Taipei Guide: An Illustrated Exploration

Welcome to Taipei, Taiwan / Every year, I pick a month or two between November and February to spend in Taipei. These long trips are made possible by working remotely as a freelance illustrator. But once each day’s work is done, I’m free to grab my sketchbook and explore. This annual trip is my chance to conveniently miss a chunk of Chicago winter and to enjoy daily life in Asia, surrounded by mochi and savory buns. It’s an eating paradise. With vendors hawking sweet and savory treats…

HuanDao Documentary Online Release

HuanDao Documentary follows the story of two young women embarking on a two-week bicycle trip (known as huandao) through the country of Taiwan. One is Taiwanese American, and her return to the island explores her relationship with her family, her bicultural identity, and her greater understanding of self, home, and belonging. They travel through the beautiful island, experiencing its food and culture, befriending strangers along the way that challenge the question-- what does it mean to be Taiwanese…

“Taiwan in Literature” Forum in Berkeley

Taiwan is a magical place at the heart of Asia. An island nation, it has famous night markets, adventurous terrain, hot spring resorts, a bamboo skyscraper—and one of the world's most beautiful bookstores. These four authors, of Taiwanese descent or writing about Taiwan, include two very different novelists, a photographer/poet, and one of Asia's best guidebook writers. Join us as they talk about how "place" becomes character in their writing. (And yes, they will take questions about travel tips.) Featuring…

Join TaiwaneseAmerican.org!

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is looking for writers, digital media junkies & more to join the global team! TaiwaneseAmerican.org is excited to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, and as the site and community have grown with such wonderful speed and diversity since then, we are exploring ways to expand our efforts this summer. Do you love Taiwanese food, people, culture and travel? Are you interested in community, digital storytelling and marketing? Do you enjoy Totoro--er, internet…

Going Beyond Borders with Daniel Henney

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Hi TaiwaneseAmerican.org! Erica, here. As part of our ongoing Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in Entertainment series, I recently talked to actor and model Daniel Henney about his new show, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Daniel has appeared in everything from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, to classic k-dramas like My Lovely Sam Soon, and even graced the cover of GQ Taiwan! Check out my Q&A with him below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijz0trUj8Kk[/embed] EL: Hi Daniel!…

“Off the Menu” Film with TAP in Chicago

Join Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP- Chicago), Korean American Coalition of Chicago, Kollaboration Chicago, Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, OKTA Chicago, and Social Quarters for a screening of OFF THE MENU a film about Asian Americans and their relationship with food. A panel discussion with local Asian American chefs and restaurant owners follows the film. Panelists include Top Chef contestant Beverly Kim (Parachute), Ivan Lee (Aloha Eats), and Paul Ko (Vora). TAP-Chicago…

Travel to Taiwan! A Lunar New Year 2014 Edition

For many of us living in the United States, a visit to Taiwan can be as infrequent as “that time in 4th grade and all I remember was it was very hot.” A lucky number of us, however, do get to visit Taiwan more often, especially during the holidays. This past Lunar New Year, TaiwaneseAmerican.org staffers-at-large Eric Kao [Social Media Manager] and Kristina Lin [Admin Director] made it their mission to hit up iconic and “hidden gem” destinations around Taipei. They asked resident…