2016 Presidential Election – Highlight Reel: An Election like Never before

Featured Image Photo Credit: SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images As the election gets closer, we take a look at the events leading up to this three-way battle between three experienced parties: the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rising to power after being absent for eight years, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) maintaining its dominance, and the People First Party … Continue reading 2016 Presidential Election – Highlight Reel: An Election like Never before

Hanging out with TANG : A Reflection

“Do any of you know what this is?”, I asked as I held up a small cut-out felt stencil of the shape of Taiwan. The kids from the Tiny Tots program of Taiwanese American Next Generation (TANG) sat in a circle, curiously looked at the shape, and eagerly started exclaiming their ideas of what the … Continue reading Hanging out with TANG : A Reflection

Dr. Tsai addresses Taiwanese Americans

DPP Presidential hopeful Tsai Ing-wen spoke in New York City before local Taiwanese American organizations and supporters on Friday, June 5, as part of her tour around the United States. Tsai spoke in Mandarin and Taiwanese but also prepared an English segment directed at young Taiwanese Americans. Tsai painted Taiwan as an innovative and progressive … Continue reading Dr. Tsai addresses Taiwanese Americans

#Talk4TW – Cathy Erway

We sat down with acclaimed food writer, Cathy Erway, to talk about her latest book The Food of Taiwan and her experience learning about her Taiwanese identity and its cuisine. The book is a recipe book on Taiwanese dishes but provides a wonderfully detailed introduction to Taiwan, starting from its complicated history. While many Taiwanese Americans … Continue reading #Talk4TW – Cathy Erway

#Talk4TW – Jess Lee

"Before the trip [to Taiwan], I had a lot of idea on how I viewed my identity as a Taiwanese American, but the trip definitely solidified those views and made me realize how different our cultures are. Not even just between Taiwanese and Chinese culture...but even between Taiwanese and Taiwanese American culture" The great thing about the Taiwanese American … Continue reading #Talk4TW – Jess Lee

Turning the Tables for the Model Minority

      "Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.” – Mahatma Gandhi There have been a lot of civil unrest regarding police brutality and social injustices around the country. We see riots and protests on the news, most recently in Baltimore. When seeing these current events, have … Continue reading Turning the Tables for the Model Minority

A Bad Taste in Taiwan

  Recently, numerous food scandals have been uncovered in Taiwan, some of which have been going on for years. These cases raise questions about how much unsafe food is still being produced, how long each scandal has been going on, how many people have been affected by them, and ultimately negatively impacts trust in Taiwan’s products … Continue reading A Bad Taste in Taiwan

How Taiwan Can Stand on Mountains to Seek New Heights

I was browsing YouTube and watched a video called "Rethink Civilization" by Crash Course. In it, it talks about civilizations built on the flatland compared to those in the mountains. My mind went from mountains to Taiwan. In a recent discussion, the point that Taiwan must capitalize on it’s geographical strengths (mainly talking about Taiwan … Continue reading How Taiwan Can Stand on Mountains to Seek New Heights

Columbia TASA Spring Panel – Why Commit?

On April 11th, Columbia University’s Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA) hosted their annual Spring Panel on social and cultural activism.  This year, they decided to invite a number of speakers in order to encourage and inspire their young participants to play a bigger role in the community. The panelists, who are leaders of cultural and … Continue reading Columbia TASA Spring Panel – Why Commit?

Walking through 228 : 10 Facts About 228

The 228 Incident/Massacre, (二二八事件), is an event in Taiwan's history that is not commonly known; the exact number of victims remain a mystery other than that tens of thousands suffered. What is known is that it was a conflict between the incoming ROC government and the inhabitants of Taiwan. Although many have heard of the bloody … Continue reading Walking through 228 : 10 Facts About 228