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…

Rally for United Nations Membership for Taiwan

Despite being one of the world's youngest successful democracies, Taiwan continues to be excluded from the United Nations. Among many consequences, that means Taiwan is unable to fully participate in and contribute its resources to global institutions such as the World Health Organization and forced to enter international competitions under the name of "Chinese Taipei." The United Nations Membership for Taiwan – Keep Taiwan Free March & Rally has become a well-known event for many residing…

Help Us Build a Guide to Taiwanese American & Taiwan-Related Resources!

It's been almost 10 years since TaiwaneseAmerican.org launched online (see above screenshot from the early days!) and grew into what it is today. As we approach 10,000 Facebook followers, we are so grateful to all of you for joining us on this incredible journey. We would also not be here today without the many amazing fellow Taiwanese American and Taiwan-related organizations and sites out there—pursuing their mission with passion and great content.   So on that note—we are building…

TAPpy Hour and Fundraiser in Chicago

Come celebrate the dog days of summer with your new and old Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago) friends at one of Chicago’s favorite historic hot spots! We’ve reserved the Library within the Pump Room. Enjoy some of Chicago’s finest food from award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten while sipping on local, domestic and international draughts and bottled beer in addition to their exotic, specialty cocktails! We will also be raising funds for the victims of the water…

Tongues of Heaven Film Screening and Q&A in NYC

Set in Taiwan and Hawaii, the film "Tongues of Heaven" focuses on the questions, desires and challenges of young indigenous peoples to learn the languages of their forebears-languages that are endangered or facing extinction. Using digital video as the primary medium of expression, four young indigenous women from divergent backgrounds collaborate and exchange ideas to consider the impact of language on identity and culture. With 96% of the world’s population speaking only 4% of the world’s languages,…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Immersive

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION My journey soon took me from Taipei in the north all the way down to Kenting in the south. After a one and half hour ride on the high speed rail into Zuoying, it was off to see the beauty of Kenting. One slightly bumpy two hour bus ride later, I found myself standing on the southern beaches of Taiwan, where the light ocean breeze carried the fresh scent of sea salt and sounds of crashing waves. I was stunned by how blue the ocean looked since I’ve grown up…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Potato Twists

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION Ahhh yes, Shilin Night Market (士林夜市). Among my friends, it’s probably one of the most frequently recommended destinations for anyone visiting Taipei. And definitely for good reason too. Despite the crowded alleyways that seem like huge labyrinths for people like me unfamiliar with the area, it’s enjoyable to seemingly get lost among the hundreds of stores and vendors that line the market, selling everything from your favorite Taiwanese street food, to…

Tongues like Swords: American Privilege in Taiwan

Being an American is a funny thing. Because, being an American carries some serious cultural currency in most parts of the world, mostly due to the fact that since the end of WWII the US has held hegemonic power, both militarily and economically. (Not to say we are or are not necessarily well-liked, but that’s a different question altogether). In many parts of the world, the sort of idea that “West is best” has been very pervasive, and this manifests itself in all facets of life. This is…