Ever since rapper Dwagie (大支) shocked Taiwan with his unapologetic rhymes about identity in 2002 (Taiwan Song), he has only continued to break through walls, becoming the only artist to have collaborated with both Nas (Refuse to Listen) and the Dalai Lama (People). Dwagie’s songs are often inspired by social and political issues and events, … Continue reading #Talk4TW – Dwagie (大支)
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
"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
For Taiwanese American Tiffany Yu, it is all about the "small wins and positive thinking". When she attended her first Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) conference, she looked at the picture of Taiwan's outline on the ITASA logo and thought it was a leaf. Tiffany has gone a long way since then. Her involvement with … Continue reading #Talk4TW – Tiffany Yu
The Taiwanese American community is closely-knit and Ada Chen is no stranger to that. After first being involved with the Rutgers Taiwanese American Student Association, she continuously found herself in the Taiwanese American community, even when she transferred to New York University.
While OFT was brainstorming a list of which individuals we would want to interview for our #Talk4TW series, Charles Pan was up there on our list. Since Charles is the Taiwanese American Professionals - New York president, we wanted to learn more about his back story of how he became so involved in the Taiwanese American community.
New Jersey native Jon Lee was shocked when he found out about the relationship between Taiwan and China. In our interview, we talk to him to learn about his journey from Rutgers to Taiwan advocacy in DC and beyond