Taiwanese Cookbook Launch with Cathy Erway in SF

Taiwan, an island the size of Massachusetts, has a big presence in food and culture here in the states. Best-selling American authors, NBA stars, chefs, actors, scientists, journalists and many more hold a connection to the island and its traditions. Surprisingly, there has yet to be a collection of food insights and history of Taiwan—until now at least. In The Food of Taiwan, author Cathy Erway brings into focus those foods and the wild array of flavors that define Taiwan. The book serves…

Austin Taiwanese Association Lunar New Year Celebration

This year, Taiwanese American Professionals in Austin (TAP-ATX) is joining Austin Taiwanese Association's (ATA) Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday February 7th. There will be food and performances including ATA's traditional Lion Dance by the UT TASA students and gifting of red envelopes from the grandparents to the children. When: Saturday, Feb. 7th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Where: Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Dr. Austin, TX 78757) Dinner fee: $15 for TAP members (normally $20…

25th Anniversary Celebration of “Mei Mei” Film in Oregon

MediaRites presents a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Peabody-winning film Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song Doors open 7:30pm with live music by the Orchid and Bamboo Ensemble and a beautiful art installation by artist Willow Zheng who created Chinese watercolors for the film! The screening starts at 8pm. “A cross-cultural tale of a mother and daughter separated by language and culture, yet bound together for life.” With the 1989 Peabody-winning audio documentary as the soundtrack, Dmae…

Taiwanese Dinner Series with TAP in Atlanta

Looking for more opportunities to learn and practice some Taiwanese phrases? Make your parents proud and come practice dai-wan-way with us! TAP’s new Taiwanese Dinner Series brings people together to learn and practice Taiwanese over a delicious dinner. Come learn some new words or practice old ones, speak or listen in on conversations in Taiwanese, socialize and meet new people, or discuss Taiwanese culture, foods, or stories. Everybody is welcome, from beginner levels to fluent, so come out and…

Tongues of Heaven Screening in San Jose, CA

Taiwanese American filmmaker Anita Chang's most recent documentary film, Tongues of Heaven, revolves around the issue of language loss and asks the essential question: “what do you lose when you lose your native language?” Her film explores the challenges of young indigenous peoples of Taiwan and Hawaii in learning the heritage languages of their ancestors — languages that are endangered or facing extinction. TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to support this limited theatrical engagement of…

TAP-Chicago Theater Outing

Come with TAP-Chicago, JASC Connect, and KACC to watch the final performance of Ching Chong Chinaman on October 19th at the Raven Theatre! THE PLAY Lauren Yee’s Ching Chong Chinaman satirizes the Asian American identity and explores what happens when a Chinese American family loses all sense of their cultural heritage. The ultra-assimilated Wong family is living the American dream, but not all is perfect. Upton, the Wongs' youngest child, dreams of becoming a World of Warcraft champion and…

Survey on Culture and Identity for Asian American High School Students

Are you a high school aged student or a parent of one? Are you interested in the Asian American experience and how it affects perceptions of identity? Read on to see how you can help and be rewarded with a $10 gift card! HELLO! My Name is Wells Ling, and I am currently a graduate student at Saint Louis University working towards my doctorate in developmental psychology. As a second generation Taiwanese American growing up in the Midwest, I rarely wondered or truly appreciated my family’s…

Culture and Language in David Henry Hwang’s ‘Chinglish’

I’m no avid theatergoer, but I do love entertainment! Watching David Henry Hwang’s new comedic play, Chinglish, with a few TaiwaneseAmerican.org staff was definitely one of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve had all summer. We follow an American man on his business trip to China, where he is faced with language barrier, cultural differences, and conflicting values, all of which made signing a contract for his family’s sign-making firm way more complex than he thought. I truly enjoyed the…

Culture and Language in David Henry Hwang's 'Chinglish'

I’m no avid theatergoer, but I do love entertainment! Watching David Henry Hwang’s new comedic play, Chinglish, with a few TaiwaneseAmerican.org staff was definitely one of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve had all summer. We follow an American man on his business trip to China, where he is faced with language barrier, cultural differences, and conflicting values, all of which made signing a contract for his family’s sign-making firm way more complex than he thought. I truly enjoyed the play’s…