I DREAM OF POPO is the Taiwanese American story of all generations

"When a young girl and her family emigrate from Taiwan to America, she leaves behind her beloved popo, her grandmother. She misses her popo every day, but even if their visits are fleeting, their love is ever true and strong." "I Dream of Popo," published in January of 2021, was shaped by a triumvirate of Taiwanese American women: author Livia Blackburne, illustrator Julia Kuo, and editor Connie Hsu (Roaring Brook Press). In an editor's note, Hsu writes that signing Kuo imbued the picture…

For a Better Life, Move to Taiwan: My Taiwanese American Story

When my mom was twenty, she moved from Taiwan to the United States. Now I’m twenty, and I’m doing everything I can to get back.  There are practical reasons for this, of course. I applied for dual citizenship in high school, and since coronavirus has pushed everything, including my college classes, into the virtual world, Taiwan has become my fabled “land of opportunity.”  But there’s something deeper going on. I’ve spent my whole life trying to prove my “Americanness,”…

50 Books for Your Taiwanese American Library

During the second full week of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month each May, we proudly recognize and celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week! In the past decade, more than a handful of authors, writers, creatives, and poets have emerged to write the many stories of our patchwork community into being. Below, we have compiled a list of nearly 50 titles from this talented pool. Many of the authors themselves are Taiwanese Americans or have ties to Taiwan. Some of these books have Taiwanese…

An Interview with Cynthia Cheng, the Co-Organizer of Family Style Zine: An AAPI Food Anthology

  Our own Andrea “Chuey” Chu, co-editor of TaiwaneseAmerican.org and Chrysanthemum: Voices of the Taiwanese Diaspora, interviews Cynthia Cheng, co-organizer of Family Style Zine and contributor for Chrysanthemum. Family Style Zine: An AAPI Food Anthology is an anthology promoting education on the diverse histories of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) food. The zine features illustration and writings from 31 AAPI creators sharing the stories behind 20 dishes that shed light on the…

Fireside Chat and Mixer with TAP in Austin

Taiwanese American Professionals - Austin (TAP-ATX) is hosting a Fireside Chat+Mixer - all in the same evening. Come out and hear Asian American Marketing Professionals share their stories about working in Austin and stay for a TAP mixer afterward in the Domain! FREE Admission for the Fireside Chat, and stay for the Mixer! Stay tuned weekly for our Speaker Spotlight posts! Speaker #1: Jenny Zhang - Content Marketing Manager @ Sparefoot Speaker #2: Revealed next week! Speaker #3: Revealed…

Mid-Autumn Festival Party with TAP in Chicago

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) has been a Chinese tradition since 16th century BCE; it's an opportunity for friends to celebrate togetherness and rejuvenation. Bring your friends and join Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago) in this celebration of the full harvest moon with traditional Chinese costumes, stories, games, lanterns, and mooncakes (月餅) LOCATION: Rooftop party room at EnV, 161 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654. Perfect for moon-gazing with its amazing views…

Taiwanese American Identity with TAP in Boston

Cafe Philo @ Boston and Taiwanese American Professionals - Boston (TAP-Boston) proudly present our first collaboration event! How does Taiwanese American identity evolve throughout the generations? Taiwanese American author Julie Wu shares her story of discovering identity through her family, and how it is linked to handing down stories to the younger generations. RSVP HERE: http://tap-who-am-i.eventbrite.com/ Learn more about Cafe Philo @ Boston: https://www.facebook.com/bostonphilo Learn…