Taiwan Job Fair in NorCal

Participate in the 2016 Contact TAIWAN Job Fair: Taiwan Talent Recruiting Mission. It will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Great America Ballroom in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Come speak with representatives from participating companies and interact with other participants. Everyone is welcome to participate in this event. Just bring your resumes! No registration is required, but registration is encouraged to schedule for interviews to meet one on…

Rally for UN Membership for Taiwan

By Jenny Wang, co-organizer of Keep Taiwan Free “Growing up, my parents always told me that I’m Taiwanese, and to never let anyone tell me otherwise. As I grew older, I started to learn more about the complications of Taiwan and our Taiwanese identities. As a Taiwanese American, I’m always striving to protect my Taiwanese American identity - an identity that I cherish - and by doing so, I became more active in protecting Taiwan and helping to promote Taiwan in the international community.”…

Checking in with Dawen (王大文)

It’s an unbearably hot summer day as I trek through the streets of Taipei, eager to enter an air conditioned building. I search for Eslite Bookstore. That’s where Dawen Wang and I are meeting. The last time we chatted was some five years ago at my alma mater, UIUC. "Back when I had a shaved head and was 20lbs heavier," Dawen would tell me later, as we settled outside a coffee shop. “I was [...] really, really struggling," he reminisced, "Now, I struggle in different ways. But back then, wow…

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…

Taiwan Cinema Spotlight Films in San Diego

Rediscover LGBT classics at the Taiwan Cinema Spotlight, June 25-26! This partnership between Pacific Arts Movement, the Taiwan Academy, and the Museum of Photographic Arts is an annual program at MOPA that focuses on a different aspect of Taiwanese cinema each year, which could be a genre, director, era, or theme. This year's series highlights the pivotal role that LGBT themes have played in the development of recent Taiwanese cinema, and the number of memorable films, as diverse in their approaches…

2016 Taiwan Gay Pride Parade in NY

HELP Taiwan be represented at the 2016 New York Gay Pride Parade! Did you know that Taiwan is the home of Asia’s largest Gay Pride parade? But the last time there was a float representing Taiwan in the New York Pride Parade was in 2010! There hasn’t been a Taiwan float these past couple of years because registration fees and the cost of a putting together a float are quite high. Now more than ever, in the wake of the June 12th shooting at the Orlando nightclub Pulse, we need to show our support…

“Taiwan in Literature” Forum in Berkeley

Taiwan is a magical place at the heart of Asia. An island nation, it has famous night markets, adventurous terrain, hot spring resorts, a bamboo skyscraper—and one of the world's most beautiful bookstores. These four authors, of Taiwanese descent or writing about Taiwan, include two very different novelists, a photographer/poet, and one of Asia's best guidebook writers. Join us as they talk about how "place" becomes character in their writing. (And yes, they will take questions about travel tips.) Featuring…

For the Love of the Band: Taiwanese Fans bring British Thrash Metal Onslaught to Taipei!

By Darice Chang Introduction When legendary British thrash metal band Onslaught announced their Asia tour, Taiwan was missing from the list. Undeterred, one diehard fan recruited another and together three Taiwanese decided to bring the band to Taipei themselves. With no previous experience in event organization and driven purely by passion, the three fans - under the pseudonyms Somebody, Nobody, and Everybody - pooled their money and resources to make their dream a reality. Aside…

Love Boat: Taiwan

If you're Taiwanese American or have friends who are, you've certainly heard of "Love Boat"--the summer program that brings hundreds of young high school and collegiate-aged Taiwanese Americans back to Taiwan for an experience they'll never forget. For the parents who sent their child to this six-week summer camp in the homeland, it's an opportunity to expose their kids to Taiwan for a substantially subsidized fee. For the young Asian American participants, it's a liberating experience discovering…

Taiwan to ‘Update’ its Garbage Truck Music

Taiwanese garbage trucks gettin' that makeover like an Asian drama heroine It's no secret Taiwanese garbage trucks are renowned for playing tinkly charming music that lures local residents far and wide ... to go outside and throw out their trash. That sonorous melody is both super useful (Taiwanese citizens are required to "hand deliver" their trash) and a prime source of nostalgia. For years, that catchy ice-cream truck-like music has run the gamut from childhood piano favorites to Beethoven's…