NYC’s Taiwanese American Cultural Festival: Passport to Taiwan

It's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate the Taiwanese American community by joining them at the largest festival of its kind in New York City. At the Passport to Taiwan event each year, participants can sample local delicacies from in Taiwan, observe dough figurine makers and calligraphy masters at work in the arts & crafts area, learn about various organizations and agencies, play children’s games, learn about traditional Taiwanese toys in the interactive…

Breaking Barriers: Alvina Ling, Editor-in-Chief for Little, Brown Book for Young Readers

To have a career that you love is an achievable feat. Alvina Ling, editor-in-chief for Little, Brown Book for Young Readers shares her insights on how she found her calling. She has helped publish over 100 children books and continues to introduce great stories for all readers. Better yet, she illuminates what a career in the book publishing industry is like--and how to embody what you believe in through your work! As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, TaiwaneseAmerican.org…

Taiwanese Aborigines Culture Tour throughout America

"Finding Us: The Real Face of Taiwanese Aborigines" A cultural dance performance showcasing musical pieces from seven aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. The group is currently on a multi-city USA tour to promote Taiwanese Aborigines culture. Schedule: HOUSTON May 16, 2015, Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Asia Heritage Society of Houston 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004 May 16, 2015, Saturday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Taiwanese Community Center 5885 Point West, Houston TX 77036 May…

Taiwanese American Heritage Week Festival near Los Angeles

The 2015 Taiwanese American Heritage Week Festival in Los Angeles takes place this year at Barnes Memorial Park in Monterey Park! There will be performances from Taiwan as well as by local talent. Be sure to come out and enjoy a beautiful day celebrating culture and community! And of course, eat some delicious Taiwanese food! You might also win a round trip ticket to Taiwan! Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm Location: Barnes Memorial Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park,…

World Premiere: Music Video for “Alishan” from the Island X Album

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to bring you the world premiere of the music video "Alishan"--a collaboration between video production team, Jess Lee & Matt Figler, and Taiwanese American sisters Susan & Emily Hsu. The twin sister duo gained fame in 2009 after their Typhoon Morakot fundraising YouTube video went viral in Taiwan. "Alishan" is first track off their album, Island X. ISLAND X - "ALISHAN" OFFICAL VIDEO from BUBL-T on Vimeo. Producer Jess Lee, also Taiwanese American, together…

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in SF

Take a journey halfway around the world without leaving San Francisco! The 2015 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival officially kicks off its 23rd year. Over 8,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to enjoy mouth-watering Taiwanese delicacies, rock out to live performances and experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture. Grab tasty Taiwanese eats, from fan favorites like boba milk tea to savory entrees like minced pork over rice. During Asian Pacific American Heritage…

“The Sisterhood of Night” movie: Catherine Huang

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1191"] Photo Credit: Caryn Waechter[/caption] The Sisterhood of Night tells the story of a group of teenage girls who form a secret society that gets revealed and misinterpreted in their small town and high school, until a domino chain of events lead to some startling moments of violence and grace--and important truths about the world of young people--especially young women--today. Taiwanese American screenwriter Marilyn Fu talks about "Catherine Huang,"…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Rush Hour

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION I remember during my childhood I used to have a deep fascination with trains and even had dreams of operating one someday. Whenever I saw a train while on the road, my parents would immediately pull over to the side just so I could watch it pass for a minute or two and hear the click-clack as the train rolled over the tracks. That love for trains has carried over to my journalist endeavors and now I write quite a bit about public transportation and urban development.…

Taiwan Soul Photography Competition

The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is hosted annually in San Francisco's Union Square. This year, several of the large booth walls will feature full-sized photo banners that showcase the theme "Taiwan Soul." Here's an opportunity for you to see your beautiful photo printed larger than life for tens of thousands of festival-goers to see! What does "Taiwan Soul" mean to you? HOW TO ENTER: Post your own photo on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563649320563254/ Winners…

Meet Marilyn Fu – Screenwriter for The Sisterhood of Night

Marilyn Fu is a Taiwanese American screenwriter whose latest film "The Sisterhood of Night" has been just begun screening on the film festival circuit and is soon to be released in theaters nationwide and on VOD starting April 10th. Inspired by Steven Millhauser's short story of the same name, "The Sisterhood of Night" tells the story of a group of teenage girls who have formed their own secret society and meets in the forest after dark. When word leaks out in their small-town high school through…