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"My parents...were like lovebirds."

Peihuang shares her most vivid memory of her parents.

childhood, family, parents

How our parents reacted to our relationship

"They cannot get married."

Tien and Alex describe their parents' reaction to their engagement.

marriage, parents, romance

Little League

David recalls what it was like watching the Little League World Series as he grew up, and how baseball inspired the people of Taiwan.

childhood, Little League Baseball

What does your Taiwanese identity mean to you?

Tien describes how she passes on her Taiwanese identity to her son.

culture, identity, kids, Taiwanese language

A Father Son Conversation: Charles and Nicholas on family values and legacies

"I was raised up from very traditional family...everything is focused study, study, and study...If I raise my family, I'm not going to be focused on purely just education."

Charles tells his son Nicholas the values and legacies that he wants to pass down in their family.

family, kids, parents
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A conversation with my mother

How would you describe the area you grew up?
I lived in the third largest city in Taiwan. It was a convenient and energetic environment.

How did you feel about leaving Taiwan?
I came to pursue higher education, so I was anxious to learn in school and did not plan to stay in the US for too long.


family, history, immigration, kids


Trent recalls growing up under martial law in Taiwan.

childhood, martial law
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A Forthright Attorney

My mom, on one of her volunteer trips to Taiwan, met the principal of an aborigines elementary school not too far from where she grew up herself.

When the principal found out who she was, he revealed that during those times it was known - not just in his village, but in the next two villages over...

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The Gold Star

When I was in 4th Grade, my classmates and I was given a gold star to write the name of a veteran relative. As a second-generation Chinese-Taiwanese American, it was clear I had no relatives that served in the U.S. military. However, my father mentioned my great-grandfather fought in World War...

identity, war

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