Best known for ground-breaking graphic novel Secret Identities, Taiwanese American comic illustrator and graphic designer Jerry Ma has featured works at the New York Asian Film Festival, the Lunar New Year Festival at the Met, and in Linsanity the Movie to name a few.
Currently in the process of opening a Taiwanese restaurant in East Village, Jerry’s work has been instrumental for the Asian American community – TAP-NY sat with him to learn more.
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You might be following this “Insta-famous” commercial photographer and social media consultant already. Known as ehgg on Instagram, Taiwanese-American Chris Liu’s unique captures can be found on the walls of food establishments across New York, as well in articles at Buzzfeed and TimeOut NY.
TAP-NY had the chance to meet up with Chris to discover what a day in the life looks like for him and what inspired him on his unique journey.
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Brooklyn-based “Taiwanese-Hong Konger-American” illustrator Christina Chung has had her work appear in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, and Eater, as well as novel and album covers.
Despite her busy schedule, TAP-NY had the chance to interview Christina to learn about her upbringing, her work, and her inspirations.
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Ed Lin is a Taiwanese American writer and novelist based in New York. As the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards, he published Incensed last fall which continues his Taipei-based series started with Ghost Month.
TAP-NY met with Lin to learn more about his background, his thoughts on writing, and his latest work. Continue reading “Chatting with Ed Lin, author of Taipei-based novel Incensed”
The New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) is a classical group committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the chamber music repertoire, infusing contemporary Asian culture into the canon of western classical music. Founded in 2010, the organization has since been hailed by New York Concert Reviews as “an impressively organized and professional group… comprised of many young and gifted players”.
TAP-NY had the chance to speak with Taiwanese American NACMS co-founders and musicians Andy Lin and Nan-Cheng Chen after their recent season opening concert.
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Originally from Danshui, Taiwan, Taiwanese American Peggy Shih of TK Kitchen initially held a corporate job in marketing. When the opportunity arose to take a three month sabbatical in New York to study English, she jumped at the chance – and those three short months have now become almost a decade.
TK Kitchen, located in St. Mark’s, is known for its variety of drinks and traditional, light Taiwanese fare, serving classics such as gua bao, braised pork rice, and stinky tofu. TAP-NY swung by to learn the inspiration behind this classic St. Mark’s establishment.
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Taiwanese American Stephanie Chou is a saxophonist, singer, and composer based in New York City, whose music combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop harmonies and rhythms. Stephanie has performed her music across the world – from Taipei and Beijing to NYC and Italy – and seeks to produce “global music that is artistically challenging, bold and fearless, and which presents a unique musical perspective.”
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