, co-owner of the…

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.…