HUMANS OF TAIWAN

Alice Lin’s YA debut novel “Fireworks” navigates bisexuality, pop fandom, friendship

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  In this “New Creatives” interview with Alice Lin, an up-and-coming Taiwanese American author, we dig into the cultural roots and swoon-worthy characters of her...

Rosalie Chiang on “Turning Red”: “My red panda is my acting career.”

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TaiwaneseAmerican.org is excited to present our latest “New Creatives” interview with Rosalie Chiang, voice actress for the protagonist Mei in Pixar’s blockbuster...

Oliver Lin’s short film “To Add Oil” interrogates identity and duty

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Feature images provided by Oliver Lin or from his website. Today, we’re incredibly excited to be launching TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s “New Creatives” initiative, a...

Phoebe Ga-Yi Chan: Formosa is Portuguese for “Beautiful”

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I can still taste the candied strawberries on my tongue.  Sometimes, I wake up expecting to see a boxy, white air conditioning unit above me, rather than my...

Meet Tim Berge of ICRT

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International Community Radio Taiwan (ICRT) General Manager Tim Berge has had the opportunity to both witness and report on the enormous changes that have taken...

Jaja Hashimoto: I Cut My Own Tongue Off

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I had a tongue that held three languages by a single thread.  When I was in second grade, I had a tutor who was the brightest among all. He had a Masters in...

Meet BoonHuey Ee of Merck Healthcare

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BoonHuey Ee, general manager of Merck Healthcare Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, is a Merck veteran with more than two decades’ experience in the healthcare...

Chewing on Home: Boba, Authenticity, and Identity

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FEATURE PHOTOS PROVIDED BY AUTHOR
In 2019, Domino’s rolled out a limited-edition pizza in Taiwan topped with sweet tapioca balls and honey, drawing mixed...

Meet Cindy Chen of the Adecco Group

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Cindy Chen, regional head of the Adecco Group Taiwan & South Korea, is a veteran of the company and the human resources industry. From her first position as...

Meet Kevin Chiang of Ever Rich

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Kevin Chiang, president of Ever Rich Duty Free, has brought a lot of innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to helping run the company his father built. From...

Meet Laura and Olivia, Co-founders of Project EMplify

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Photos provided by Olivia Chen Project EMplify, co-founded by Taiwanese Americans Laura Huang and Olivia Chen, is a global non-profit initiative dedicated to...

We interviewed “The Half of It” writer & director Alice Wu

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  FEATURE PHOTO OF ALICE WU BY K.C. BAILEY
When Netflix dropped its trailer for The Half of It almost a month ago, it rocked the internet. People quickly attached...

The Formosa Coffee Brings Taiwan-grown Beans to US

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During the past decade, Taiwan's burgeoning coffee scene has gained more attention, but the stories from news articles have tended towards the creative cafes and...

For a Better Life, Move to Taiwan: My Taiwanese American Story

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When my mom was twenty, she moved from Taiwan to the United States. Now I’m twenty, and I’m doing everything I can to get back.  There are practical reasons for...

Lithification, and Other Processes, by Dri Chiu Tattersfield

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GRAND PRIZE WINNING ENTRY, COLLEGE CATEGORY
“In this subtle and imaginative story, Dri Chiu Tattersfield explores questions of identity, family, foreignness and...

[中英版] Another Perspective for Taiwanese America: Ensuring Taiwan’s Security 另外一個角度給台美人:保證臺灣的安全

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Another Perspective for Taiwanese America: Ensuring Taiwan’s Security 另外一個角度給台美人:保證臺灣的安全 If you asked me to put money down on whether or not Donald Trump could...

Remembrance & Resources: Learning About 228

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By Joyce Chen & Leona Chen |
74 years have elapsed since the 1947 February 28 Massacre in Taiwan, when building resentment over inflation, constant military...

What I learned from a year of asking, “Am I Taiwanese?”

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By Angela Yu, co-host of "Hearts in Taiwan" podcast I am Taiwanese American, but it’s taken me a long time and a lot of careful thought to say that. I am also...

Political intrigue, romance, danger: Meet Judy I. Lin, fantasy author of A Magic Steeped in Poison & A Venom Dark and Sweet

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Welcome back to another interview in our “New Creatives” series at TaiwaneseAmerican.org! With August and the end of summer coming around, avid readers will know...

“How We Say I Love You”: Nicole Chen on her picture book & middle grade debuts

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Author Nicole Chen (photo credit to Sarah Deragon)
"How We Say I Love You," with illustrations by Lenny Wen, features a Taiwanese American girl who shares how her...

Britney Chen: A Taste of Nostalgia

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  Over the years, I had grown familiar with the musty scent of airplanes, the sound of my footsteps on the boarding bridge, and the taste of microwavable airline...

All Hail the ‘BNS’: Meet Wil Chung of Impromptu Spices

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In the spring of 2020, a small group of Taiwanese Americans started the Taiwanese Home Cooking Facebook group in order to have a place for the Taiwanese diaspora...

Meet Serena Chow of Johnson & Johnson

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As Senior Director of Government Affairs & Policy, Johnson & Johnson’s Serena Chow must juggle the interests of many different stakeholders. Yet during her more...

Jennifer Co: 1993 – 1998

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I am 21 and I am waiting. I wait for the university to spit me back out into the world, for the past four years to suddenly, and unabashedly, mean something. I...

Emily Lo: A Growing Pair of Asian Eyes

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First Grade 
Pop. Click. Pop. Click. I opened and carefully sniffed all twenty-two of my Mr. Sketch markers, shoving caps onto untipped ends. Engaging in a ritual...

