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…

Taiwanese Aborigines Culture Tour throughout America

"Finding Us: The Real Face of Taiwanese Aborigines" A cultural dance performance showcasing musical pieces from seven aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. The group is currently on a multi-city USA tour to promote Taiwanese Aborigines culture. Schedule: HOUSTON May 16, 2015, Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Asia Heritage Society of Houston 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004 May 16, 2015, Saturday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Taiwanese Community Center 5885 Point West, Houston TX 77036 May…

Taiwanese American Heritage Week Festival near Los Angeles

The 2015 Taiwanese American Heritage Week Festival in Los Angeles takes place this year at Barnes Memorial Park in Monterey Park! There will be performances from Taiwan as well as by local talent. Be sure to come out and enjoy a beautiful day celebrating culture and community! And of course, eat some delicious Taiwanese food! You might also win a round trip ticket to Taiwan! Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm Location: Barnes Memorial Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park,…

World Premiere: Music Video for “Alishan” from the Island X Album

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to bring you the world premiere of the music video "Alishan"--a collaboration between video production team, Jess Lee & Matt Figler, and Taiwanese American sisters Susan & Emily Hsu. The twin sister duo gained fame in 2009 after their Typhoon Morakot fundraising YouTube video went viral in Taiwan. "Alishan" is first track off their album, Island X. ISLAND X - "ALISHAN" OFFICAL VIDEO from BUBL-T on Vimeo. Producer Jess Lee, also Taiwanese American, together…