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Hanging with Albert Tsai and the Cast of Dr. Ken!

TaiwaneseAmerican.org has always been proud to support and represent not only the Taiwanese community, but also the greater Asian American community. With the groundbreaking success of last season’s Fresh Off the Boat, we’re particularly excited for Dr. Ken, a new family sitcom based on the real life of physician-turned-actor Ken Jeong. Recently, I had the privilege of being invited along with fellow bloggers and writers to meet with the cast of Dr. Ken during rehearsals at Sony Pictures…

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Celebrate Friends and Family!

The staff of TaiwaneseAmerican.org wishes you, our global family, a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Also known as the Tuan Yuan (團圓, family reunion) Festival and the Moon Festival, because of the bright full moon of the season, it symbolizes the happiness, unity, and harmony of family. This holiday is celebrated in Taiwan and throughout Asia on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, so this year, it lands on September 27, 2015! It's an occasion for outdoor BBQs and reunions…

Rally for United Nations Membership for Taiwan

Despite being one of the world's youngest successful democracies, Taiwan continues to be excluded from the United Nations. Among many consequences, that means Taiwan is unable to fully participate in and contribute its resources to global institutions such as the World Health Organization and forced to enter international competitions under the name of "Chinese Taipei." The United Nations Membership for Taiwan – Keep Taiwan Free March & Rally has become a well-known event for many residing…

Help Us Build a Guide to Taiwanese American & Taiwan-Related Resources!

It's been almost 10 years since TaiwaneseAmerican.org launched online (see above screenshot from the early days!) and grew into what it is today. As we approach 10,000 Facebook followers, we are so grateful to all of you for joining us on this incredible journey. We would also not be here today without the many amazing fellow Taiwanese American and Taiwan-related organizations and sites out there—pursuing their mission with passion and great content.   So on that note—we are building…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Immersive

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION My journey soon took me from Taipei in the north all the way down to Kenting in the south. After a one and half hour ride on the high speed rail into Zuoying, it was off to see the beauty of Kenting. One slightly bumpy two hour bus ride later, I found myself standing on the southern beaches of Taiwan, where the light ocean breeze carried the fresh scent of sea salt and sounds of crashing waves. I was stunned by how blue the ocean looked since I’ve grown up…

2015 Miss Taiwanese American Pageant in LA

Come experience an evening of culture, talent, and Taiwanese-American splendor! The 2015 Miss Taiwanese American candidates showcase their skills and intelligence for a chance to be the next Miss Taiwanese American. Cheer on your favorite contestant as they demonstrate talent, poise, and passion for the Taiwanese American community! The event is sponsored by the Taiwan Center Foundation of Greater Los Angeles 大洛杉磯台灣會館. Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 Time: 6:00pm Location:…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Potato Twists

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION Ahhh yes, Shilin Night Market (士林夜市). Among my friends, it’s probably one of the most frequently recommended destinations for anyone visiting Taipei. And definitely for good reason too. Despite the crowded alleyways that seem like huge labyrinths for people like me unfamiliar with the area, it’s enjoyable to seemingly get lost among the hundreds of stores and vendors that line the market, selling everything from your favorite Taiwanese street food, to…

Stephanie Lin Champions Women’s Empowerment, Community and Education

This year, Taiwanese American Stephanie Lin has been chosen to represent Taiwan in the Miss Asian America / Miss Asian Global competition. As the longest running Asian American pageant in the United States, this competition "displays the rich ethnic diversity of our society and gives us a glimpse into the many different cultures that surrounds us today. This pageant encourages young aspiring Asian American women to reach new heights and to work hard to turn their dreams into reality [and to become…

Maggie Hsu – Co-founder of Mochi Magazine for Young Asian American Women

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 has shaped their experience or life…