Checking in with Dawen (王大文)

It’s an unbearably hot summer day as I trek through the streets of Taipei, eager to enter an air conditioned building. I search for Eslite Bookstore. That’s where Dawen Wang and I are meeting. The last time we chatted was some five years ago at my alma mater, UIUC. "Back when I had a shaved head and was 20lbs heavier," Dawen would tell me later, as we settled outside a coffee shop. “I was [...] really, really struggling," he reminisced, "Now, I struggle in different ways. But back then, wow…

Book Reading with Dmae Roberts in Portland

Join Dmae Roberts for a reading from her book "The Letting Go Trilogies: Stories of a Mixed-Race Family." She'll also talk about mixed-race history in Oregon. The reading and talk event is Sept 1st at 7pm at Another Read Through bookstore, 3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227 Cookies and sparkling cider will be provided! "The Letting go Trilogies will be available for $13 only at Another Read Through Bookstore. More info: http://www.anotherreadthrough.com/event/local-author-dmae-roberts/ "The…

Taiwanese Night Market in Austin

The Taiwanese American Professionals - Austin (TAP-ATX) Night Market aims to unite and empower the greater Austin Asian community by recreating the bustle of Taiwanese night markets while showcasing local food vendors, businesses, and artists. Over the course of the evening, you will be able to sample a variety of food reminiscent of street snacks from Asian night markets such as Taiwanese Fried chicken and boba milk tea. The food and drinks will be accompanied by a market featuring handmade local…

Taiwan Academy LA Exhibition: Sleep Mode

Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition, Sleep Mode, presenting works by New York-based Taiwanese artist Hao Ni. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, featuring an eclectic series of mixed media installations, sculptures and video, from August 9 – September 23, 2016. The title of the exhibition – Sleep Mode – describes the power-saving mode of operation that most electronic devices today assume automatically when idle. While…

Perspective to Empower: Isa Ho’s “Girls Falling” at Taiwan Academy L.A.

Taiwanese artist Isa Ho opened her first photo exhibition “Girls Falling” at Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles from May 18th to June 30th. This photo exhibit goes beyond the usual perspectives and into a fantastical introspection of the self, with the discussion uniquely immersed in contemporary Taiwanese sensibility. The “Girls” series is referred to by many as the “Falling Down” series. The girls in the photographs along with the girls whom have been transformed into animals are all…

Camping Trip with TAP in SF

In this coming June, Taiwanese American Professionals - San Francisco (TAP-SF) and friends are about to embark on an epic summer nature lovin' journey in the great outdoors. Set in the scenic Lassen Volcanic National Park, 60 lucky campers will enjoy hikes, large group games, improv, Taiwanese cuisine, and a fire pit after party in the wild. Please see below for a tentative itinerary. Plan your flights accordingly if you are coming in from outside of the Bay Area. We will be creating surveys covering…

2016 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in SF

The Bay Area’s Biggest Taiwanese American Celebration Returns! The 24th Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival will be held at Union Square in San Francisco, on Saturday, May 14, 2016. We encourage all in the community to come and celebrate the best of Taiwanese American and Taiwanese culture! This event is co-hosted by the Taiwanese American Federation of Northern California (TAFNC) and Taiwanese American Professionals - San Francisco (TAP-SF). Over 10,000 people from across the Bay…

Intersection of Poetry and Movements: An Interview with Author Kenji Liu

As we celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to feature accomplished individuals of Taiwanese descent who have used their voices and talents to highlight the histories and legacies of our community. Kenji C. Liu is author of Map of an Onion, national winner of the 2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize. His poetry is in, among other places, American Poetry Review, Action Yes!, Split This Rock’s poem of the week series,…

Taiwanese Culture Night 2016 at UCLA

UCLA presents Taiwanese Culture Night 2016: 摯親愛的 (Dear My Love). Growing up in a traditional Taiwanese family, Audrey tends to hide her true feelings and aspirations because of her family’s expectations for her to become a stereotypical, obedient daughter. When Audrey meets Ellen, a girl who constantly chases after her dreams, they fall in love. How will their families react to their relationship? Will the traditional family values support their love? Will Audrey finally become fearless…