Taiwanese 7-Eleven to Open in Four U.S. Cities Early 2017

The Taiwanese American Dream ... is Coming True First, Din Tai Fung launches in the Bay Area this May. Then, Taiwanese-influenced supermarket 99 Ranch opens its first East Coast locations end of this year. And now, Taiwanese 7-Eleven open their first U.S. locations early next year!!! Right now, news is still early and only being reported in Taiwanese newspapers but confirmed cities include Los Angeles and NYC with a yet undetermined location in the Bay Area. Seattle, Chicago and Houston have…

GREEN ISLAND – A New Novel by Shawna Yang Ryan

A stunning story of love, betrayal, and family, set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth century. February 28, 1947. Trapped inside their home due to an uprising that has rocked Taipei, Dr. Tsai delivers his youngest daughter, the unnamed narrator of Green Island. A few days later, he is one of the many thousands of people dragged away from their families. Missing for a decade, he eventually returns a haunted man. Feeling a stranger in the midst of his…

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Performs in Berkeley

Set against the expansive panorama of Taiwan's living, breathing rice paddies, pioneering Chinese choreographer Lin Hwai-Min's production "Rice" creates an immersive landscape for the dancers of his company, the esteemed Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. Trained in meditation, martial arts, modern dance, and ballet, the dancers transform ancient aesthetics into transporting modern celebrations of motion, here exploring the human drama of environmental devastation and resurrection through the life…

Taiwanese Folk Song Re-inspired: Ti-O-O (Dark Dark Skies)

We recently came across this beautifully re-inspired performance of the traditional Taiwanese folk song Ti-O-O 天黑黑: "Dark Dark Sky (With a Touch of Deep Purple)" performed by concert violinist Charles Morey of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (First Violin section! Our Taiwanese grandparents would be proud!). He's also a frequent substitute violinist with the Cleveland Orchestra. It's an energetic and vibrant version of a familiar folk song to all of us. Check it out: Naturally, we were…

The Top 10 TaiwaneseAmerican.org Facebook Posts of 2015!

Miss Taiwan, cats, Taiwan making the world's #1 whisky, hot nightmarket vendors, Taiwan's first woman president--and more! Check out 10+ of the most popular TaiwaneseAmerican.org Facebook posts of 2015. Happy New Year! 1. Miss Taiwan takes a stand. // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3";…

Hear About Taiwan’s Legislative Elections with FAPA in NorCal

I know everyone is gearing up for the elections in Taiwan. Some of you have already left! Everyone is excited for the upcoming Presidential election, but remember, for the first time in history, the legislative elections will be held at the same time! Formosan Association for Public Affairs - Young Professionals Group (FAPA-YPG) has invited our friend Kharis Templeman from Stanford, to speak to us about why he thinks the legislative elections are just as important if not more, and the repercussions…

Who Is Arthur Chu? This Documentary Tells his Story

Who Is Arthur Chu? is a documentary feature executive produced by 3-time Academy Award winner Mark Jonathan Harris, about the controversial Jeopardy! champion and Taiwanese American internet celebrity. The film follows Arthur from his hometown of Cleveland to Los Angeles (where he competes in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions) and then finally to Taiwan. The film examines Asian American stereotypes, the relevance and impact of TV game shows on society, the changing nature of the American dream…

2016 Taiwanese Election: Online Discussion with ACT

Please join American Citizens for Taiwan on October 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST for a online virtual conference on the coming January 2016 Taiwanese elections, and the possible impacts for U.S.-Taiwan relations. FEATURED SPEAKER: MICHAEL TURTON Michael Turton is a writer, blogger, and teacher based in Taichung, Taiwan. He is an astute observer about Taiwan current events, and comments on Taiwan affairs from his well-known blog, The View from Taiwan. Mr. Turton is also an avid…

Taiwanese American Biographer Felicia Lin Speaks in NYC

Felicia Lin, the "accidental biographer" of Su Beng, talks about how she became the biographer of Su Beng, a nonagenarian Taiwanese revolutionary and her work on documenting his life. In 2013 she raised over $15,000 in an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to return to Taiwan to continue her research and found herself in the midst of the historic Sunflower movement (March 27, 2014-April 10, 2014), a 24-day long occupation of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, in protest of the passage of a trade pact with…