Meet FiscalNote Co-founder Jonathan Chen

As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to present a series of interviews highlighting some accomplished community members who have pursued interesting paths in their professional careers or personal projects. We've selected these individuals particularly because their stories include how a Taiwanese American community organization has shaped their experience or life path. In this first profile, we feature…

Taiwanese Americans in Solidarity

Although systemic racism is the oldest motif in American history, recent events – including the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson and the protests in Baltimore – have prompted us to thoroughly confront what it means to be a person of color in the United States. As Taiwanese Americans, our phenotype generally assigns us to a vague “Asian” aesthetic. This “Asian” aesthetic then ascribes us to certain privileges and disadvantages. Historically, the Asian American community has…

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in SF

Take a journey halfway around the world without leaving San Francisco! The 2015 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival officially kicks off its 23rd year. Over 8,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to enjoy mouth-watering Taiwanese delicacies, rock out to live performances and experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture. Grab tasty Taiwanese eats, from fan favorites like boba milk tea to savory entrees like minced pork over rice. During Asian Pacific American Heritage…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Rush Hour

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION I remember during my childhood I used to have a deep fascination with trains and even had dreams of operating one someday. Whenever I saw a train while on the road, my parents would immediately pull over to the side just so I could watch it pass for a minute or two and hear the click-clack as the train rolled over the tracks. That love for trains has carried over to my journalist endeavors and now I write quite a bit about public transportation and urban development.…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Through the Lens of an ABT

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION This past December was my first time traveling back to Taiwan in over nine years. And the last time I went, I was 10, so I honestly don’t remember much from my trip then. It was truly a life changing experience and one that has changed my perspective not only on Taiwan, but also on the United States. And as a photographer, I wanted to document every bit of my journey through Taiwan with my mother and cousin. After visiting my family in Kaohsiung, we decided…

National Taiwanese American Women’s Conference in San Diego

The 2015 North American Taiwanese Women's Association (NATWA) Convention will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego from April 16-19, 2015. The conference theme is TELLING OUR HISTORY THROUGH PROSE, POETRY AND ART. Founded by proud 1st generation Taiwanese American and Canadian women during the 80's, the organization and conference now brings together the 1st through 3rd generation community of Taiwanese heritage. The collegiate and young professional program (NATWA…

TaiwaneseAmerican.org Presents Four Films at CAAM Fest 2015

Each year, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to support the premier Asian American Film Festival in San Francisco. CAAM Fest, the Center for Asian American Media’s annual festival features not only amazing works in film, TV, and digital media, but now also includes showcases in music and food. This festival is a treasure trove of great Asian American works from established as well as emerging talent. This year, we proudly co-present four films during this 10 day festival. We invite you to…

The 2015 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

The Taiwanese American community is often seen as a privileged one, so we're happy to see that this project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund is targeted towards those youth who need a little helping hand to further their educational opportunities. The 2015 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. Through a competitive application process, the funds are applied toward…

A Lucky Milestone! Follow Us on Facebook!

On behalf of the staff of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, we thank all of you -- our loyal supporters over the years as well as the new friends who have discovered us through our website or social media feeds -- for helping us grow into the largest web and social media site serving the next generation of Taiwanese Americans and our allies! We feel an immense responsibility serving you and highlighting a wide-range of topics, issues, people and news relevant to Taiwanese America. Because of you, we…

Meet Actor Hudson Yang from ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat

I recently met up with Hudson Yang, the young actor who co-stars in the new ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat alongside the first all-Asian American cast since the 1990's TV show All-American Girl. Fresh off the Boat is based on celebrity chef Eddie Huang's memoir of the same title, which recounts the struggles and experiences of his Taiwanese immigrant family living in Orlando through his rise and success as the restauranteur behind the NYC Lower East Side's BaoHaus. Known for their classic…