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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…

Taiwanese American Heritage Week Festival near Los Angeles

The 2015 Taiwanese American Heritage Week Festival in Los Angeles takes place this year at Barnes Memorial Park in Monterey Park! There will be performances from Taiwan as well as by local talent. Be sure to come out and enjoy a beautiful day celebrating culture and community! And of course, eat some delicious Taiwanese food! You might also win a round trip ticket to Taiwan! Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm Location: Barnes Memorial Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park,…

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…

Taiwanese Americans in Solidarity

Although systemic racism is the oldest motif in American history, recent events – including the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson and the protests in Baltimore – have prompted us to thoroughly confront what it means to be a person of color in the United States. As Taiwanese Americans, our phenotype generally assigns us to a vague “Asian” aesthetic. This “Asian” aesthetic then ascribes us to certain privileges and disadvantages. Historically, the Asian American community has…

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week!

Through the month of May, share this post link through Facebook or Twitter and include the hashtags #APAHM #taiwanlove to help spread the pride! Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide during the month of May to honor the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States. In June of 1977, Congressmen Frank Horton (NY) and Norman Y. Mineta (CA) introduced a House resolution that called upon the President to proclaim the first 10 days…

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in SF

Take a journey halfway around the world without leaving San Francisco! The 2015 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival officially kicks off its 23rd year. Over 8,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to enjoy mouth-watering Taiwanese delicacies, rock out to live performances and experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture. Grab tasty Taiwanese eats, from fan favorites like boba milk tea to savory entrees like minced pork over rice. During Asian Pacific American Heritage…

“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,"…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Rush Hour

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION I remember during my childhood I used to have a deep fascination with trains and even had dreams of operating one someday. Whenever I saw a train while on the road, my parents would immediately pull over to the side just so I could watch it pass for a minute or two and hear the click-clack as the train rolled over the tracks. That love for trains has carried over to my journalist endeavors and now I write quite a bit about public transportation and urban development.…

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…