Filmmaker Arvin Chen Greets the World with “Au Revoir Taipei”

Back in 2007, I watched a short film entitled Mei, created by a young Taiwanese American filmmaker by the name of Arvin Chen. The production was memorable for the heartfelt and endearing emotions captured through the simple fleeting expressions between boy and girl working in a Taipei night market stand. What struck me even more was finding out that Arvin was able to direct his short film without having full command of Mandarin language skills. Three years later, his first feature-length film, Au…

Greetings From Young Taiwanese American Actress Crystal Chiu, Co-star of “Children of Invention”

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to present a future star in our Taiwanese American community, Crystal Chiu! We take a moment to ask this talented young actress some questions about her role in Tze Chun's critically acclaimed film "Children of Invention." Also want to know what her favorite Taiwanese food is? Then, take a peek! She's adorable, well-spoken, and definitely has a bright shining future ahead! "Children of Invention" will have its New York and Los Angeles theatrical premiere on Friday,…

Join us for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud once again serve as a community presenter of the Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), which showcases the best Asian and Asian American films from around the globe! The festival takes place March 11-21, 2010 in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Festival’s presenting organization the Center for Asian America Media (CAAM). SFIAAFF is the nation’s largest showcase for…

Meet Formosa Betrayed’s Will Tiao and Adam Kane at Northwestern University

Date: March 5, 2010 Time: 8:30 pm Location: The McCormick Tribune Center Address: 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL Producer/actor Will Tiao has been touring the country with the release of Formosa Betrayed. He'll be speaking at Northwestern University, along with director Adam Kane. Their stories about the behind-the-scenes production and their motivations for this project are entertaining and revealing! They'll also be showing various preview clips from the movie itself. If you're…

Check it! Taiwanese American Census PSA Video!

TaiwaneseAmerican.org, in conjunction with Slideshow Pictures and several 2nd generation Taiwanese American organizations, have launched a new Public Service Announcement video and web campaign supporting the recognition of the Taiwanese American community on the 2010 US Census! Now we need your help to spread the word! Pass the link on. Add to your Facebook status. Tweet. Take action. Jon Lee, the CEO of Slideshow Pictures, also serves as our West Coast Representative and Media & Production…

Connecting with Janet Hsieh, Host of Discovery’s Fun Taiwan!

Depending on where you're tuning in from, you may or may not have heard of Janet Hsieh, an American-born Taiwanese model and the current host of Discovery Travel & Living Channel's "Fun Taiwan." Broadcast throughout 25 countries around Asia, this show has gained wide recognition for Janet as she explores many of the hidden treasures throughout Taiwan! Adored by her many fans for an adventurous and playful personality, one can find her beautiful face plastered on billboards and advertisements…

A Fresh Look for the New Decade!

Greetings! I'm Ho Chie Tsai, the creator of TaiwaneseAmerican.org. Executive Director Christina Chou and I, along with our board and staff members, are proud to present a fresh new look to our website as we start this new decade! Even with the changes, we remain a website that is focused on highlighting our vibrant and growing community. Creative Director Anna Wu and Administrative Director Grace Liang have dedicated countless hours and many sleepless nights leading the transition, and for that,…

Look At THESE! The Slants Reclaim Their Eyes

TaiwaneseAmerican.org and Turtlistmedia.com present an interview with The Slants, started by their band leader hapa-Taiwanese American Simon Young! This Oregon-based band combines the sounds of 80’s synth pop with fresh dance-punk melodies and style. Their name reclaims and celebrates the “slanted” eye as beautiful and something to be proud of and they are redefining the unlimited three-dimensionality of the Asian American body with each show they kill. While they are clearly about the music,…

Application Deadline for Strait Talk Symposium at UC Berkeley

The 2010 Strait Talk Symposium takes place at UC Berkeley during the week of April 2-10. Strait Talk is a nonprofit, student-run, student-centered conflict transformation and dialogue program focused on the Taiwan Strait conflict and US-China relations. The program brings together university leaders from Taiwan and Mainland China, as well as the US, to help jump-start a movement toward sustainable peace in the region through forming powerful communities and facilitating meaningful dialogue. Read…