The Project

Stay tuned for future additions to this project! [updated 2016]

100 Mothers and Daughters

[Completed 5/1/13]
Our 100 Passionate People project continues with this co-collaboration with one of our community partners, the North American Taiwanese Womens’ Association 2nd Gen group (NATWA II). In recognition of Mother’s Day 2013 and the start of Taiwanese American Heritage Week, we are presenting stories that capture the spirit of the mother and daughter relationship through the generations.

Who are we looking for exactly?
– At minimum, you should be of Taiwanese heritage, female, and either American or Canadian citizens or residents.
– We’re looking for diverse stories that shed light on the positive influences between mother and daughter.
– You do not have to be active within the Taiwanese American community or various organizations.

If you or someone you know would like to be featured on, send them this link to our profile survey! It consists of nine brief profile questions, and will likely take 30 minutes of their time.

100 Student Leaders Project

[completed 5/31/12]
After the success of our 100 Passionate People project and as we head into the new school year, the staff of would like to introduce the next segment of our ongoing project: 100 Student Leaders!

We feel that student leaders are definitely an interesting cross section of our community who have vision and passion, but who rarely receive attention or recognition for their hard work. Thus, similar to the objectives of the 100 Passionate People project, we are now looking for 100 diverse and amazing student leaders willing to share their personal stories of community involvement.

Who are we looking for exactly?
– At minimum, you should be of Taiwanese heritage, preferably American citizens or residents.
– We’re looking for diverse students from all ages (junior high, high school, college, graduate school), from all walks of life (small town, big city), with various involvement (student government, small projects), and from all over the United States!
– You do not have to be a student leader within the Taiwanese American community; we here at recognize the value of exchanges and connections with other Asian American or even non-Asian groups. Unity is power, and if you have played an important role in ANY student organization / project in your capacity as a student leader, we want to highlight that.

So if someone you know is an impressive and inspiring student leader and you would like to see them featured on, send them this link to our profile survey! It consists of 10 brief profile questions, and will likely take 20-30 minutes of their time.

The 100 Passionate People Project

[completed 5/31/10]
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and the 2nd week of the month is Taiwanese American Heritage Week. is pleased to present the profiles of a wide cross-section of everyday Taiwanese Americans who many of you have told us that you find personally inspiring or passionate about what they do.

Make no mistake, this is NOT the 100 “most passionate” people, because we know there are many more folks to connect with or hear about who also fit this criteria and deserve to be highlighted, too. With your help, we will find them. This project is just the beginning.

For now, this is a glimpse into the diversity of our community and a collection of their stories and opinions. In the future, we’ll be planning other “100 people” projects based on various themes (i.e. tech, community leaders, moms, etc.) and eventually grow our project into a historical archive chronicling the stories of Americans of Taiwanese heritage.

If you know of someone who you think should be profiled in one of our future projects, please send this link to them:


To support our projects, consider purchasing a Taiwanese American pride T-shirt from our Store. This month, use the discount code “100passionate” to receive 10% off your order. All proceeds go towards supporting special events and projects.


The ideas and opinions reflected in the personal stories we have chosen to profile do not necessarily represent the official stances or opinions of

The mission of is to connect, inform and promote the people, events and organizations that represent the next generation of the Taiwanese American community. Inherent in our beliefs is that the Taiwanese and Taiwanese American identity is a unique and proud community deserving of recognition on the international stage. To learn more, visit our “Write in Taiwanese” Census campaign at: