1st Annual Taiwanese American Film Festival in LA

ATTENTION ALL FILM LOVERS!The very 1st edition of the Taiwanese American Film Festival is finally here and will be held at the beautiful Downtown Independent in Downtown Los Angeles.Established by Taiwanese American Professionals of Los Angeles (TAP-LA) - This one-day festival will celebrate short films and media works by up and coming Taiwanese and Taiwanese American makers.Indulge in the Festival's highlights including -- an industry panel; an Awards Ceremony and a Closing Party. Along…

Taipei Guide: An Illustrated Exploration

Welcome to Taipei, Taiwan / Every year, I pick a month or two between November and February to spend in Taipei. These long trips are made possible by working remotely as a freelance illustrator. But once each day’s work is done, I’m free to grab my sketchbook and explore.This annual trip is my chance to conveniently miss a chunk of Chicago winter and to enjoy daily life in Asia, surrounded by mochi and savory buns. It’s an eating paradise. With vendors hawking sweet and savory treats…

Beyond the Amy Tan Questions: Why a Millennial TA Anthology

I call them the “Amy Tan Questions.” Questions like “how do families relate in context of war, distance, and famine?” or “how does a child reconcile the old world of their parents with the new world America in which they live?”. These questions are important, for they are our foundation as a community and give us vignettes of Asian and Asian American history that American public schools neglected. But they are dated, and they are not our stories.I wanted to see writing that moved…

TAPpy Hour in Chicago

Come out to Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago)’s August Networking Mixer at Fulton Market Kitchen! Equal parts art gallery, restaurant, and craft cocktail bar, Fulton Market Kitchen is as stimulating to the eyes as it is to the taste buds.Enjoy drink specials and light snacks while you make new connections!Cost: Free ticket in advance by August 30th @ noon, $5 afterward, $10 at the door. Register via Eventbrite at https://tapaugusthappyhour.eventbrite.com/Questions?…

Getty Cave Temples of Dunhuang Exhibition with TAP in LA

Experience The Getty Cave Temples of Dunhuang on a special curated-guided tour with Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) on Sunday, July 17th!Admission and cost of tour is FREE but spots for the TAP-LA group tour is limited to the first 20 who sign up so please e-mail [email protected] to reserve your spot. Tour details and meet up information to be provided upon RSVPing.ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:The Mogao Grottoes, located near the town of Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert…

Perspective to Empower: Isa Ho’s “Girls Falling” at Taiwan Academy L.A.

Taiwanese artist Isa Ho opened her first photo exhibition “Girls Falling” at Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles from May 18th to June 30th. This photo exhibit goes beyond the usual perspectives and into a fantastical introspection of the self, with the discussion uniquely immersed in contemporary Taiwanese sensibility.The “Girls” series is referred to by many as the “Falling Down” series. The girls in the photographs along with the girls whom have been transformed into animals are all…

Taiwan Soul Photography Competition

The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is hosted annually in San Francisco's Union Square. This year, several of the large booth walls will feature full-sized photo banners that showcase the theme "Taiwan Soul." Here's an opportunity for you to see your beautiful photo printed larger than life for tens of thousands of festival-goers to see!What does "Taiwan Soul" mean to you?HOW TO ENTER: Post your own photo on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563649320563254/ Winners…