Cast Your Vote for NYC Cravings!

If you're Taiwanese American, there is a 95% chance you're already a foodie, and thus you've probably heard of the Food Network's hit show "The Great Food Truck Race." For next season, NYC Cravings, a Taiwanese-style food truck previously spotlighted here, is in the running to claim a spot! They'll need lots of love though, so please cast your vote on the Food Network contest page! Instructions: 1. Click the above link. 2. In the drop down LOCATION menu, select "New York, NY". 3. Below the…

Taiwanese American Comic Book Artists at Comic-Con 2010

TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s Ho Chie Tsai takes you to Preview Night of Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego, CA to meet with four amazing Taiwanese American comic book artists as they share about their careers, projects, and influences. We follow artists Jerry Ma (Epic Proportions, Secret Identities), Cliff Chiang (DC Comics, Secret Identities), Bernard Chang (Marvel Comics, DC Comics, the BLVD studio), and Sean Chen (Marvel Comics, the BLVD studio) as they prepare for opening day of Comic-Con, a four-day…

2010 NATPA Young Scholars Program and Travel Fund Announcement

2010 Annual Conference of North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association THEME: NATPA 30th YEAR CELEBRATION: Tackle New Challenges DATE: July 2 - 5, 2010 PLACE: University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA The North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association (NATPA) is proud to offer opportunities again this year to support young Taiwanese and Taiwanese American scholars to attend its annual conference. To be eligible, the applicants must be graduate students, recent graduates, or those…

Through the Eyes of Designer-Director Warren Fu

“Sorry I’m late!” my cousin Warren apologized when he showed up for our interview. “The Jimmy Fallon taping with Julian [Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes] ran a little long.” I wish I could have that kind of excuse whenever I’m late to an engagement. This was, however, simply another day in the life of Warren Fu, director and designer. One of Warren's most notable designs is of General Grievous, the villain in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.  He also designed…

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in New York: “Passport to Taiwan”

Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010 Time: 12 pm Location: Union Square Park North, 17th Street & Broadway, New York Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=147104375252 At the "Passport to Taiwan" event each year, participants can sample local delicacies from in Taiwan, observe dough figurine makers and calligraphy masters at work in the arts & crafts area, learn about various organizations and agencies, play children’s games, learn about traditional Taiwanese toys in…

San Francisco Taiwanese American Cultural Festival: “Vibrant Taiwan”

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010 Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm Location: Union Square, 333 Post Street, San Francisco, CA Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111091888928617 The 2010 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival (TACF), themed "Vibrant Taiwan," will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 10am to 6pm at Union Square in San Francisco! The festival is the largest exhibition of Taiwanese culture in the Bay Area, and will include performances, displays, food, and much more. There…

An Open Letter from Producer Will Tiao to the Fans of FORMOSA BETRAYED

"Formosa Betrayed is one of the BEST FBI crime dramas EVER MADE..." --Jonathan Jacobs, Screen Spotlight "A powderkeg of a movie.  Formosa Betrayed is a crackling political thriller, as well as an important and revealing film for our times..." --Pete Hammond, Backstage Magazine "A real throwback to the politically charged dramas of the 70s... Formosa Betrayed is smart, explosive, and very entertaining..." --B. Alan Orange, MovieWeb * * * * * Dear Formosa Betrayed Fans, In the…

“Other Asian”

Check out this article by Dmae Roberts, a two-time Peabody award-winning independent radio artist and writer who has written and produced more than 400 audio art pieces and documentaries for NPR and PRI programs. She has written an essay titled "Other Asian" for The Asian Reporter about how our recent Census 2010: Write in "Taiwanese" campaign re-inspired her to identify as a biracial Taiwanese American. From The Asian Reporter, V20, #14 (April 19, 2010), pages 6 & 7. "Other Asian" When…

The 2010 Census “Write in Taiwanese” Campaign

Can you donate today to support our campaign? TaiwaneseAmerican.org's goal is to raise at least $10,000 to augment our campaign and to purchase TV broadcast airtime on ethnic media channels to reach the wider Taiwanese American audience. We are severely underfunded for this effort, but we recognize that this is our one chance this decade. Will you help us? As 2010 approaches, it's yet another year for the US Census Bureau to gather data on residents in the United States. One major issue…