Dinner Dumplings with Lisa Lee – Co-founder of ThickDumplingSkin.com

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai takes a dinner break with Lisa Lee, co-founder along with actress Lynn Chen of the website ThickDumplingSkin.com, to talk about Asian American community activism and her personal story of Taiwanese American identity. Lisa previously served as the publisher of Hyphen Magazine and was also recognized by AngryAsianMan.com as one of 30 influential Asian Americans under the age of 30. In May 2011, she received San Francisco's Asian Pacific American Heritage…

Meet Karin Wang, Civil Rights Advocate and Proud Taiwanese American

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Margaret Chen speaks with Karin Wang, a life-long civil rights advocate who currently serves as Vice-President of Programs & Communications at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization serving Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We've followed her work for the past decade and remain impressed with all that she has been able to accomplish. With an excellent track record of leadership, Karin…

Akufuncture Family: Founder Samuel Wang & Musician Kevin Lien

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai chats with YouTube artist Kevin Lien and sponsor Samuel Wang, one of the co-founders of Akuncture Clothing. Both are Taiwanese Americans who hope to make an impact on the greater community by sharing their creative talents. We recently brought together our TaiwaneseAmerican.org team along with some of our co-collaborators in LA to attend one of Akufuncture's OSMOSIS performance series showcasing talented Asian American artists. On this unusually cool…

On Passion & Inspiration with Comedian Yola Lu

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai recently traveled to Seattle to meet with up-and-coming comedian Yola Lu, a 2nd generation Taiwanese American. We recently heard about her when she was interviewed for Northwest Asian Weekly and were impressed with how far she's gone in such a short time. With so few Asian Americans in stand-up comedy, we certainly took notice of Yola. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/pADs8i Only on the scene for less than a year, Yola found her way on to the Seattle…

Happy Birthday Ho Chie! – Donate to TaiwaneseAmerican.org

Most of you probably know Ho Chie, since he's a regular superhero who seems to know everyone. Of course, Ho Chie Tsai is the founder of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, and he's contributed to the Taiwanese American community in endless ways over the years. Plus, he's still busy coming up with new ways to serve the community every day. Today, we wanted to turn this around and celebrate Ho Chie's -0th birthday! Ho Chie- we wanted to surprise you with a fundraising campaign for TaiwaneseAmerican.org, but…

Johnny Hi-Fi’s Eric Hsu and NBA Player Jeremy Lin at Kollaboration SF

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's special correspondent Annie Tung takes you to Kollaboration SF's red carpet to greet two Taiwanese American stars: Eric Hsu, lead singer of Johnny Hi-Fi, and Jeremy Lin, NBA player for the Golden State Warriors. Kollaboration is an annual event produced by young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals and students to promote a strong API presence in entertainment and media. Their shows take place in cities across the nation and showcase emerging talents in the…

Jen Che Delights Readers With Her Tiny Urban Kitchen

It's not always easy to find a good, authentic recipe for traditional Taiwanese recipes, much less recipes with options for substitutions where the authentic ingredients are hard to find. When guest contributor Bettina Chang's mom didn't pick up the phone one day, she turned to an Internet search to get a recipe for sticky rice. And lo and behold, there was Jen Che's award-winning food blog, TinyUrbanKitchen.com, to save the day! Jen posts reviews and information about local restaurants and markets…

Stephanie Chuang on Life in Broadcast Journalism

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to catch up once again with Stephanie Chuang who now is a morning reporter for KPIX (CBS) in the San Francisco/Bay Area. When we first interviewed her in 2008, she was a recent graduate of Northwestern University who majored in broadcast journalism and Asian American studies. One year into her career, we were fortunate enough to extensively interview her about her new life as a reporter and weekend anchor for KSBW Action News 8, an NBC affiliate in the Central…

Why Taiwan? We Ask Blogger Jade Star of Wai-Taiwan.com

We recently discovered an interesting website “for friends of Taiwan to get together and discuss how much they love the island, the language, and all parts of Taiwanese culture.” Launched in June 2011, the site caught our attention because of the breadth of content that has been posted in such a short time by its twenty-something creator Elena T. aka “Jade Star.” As a foreigner living “outside” (“wai”) of Taiwan, yet a fan of Taiwanese culture and identity, Jade is of Liberian…

Inside NATWA II: An Interview with Co-founder Joann Lo

Guest contributor Hanna Huang, interviews Joann Lo, one of the two founding co-coordinators of the North American Taiwanese Women's Association 2nd generation group (NATWA II) during their 2011 National Convention, which took place in St. Louis, MO. NATWA II's mission consists of establishing a network for 1.5- and 2nd-generation Taiwanese American and Canadian women in order to cultivate and promote talents among young Taiwanese American and Canadian women and to preserve Taiwanese culture and identity.…