Advantage, Team Taiwan: Jason Jung–Men’s Tennis Gold

"Sports" is not what usually comes to mind first when people think about Taiwan, but in August, thousands of student athletes landed in Taiwan to compete in the 2017 Summer Universiade, hosted in Taipei and the surrounding municipalities. Taiwan ranked 3rd at the competition with 90 medals, including 26 gold medals! TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Eric Kao chatted with Taiwanese American tennis player Jason Jung who competed for Taiwan at the Universiade and did quite well for himself. Read on!*…

Keep Taiwan Free Rally in NYC

The first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. A thriving youth civil society. An evolving post-colonial national identity.Taiwan has much to celebrate.But as we cheer the achievements of Taiwan's democratic government and civil society, our celebration is bittersweet. We are appalled by the PRC government's increasingly aggressive initiatives to discredit Taiwan's achievements and legitimacy in the global arena. We mourn the loss of diplomatic relations with two more nations…

Who Is Arthur Chu? Villain, Hero, or Anti-Hero?

In 2014, I spoke with filmmaker Yu Gu (顾雨) and her co-director, Scott Drucker, as they were gearing up to follow Arthur Chu for his appearance in the Tournament of Champions on Jeopardy! as a part of their documentary, Who is Arthur Chu?. The film centers on this fellow Taiwanese American, who translated his notoriety from the game show into a being a critical voice on issues of social justice and pop culture.After following the film’s progress, I drove up on a rainy day to speak with Gu…

Summer Language Camps in Taiwan: Five Firsthand Accounts

Thinking of sending your children to Taiwan to study Chinese but don’t know where to begin? In this article, we profile five Taiwanese-American families, detailing their language-learning goals, which camps they chose, and their recommendations and tips for others looking to do the same.(Side note: If you’re in Taiwan and have time to kill while your kid is at camp, read this article: 9 Beef Noodle Soup Restaurants to Try While Your Child is at Summer Camp in Taipei)First-Timers - Cathy Cathy…

Commingle with Taiwan and US Professionals in South Bay

BGBridges (Build Great Bridges) and its first hub BGBAT (Build Great Bridges Around Taiwan), based in Taipei, Taiwan, would like to welcome you to our first Commingle in California's South Bay!Come get to know what BGBridges & BGBAT's about; how we connect talent to opportunities; look at how life, work, and the startup scene compare between the Silicon Valley & Taiwan; and join us in exploring how you and your family can best utilize your summers to build bridges with Taiwan & Asia.We'll…

Commingle with Taiwan and US Professionals in SF

BGBridges (Build Great Bridges) and its first hub BGBAT (Build Great Bridges Around Taiwan), based in Taipei, Taiwan, would like to welcome you to our first Commingle in San Francisco, California!Join us on Thursday, August 10th, to look at how life, work, and the startup scene compare between San Francisco and Taiwan as a window to Greater Asia. We'll look at the various factors that top global talent consider when choosing where to live and work: career opportunities, living costs, children's…

Watch Taiwanese Bands Perform in San Francisco

Come out and watch Fire EX. Taiwan’s representative Punk Rock Band and Fake Your Own Death (FYOD) band perform in San Francisco!滅火器  Fire EX. from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, was established in 2000. The band consists of lead vocalist Sam, guitarist Orio, bassist Jc, who were classmates in high school; drummer Ti Wu joined them in 2012, and completed the band.As of today, they have released four full albums and many singles; Fire EX. combines the base tones of punk rock with lyrics reflecting…

Taiwan Documentary Film Screening with TAP in Boston

Have you ever seen different parts of Taiwan from a bird eye view? Join Taiwanese American Professionals - Boston (TAP-Boston) as we watch Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8viB52KsUuc), a documentary with breathtaking images of Taiwan and learn about the effects of urbanization on this beautiful island. This event is held in collaboration with NEACP in memory of the director Chi Po-Lin, who passed away in an accident last month.RSVP below so we can know to expect…

Taiwanese Music and the World: Interview with FireEX

By Darice Dan Chang Reprinted by permission of author and Ketagalan MediaOne of the challenges of writing about musicians from another country is that you have to feel each other out a little, figure out how much you know, or don’t know, about each other.For example, they don’t understand that you haven’t experienced them, that you can’t just Google.tw their names and have lived every nook and cranny their 10+ year career through the power of the internet. They don’t know that…

Taiwan Float in NY Pride Parade Celebrates LGBTQ Movement in Taiwan

The New York Taiwanese Community Crowdfunds to Celebrate the Recent Ruling on Same-sex Marriage by Taiwan’s Constitutional CourtTo celebrate this historic ruling, Mr. Chi Chia-Wei, the gay activist who filed the lawsuit that Taiwan’s Constitutional Court recently ruled on, has been invited to New York to participate in this year’s Gay Pride Parade, which will take place on June 25th. A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to raise funds to cover all fees and expenses for 1) Mr. Chi’s…