Chih-Hung Ma, the Sole Taiwanese Athlete at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Ma Chih-hung (馬志鴻), a 24 year old luger, is Taiwan's only competitor in the 2010 Winter Olympics being hosted by Vancouver. As per the usual protocol, Taiwan is represented under the international name "Chinese Taipei." Pretty ridiculous most would say, but let the politicians do their thing, while we cheer on one of our own! It's pretty amazing that we have a Taiwanese athlete at all given that Taiwan is essentially a tropical weather island! Check out this photo essay about the "Formidable…

Vote for Jeremy Lin for the Bob Cousy Award!

The Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate point guard. We think you should support rising star Jeremy Lin, not just because he's Taiwanese American, but because he's pretty much awesome on the court! Need some proof? Check out this article commenting on some of his stats: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2009/12/15/1201646/bow-to-the-jeremy-lin-movement-b-o Support the dude!…

Tax Seminar by Taiwanese American Professionals – SD

Tax season is here! To help TAP-SD members make sure they have all the updated information to help them prepare their tax returns, TAP-SD is presenting a tax seminar on February 9. Whether you are filing your individual tax return or your company's tax return, make sure you know about all the latest changes to the tax laws. Taiwanese-American Philip Chang, CPA, MBA will be presenting a seminar and will be glad to answer your questions. For more updated information, check out the TAP-SD Facebook…

A Moment with the Actors and Production Team Behind “Formosa Betrayed.”

Ho Chie Tsai, creator of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, chats with a few of the actors and production team behind the upcoming movie, Formosa Betrayed at the San Francisco / Bay Area's 2010 annual Lunar New Year celebration. Revolving around the theme, "Projecting Our Presence," the event was hosted by TaiwaneseAmerican.org and the 2nd generation organizations in the area including TAP-SF, TACL-LYF, FAPA-YPG, TJCC, Young TAITA, NATEA 2, NATMA 2G, and NATWA II. Formosa Betrayed is a political action…

TAP Chicago’s 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Party

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 Time: 6:00pm - 10:30pm Location: 41st Floor Party Room, 600 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208180127312 Join Taiwanese American Professionals in Chicago for a delicious dinner, networking, fun games, dumpling making (and eating!), and cocktails and spirits! In addition, they'll have mah-jong, card games, and other entertainment. Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 4th Cost: $20, advance payment required Credit…

TAP-NY 2010 Lunar New Year Dinner Banquet

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm Location: PIG HEAVEN, 1540 2nd Ave, New York, NY Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=269086618790 Taiwanese American Professionals in NY would invites you to join them for their 2nd annual Lunar New Year dinner banquet in celebration of the year of the tiger. Hang out with TAP and meet new friends, but buy your tickets soon! There are a LIMITED number of seats available. The chefs at Pig Heaven specialize in…

Earn a Salary Teaching in Taiwan!

Sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan The International Institute, Graduate School is currently accepting applications from certified teachers who are interested in teaching English in Taiwan from August 2010 to July 2011. This program is sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. Taiwan Teacher Exchange Program Benefits: monthly salary, health, dental, and labor insurance, round trip airfare to Taiwan, dormitory accommodations or a housing allowance, Chinese language learning…

Director Justin Lin on Asian American Filmmaking

Check out this article by Justin Lin, arguably one of the better known Taiwanese American filmmakers who started out on the independent track with films such as Shopping For Fangs, Better Luck Tomorrow, Finishing the Game, and more recently has broken through the Hollywood glass ceiling to work on industry films such as Annapolis, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious. Read his article: Am I 'retarded' for making Asian American films? In it, he discusses the making of…

A Work-in-Progress: “Almost Home: Taiwan”

Victoria Linchong is a Taiwanese American actress, writer, producer and director based in New York. We've mentioned her work here before on TaiwaneseAmerican.org, and we are also pleased to be able to sponsor her current documentary work-in-progress. Victoria's theater production credits include several plays by James Purdy, including SUN OF THE SLEEPLESS with Laurence Fishburne, and STOP THE WAR: A FESTIVAL FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, the only artistic protest against the first Gulf War…

DineForChange Partners with TAP-SF For Haiti Earthquake Relief

Date: Friday, January 22, 2010 Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Horizon Restaurant and Lounge, 498 Broadway, San Francisco, CA Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=297763728744 As you all know, Haiti was recently hit by a devastating earthquake. As a community we need to show our support and raise whatever we can to the EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI. If you thought about donating to this cause, this is a good opportunity to take action! DineForChange in collaboration…