Read Taiwanese American, Shop Independent

Read #taiwaneseamerican, shop #independentbookstores. We've curated recommendations across the Taiwanese American canon (Shawna Yang Ryan's "Green Island," Charles Yu's "Interior Chinatown," Chia-Chia Lin's "The Unpassing", Michelle Kuo's "Reading with Patrick," and more), as well as favorites from translated Taiwanese literature (Wu-Ming Yi's "The Stolen Bicycle, Chen-Ho Wang's "Rose, Rose, I Love You," etc.) and non-fiction (Cathy Erway's "The Food of Taiwan," Ming-Sho Ho's coverage of Taiwan's…

At Home in the Library: My Taiwanese American Story

Twenty years after we moved from Ohio to California, my parents received a letter from the children’s librarian in our old town. She had addressed it to “Resident,” not knowing if she had the right address for our family. “The other day while uncluttering a box in my basement,” she wrote, “I discovered a letter written by a girl named Cindy Lee. It was dated 12/30/00.” She asked for news of us, wished us well, and closed by noting, “The fear of the virus has kept us all close…

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…