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

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide during the month of May to honor the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Asian Americans and 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 of May as Asian/Pacific Heritage Week. May was chosen because in 1843 during the first week of the month, the first…

2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in SF

We welcome you to attend the 25th annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in SF's Union Square! You will enjoy mouth-watering Taiwanese delicacies, rock out to live performances by world-renowned Taiwanese performers, and learn more about Taiwanese/Taiwanese American history in the Bay Area. #TACF2017 More than 10,000 visitors attended the festival in 2016. We were honored to have distinguished guests, including Jackie Speier, US Congresswoman; David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board…

2-28 Commemorative Concert with TUF in LA

Dear friends, Taiwanese United Fund - TUF cordially invites you to join us for the 2-28 Commemorative Concert on Tuesday, 2-28-2017 at the Arcadia Presbyterian Church. It was 70 years ago when the 2-28 massacre happened in Taiwan. More than 40,000 elites and innocent citizens were killed, arrested, and disappeared. This part of Taiwan History was a forbidden topic and purposely hidden by the government while we were growing up!! On the day 2-28, we hold a Commemorative Concert to commemorate…

Meet Taiwanese American Authors in NY

Filial piety and betrayal! Martial law and political prisoners! Stinky Tofu! We’re exploring new Taiwanese American lit from the Shilin night market to the historical trauma of the White Terror. Come hear novelists Shawna Yang Ryan and Ed Lin, who’ll discuss their books with beauty and fashion politics blogger Arabelle Sicardi (Teen Vogue and ROOKIE). We'll also have complementary Taiwan Beer, generously donated by Taiwan Beer. Gan bei! RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO…

Book Reading with Dmae Roberts in Portland

Join Dmae Roberts for a reading from her book "The Letting Go Trilogies: Stories of a Mixed-Race Family." She'll also talk about mixed-race history in Oregon. The reading and talk event is Sept 1st at 7pm at Another Read Through bookstore, 3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227 Cookies and sparkling cider will be provided! "The Letting go Trilogies will be available for $13 only at Another Read Through Bookstore. More info: http://www.anotherreadthrough.com/event/local-author-dmae-roberts/ "The…

2016 Taiwanese American Conference West Coast

The Bay Area has the privilege again to host the 2016 Taiwanese American Conference West Coast! We have an exciting lineup of major guests this year including... Room Syracuse 8:30 am Challenges facing and Priorities of TSAI Administration w/ Kharis Templeman 9:20 am Global Taiwan Institute/Taiwan Advocacy w/ Chieh-Ting Yeh葉介庭 10:10 am The Taiwanese American Next Generation: Where are we now? w/ Hochie Tsai 11:00 am Archiving Taiwanese American History: The Time is Now w/ Joanna Cham 1:20…

Author Reading from New Taiwan-Based Novel “Green Island”

Come and hear Shawna Yang Ryan read from her brand new novel, Green Island. Green Island is a story of love, betrayal, and family, set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan in the twentieth century. February 28, 1947—Trapped inside the family home amidst an uprising that has rocked Taipei, Dr. Tsai delivers his youngest daughter, the unnamed narrator of Green Island. In the following weeks, as the Chinese Nationalists act to crush the opposition, Dr. Tsai becomes one of the many thousands…

USC Launches New Taiwanese American Digital Archive

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to announce our support for a new Taiwanese American Digital Archive hosted by the University of Southern California's Special Collections and Archives and the East Asian Library. Spearheaded by 2nd generation Taiwanese American Joanna Chen Cham, this initiative intends to collect the history and contributions of our community before it is lost. If you are as excited about this project as we are, we encourage you to spread the word and sign on to this document…

Hear About Taiwan’s Legislative Elections with FAPA in NorCal

I know everyone is gearing up for the elections in Taiwan. Some of you have already left! Everyone is excited for the upcoming Presidential election, but remember, for the first time in history, the legislative elections will be held at the same time! Formosan Association for Public Affairs - Young Professionals Group (FAPA-YPG) has invited our friend Kharis Templeman from Stanford, to speak to us about why he thinks the legislative elections are just as important if not more, and the repercussions…