FORMOSA BETRAYED – Now In Theaters!

FORMOSA BETRAYED, a political action thriller set in 1980's Taiwan, follows a web of intrigue and surprise through the eyes of an FBI detective (played by James Van Der Beek of Dawson's Creek) assigned to investigate the murder of a Taiwanese American professor and gives a glimpse of a democracy movement that shaped this island nation. After three years in the making and a community rallying behind this grassroots-funded project, Formosa Films is proud to present the national theatrical release…

Remember 228, Celebrate Identity, and Make History!

Hello friends of TaiwaneseAmerican.org! It’s a huge weekend ahead in our community for many reasons. I’m not sure this message alone can do it justice, but I’m sure going to try! First and foremost, it is a weekend of remembrance for the estimated 20,000 lives lost during Taiwan’s February 28th Incident and subsequent months, sparking the beginning of the longest period of martial law in the history of the world, from 1947 to 1987. We acknowledge this history because the …

President Obama Nominates Taiwanese American Goodwin Liu for the Ninth Circuit

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release [edited from source] February 24, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Goodwin Liu for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Robert N. Chatigny for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Liu currently serves as an Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Judge Chatigny currently serves as a U.S.…

Celebrate School Board Member Jay Chen!

It's his birthday! And he's celebrating with other Taiwanese and Asian American politicians from California! Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm Location: New Capital Seafood, 1330 Fullerton Road #207, Rowland Heights, CA Jay is turning 32 on February 23rd and would love to have you celebrate with him at a birthday fundraiser in Rowland Heights! Recently elected the Vice-President of the Hacienda-La Puente district he graduated from, he has spent the last three…

“TAPpy Hour” Census Fundraiser in San Francisco, CA

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010 Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Location: Mercury Lounge Address: 1582 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=318664592640 Join us Taiwanese American Professionals in San Francisco for a "TAPpy Hour" Census Fundraiser at Mercury Lounge for appetizers, drinks, and networking! In addition to being a fun-filled social, this event is raising funds for the Census 2010 Campaign. Every decade, the US government…

Taiwanese American Professionals – SD Day Trip to Big Bear

Come join us for a day in the snow at Big Bear Lake on February 20, 2010. We'll be meeting up with the TAP-LA group too, so it'll be a good chance to meet our SoCal neighbors. If you'd like to go, please RSVP by adding your name to the comments section of the facebook invite or by emailing Paul Chen (paulhchenmd@nclasik.com). The plan so far is to meet early for breakfast and to carpool to Big Bear. If you can drive to Big Bear, please note that in the comments. More details will be given as…

Ang Lee Retrospective at Rice University, Houston, TX

Date: Friday, February 19, 2010 - Sunday, February 21, 2010 Location: Film Auditorium, Rice Media Center, Rice University Address: 6100 Main St, Houston, TX Ang Lee has made his mark on cinema with films like BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, but he began his career making small films about his home country of Taiwan. The Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts and Rice Cinema present three early films by this Taiwanese filmmaker. An opening reception will be Friday, February 19, 2010 at 6:30 and will…

Singer-songwriter Charlie Chang Debuts on MYX TV!

Taiwanese American singer-songwriter Charlie Chang has been creating heartfelt and meaningful music for his devoted fans and followers for years. In 2008, his first music video "Waltz for You" was produced. Now, it will be airing on MYX TV along with an interview with him and the director. Be sure to check out the soothing sounds of Charlie Chang! Premiere: Feb 18, Thursday at 2000 PT/ 2300 ET Feb 19, Friday at 1730 PT/ 2030 ET and 2100PT/ midnight ET Feb 20, Saturday at 2000 PT/…