Apply to be a Formosa Foundation Ambassador

The Formosa Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Formosa Foundation Ambassador Program. For over a decade, this premier Taiwanese American program has provided opportunities for hundreds of college students from Taiwan and the US to experience the effectiveness of political advocacy within the halls of Washington D.C. The Ambassador Program combines in-house training with on-the-ground activist work. Participants in the Program develop the expertise, analytical framework,…

ITASA West Coast Conference for Collegiate Students

The Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) West Coast Conference is for college students to come together to celebrate all there is to being Taiwanese American and/or Asian American. Join in for three days of fun times with guest speakers, social events, a concert, banquet, and much more! The keynote speaker features The LEGO Movie producer Dan Lin on the topic, "Made in Taiwan: How Being Taiwanese Shaped my Career." What can you expect? - Indulging in authentic Taiwanese…

The 2015 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

The Taiwanese American community is often seen as a privileged one, so we're happy to see that this project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund is targeted towards those youth who need a little helping hand to further their educational opportunities. The 2015 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. Through a competitive application process, the funds are applied toward…

The Food of Taiwan Cookbook: NYC Launch Party & Event

Join Cathy Erway & friends for the exciting launch party & events for THE FOOD OF TAIWAN--the new Taiwanese cookbook (and first from a major U.S. publisher!) releasing March 24th! *UPDATE* "The Taiwanese Table: Cuisine & Identity" panel is now SOLD OUT! For folks who couldn't make it, WNYC (NPR affiliate) will air the show live at this site (embedded video will appear day of).    Tuesday, March 24th @ 7 pm - THE TAIWANESE TABLE: CUISINE & IDENTITY - All-star Taiwanese…

A Lucky Milestone! Follow Us on Facebook!

On behalf of the staff of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, we thank all of you -- our loyal supporters over the years as well as the new friends who have discovered us through our website or social media feeds -- for helping us grow into the largest web and social media site serving the next generation of Taiwanese Americans and our allies! We feel an immense responsibility serving you and highlighting a wide-range of topics, issues, people and news relevant to Taiwanese America. Because of you, we…

Family: Help Bring Home Ellie’s Baby Sister from Taiwan

         After a 13-year journey to become parents, Brian and Debbie Dunn adopted their amazing daughter Ellie from Taiwan. In October, they learned Ellie's biological sister was now available to be adopted from Taiwan and the birthmother would like to keep the sisters together. Read their heartfelt letter below and see how you can help. Dear TaiwaneseAmerican.org, we are the Dunns (Brian, Debbie and Ellie) from Georgetown, Texas. Our daughter Ellie is Taiwanese and became a part of our…

Support Youth Programs with Purchase of Taiwanese Homestyle Cookbook

We love Taiwanese food… It fuels us. We bond around it. Our friends and family ask us “chia̍h-pá—bē?” or “have you eaten yet?” as an expression of hospitality. Most importantly, it reminds of us home, family, and what it means to be of unique Taiwanese heritage. Last year, TACL-LYF and NATWA-NC joined together to create the second edition of Homestyle Cooking of Taiwan. The book includes suggested menus for various occasions and quick guidelines for prep time, complexity level,…

Sunflower Movement Student Leaders Tour in CA, DC, and NY

Several key leaders of Sunflower Movement in Taiwan are on tour throughout the US to talk about the current political landscape. On March 18th 2014, civic groups and student demonstrators stormed Taiwan's parliament floor to protest the government's ratifying a controversial trade agreement with China without proper democratic processes. The sit-in, known as the Sunflower Movement, demanded that the government be accountable to the people, and lasted over 20 days. The occupation ended, and…

How I Became More Involved With the Taiwanese American Community

by Nikki DePaola When I first moved to Los Angeles three years ago, I didn’t know very many people outside of my job and a few cousins. Growing up in Kansas, I was excited to be in a place known for the best Taiwanese food outside of Taiwan, and with so many options to connect with the Taiwanese American community. There are plenty of opportunities in LA for a young Taiwanese American woman. Organizations like TAP (Taiwanese American Professionals), TACL (Taiwanese American Citizens’…