Taiwanese American Author Marijane Launches Memoir in SoCal

Please join Taiwanese American author, Marijane, for an author event at Gatsby Books in Long Beach to celebrate the launch of her new book, Beyond Two Worlds!What if your life story wasn’t what you thought? Experience a true story about two worlds and a woman’s search for truth, forgiveness, and love.About the Book:Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Marijane was adopted by an American military family at four months old. She grew up in a middle class neighborhood where hers was the only Asian…

HuanDao Documentary Online Release

HuanDao Documentary follows the story of two young women embarking on a two-week bicycle trip (known as huandao) through the country of Taiwan. One is Taiwanese American, and her return to the island explores her relationship with her family, her bicultural identity, and her greater understanding of self, home, and belonging. They travel through the beautiful island, experiencing its food and culture, befriending strangers along the way that challenge the question-- what does it mean to be Taiwanese…

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…

Community Service Event with TAP in SD

Help a child fall in love with reading! Taiwanese American Professionals - San Diego (TAP-SD) is partnering with Traveling Stories San Diego to help foster youth literacy. At the Story Tent in City Heights Farmers' Market, you’ll have the chance to spend Saturday morning reading with kids, motivating them with book bucks for winning prizes, and picking locally grown vegetables for yourself afterwards. Come make a positive impact on the futures of SD’s children!No experience needed! All training…