Midnight Carnival: A Film Project by Chung Wei Huang

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Monica Chenglo chats with Chung Wei Huang, the director of Midnight Carnival, a new film project in the works. Her Kickstarter video caught our attention because of the sample film footage with a captivating storyline involving a Taiwanese girl who runs away from Taiwan and finds work at a carnival. Based off her personal life experience, the script reveals a flavor for what it’s like to chase after an “American Dream” from a youthful perspective. Above all, the…

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…

Taiwanese Nightmarket with Rutgers TASA

Rutgers Taiwanese American Student Association's (TASA) biggest event of the spring semester is finally here: Nightmarket! Get ready to be "spirited away" because we’re bringing you a taste of the popular Taiwanese night markets -- TASA style. So what’s happening? - There will be tons of really thrilling games that help you win awesome prizes! Try your hand at games such as Go-Fishing, Basketball, and Waka Smash! You'll definitely find something you'll like from our extensive prize booth.…

Taiwan Soul Photography Competition

The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is hosted annually in San Francisco's Union Square. This year, several of the large booth walls will feature full-sized photo banners that showcase the theme "Taiwan Soul." Here's an opportunity for you to see your beautiful photo printed larger than life for tens of thousands of festival-goers to see! What does "Taiwan Soul" mean to you? HOW TO ENTER: Post your own photo on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563649320563254/ Winners…

Taiwanese Music Jam with TAP in Austin

Taiwanese American Professionals - Austin (TAP-Austin) is hosting a Taiwanese Music Jam featuring four bands traveling to Austin from Taiwan. We are proud to present OVDS, Sign of Human, DWAGIE and local Taiwanese American artists in concert on Sunday, March 22nd from 1 to 4:30pm. The Taiwanese Music Jam will be held at Salvage Vanguard Theater on 2803 E Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722. Capacity is limited so get your tickets now! Admission is $5 online or cash at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taiwanese-music-showcase-tickets-15991061696 About…

Apply to be a Formosa Foundation Ambassador

The Formosa Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Formosa Foundation Ambassador Program. For over a decade, this premier Taiwanese American program has provided opportunities for hundreds of college students from Taiwan and the US to experience the effectiveness of political advocacy within the halls of Washington D.C. The Ambassador Program combines in-house training with on-the-ground activist work. Participants in the Program develop the expertise, analytical framework,…

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…