[中英版] Another Perspective for Taiwanese America: Ensuring Taiwan’s Security 另外一個角度給台美人:保證臺灣的安全

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Another Perspective for Taiwanese America: Ensuring Taiwan’s Security 另外一個角度給台美人:保證臺灣的安全 If you asked me to put money down on whether or not Donald Trump could...

Anne Hu’s Short Film “Lunchbox” Unpacks a Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationship

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Independent filmmaker Anne Hu is cooking up a new project rooted in her own experience growing up Taiwanese American in a predominantly white suburb of Cleveland....

Meet High Schooler-Founded Social Impact Small Business ‘Formosa’

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IMAGE CREDITS: FORMOSA Many high school students who are of Taiwanese ethnicity spend a summer teaching English in Taiwan. Through programs such as Vox Nativa...

Between the Notes: Jordan Hwang brings the Taipei Music Academy & Festival to Austin Asian American Film Festival

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The film begins with the universal cues of an orchestral warm up: a retrieved violin bow, the tell-tale crisp sleeves and cuff links of performance attire, the...

Jude Chao: ‘Skin Care for your soul’ and sexy radishes

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“Internet big sister” Jude Chao on how a passion for skincare led her to share more about mental health, wellness, and the art of real living with her debut book...

On Clubhouse, ‘臺kanda’: Taiwan’s Wakanda Fantasies

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Are semiconductors Taiwan's vibranium? "Actually," offers one speaker, "it's the Taiwanese people's ethics and heart." Aw.
There's a scene in the Marvel franchise...

[中英版] At Home in the Library: My Taiwanese American Story / 圖書館裡的家

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Twenty years after we moved from Ohio to California, my parents received a letter from the children’s librarian in our old town. She had addressed it to...

Field Notes from Pride in Taiwan: LGBTQ*, Taiwanese-American, & Everything In Between

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Taiwan was one of the few places worldwide able to celebrate LGBTQ* visibility and acceptance during this year’s Pride Month. Hundreds of participants wearing...

Meet Mike Wong of Kraton

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With over three decades of experience in the chemicals industry across markets in the West and Asia-Pacific, Kraton Formosa Polymers Corp. President Mike Wong...

Architecture student, journalist, designer, musician: Eric Lin is all of these and more

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Welcome back to another interview in TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s “New Creatives” series! For this article, I had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Lin, a 21 year-old...

“Amah Faraway” celebrates the joys of bravery and gathering at last

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Author Margaret Chiu Greanias holding a copy of "Amah Faraway" with TaiwaneseAmerican.org founder Ho Chie...

Annie’s T Cakes: Vegan East Asian snacks from your childhood

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If you’ve been around town in the Bay Area, you may have noticed these cute packages of pineapple cakes (in compostable packaging!), that say Annie T’s Cakes....

Spencer Chang: “Ghost Stories” and Other Poems

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From the judges, Charles Yu and Shawna Yang Ryan: "In this sophisticated collection of poems confronting personal and community history, Spencer Chang elegantly...

“The Other End” & other Poems by Averylin Cummins

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Averylin is a high school student, athlete, and activist; a third generation Taiwanese-American seeking to reconnect with her culture; and an aspiring writer and...

Dignity, Belonging, and Meaning-Making in a Pandemic: What Learning Taiwanese Taught Me in a Season of Loss and Hate

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] FEATURE PHOTO PROVIDED BY AUTHOR[/caption] When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the East Coast last spring, I...

Meet Richard Chang of Costco

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Costco’s Senior Vice President of Asia Richard Chang is a well-known fixture of the international business community in Taiwan. A former college and professional...

interWellness: The women-led startup representing Taiwan at the Hult Prize global accelerator

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Just last week, the Hult Prize—a global startup challenge that has been dubbed the “Nobel Prize for students” and awards US$1 million to the winning team—wrapped...

“Danny, Danny”: Meet San Francisco filmmaker Huan Cheng

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FEATURE PHOTOS COURTESY OF HUAN CHENG, 2021
San Francisco-based filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist Huan Cheng explores the loneliness of the immigrant...

Our Dad Invented the N95 Mask: Our Taiwanese American Story

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Editor’s Note: Taiwanese American Peter Tsai has been in the news a lot lately as “the man behind the mask.”  “The retired inventor of N95 masks is back at work...

Taiwanese Americans: Help Report Anti-AAPI Discrimination

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  Originally published March 2, 2020   I will clarify again that legitimate calls for CCP accountability are NOT at odds with real solutions addressing anti-Asian...

Director Zero Chou on “Spider Lilies” and the Evolution of Taiwanese Queer Cinema

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Zero Chou is the director of Spider Lilies, a compelling psychodrama released in 2007 that explores Taiwan’s online culture in the early 21st century. It remains...

[中英版] An Open Letter to the Taiwanese American Community: Securing Taiwan’s Democracy 給台美人的一封公開信:守護台灣民主

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An Open Letter to the Taiwanese American Community: Securing Taiwan’s Democracy 給台美人的一封公開信:守護台灣民主 A strong United States is crucial for a more secure and...

Katrina Liu on Asian American Motherhood: “Mina Learns Chinese”

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There are a lot of things that delight me about children’s books despite being a single, childless, young adult. For example, in Katrina Liu’s bilingual book, “I...

Taiwanese Cha Cha Cha: Judie Yang on Language, Culture, & Family

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Judie Yang is a polyglot: she can speak English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese, and Spanish. Although she doesn’t always introduce herself as a polyglot, language...

Introducing Taiwan Mixed: An Aggregator for English-Language Taiwan News

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L: Hi Salina! Thanks for taking the time to chat. Tell us about this aggregator project.  S: Taiwan Mixed is a platform that aggregates English content on Taiwan....