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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week!

Through the month of May, share this post link through Facebook or Twitter and include the hashtags #APAHM #taiwanlove to help spread the pride! Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide during the month of May to honor the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States. In June of 1977, Congressmen Frank Horton (NY) and Norman Y. Mineta (CA) introduced a House resolution that called upon the President to proclaim the first 10 days…

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.…

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…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Through the Lens of an ABT

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION This past December was my first time traveling back to Taiwan in over nine years. And the last time I went, I was 10, so I honestly don’t remember much from my trip then. It was truly a life changing experience and one that has changed my perspective not only on Taiwan, but also on the United States. And as a photographer, I wanted to document every bit of my journey through Taiwan with my mother and cousin. After visiting my family in Kaohsiung, we decided…

Taiwanese Food Madness

After two weeks of voting, we have found our winner - Beef Noodle Soup (牛肉麵)! Just seeing the sheer number of pictures submitted of Beef Noodle Soup showed that it was going to be a very strong contender. Thank you to everyone for participating, and please let us know what foods we missed / how we can improve upon this for next year! The NCAA March Madness Tournament is under way, and we're getting into it too, food style. TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to present the first annual…

National Taiwanese American Women’s Conference in San Diego

The 2015 North American Taiwanese Women's Association (NATWA) Convention will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego from April 16-19, 2015. The conference theme is TELLING OUR HISTORY THROUGH PROSE, POETRY AND ART. Founded by proud 1st generation Taiwanese American and Canadian women during the 80's, the organization and conference now brings together the 1st through 3rd generation community of Taiwanese heritage. The collegiate and young professional program (NATWA…

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,…

TaiwaneseAmerican.org Presents Four Films at CAAM Fest 2015

Each year, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to support the premier Asian American Film Festival in San Francisco. CAAM Fest, the Center for Asian American Media’s annual festival features not only amazing works in film, TV, and digital media, but now also includes showcases in music and food. This festival is a treasure trove of great Asian American works from established as well as emerging talent. This year, we proudly co-present four films during this 10 day festival. We invite you to…