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HoChie Tsai about Ep 29

By Felicia Lin

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

HoChie Tsai is the founder of In addition to the many hats that he wears in the Taiwanese American community, he works as a pediatrician. HoChie frequently speaks at collegiate conference circuit and youth summer camp programs. He is a past Program Director and current Board Member of the Taiwanese American Foundation, and a founder of the Taiwanese American Professionals chapter in San Francisco. He hopes to inspire a renewed sense of pride in personal identity and to increase activism and involvement within the greater Asian American community.

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

  • Where the idea for came from
  • The challenges with setting up the initial website which was conceptualized as a calendar of events in the Taiwanese American community
  • How has grown since it was started in 2006
  • How HoChie balances his work as a pediatrician and with
  • The highlights of being involved with
  •’s Executive Director Erica Ling
  •’s Outreach Director Pamela Hung
  •’s Administrative Director Kristina Lin
  • Some of the celebrities that HoChie has met including Janet Hsieh and Jeremy Lin
  • ITASA’s (Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association) connection to
  • The speaking that HoChie has done at various Taiwanese American youth conferences
  • How Hochie and Anna Wu (’s Editorial Director) created the first “Stinky Tofu” Taiwanese American themed T-shirts sold by
  • How often HoChie visits Taiwan and what he loves about visiting Taiwan
  • Any feedback that HoChie has received from people from Taiwan
  • How HoChie was recognized in the Shih Lin night market for his YouTube interview with Janet Hsieh
  • The popularity of’s 100 Passionate People Projects
  • Taiwanese American Heritage Week in May
  • What types of content on gets the most views
  • How focus on highlighting personal stories of Taiwanese Americans (e.g. artists, writers, leaders, success stories)
  • The Write In Taiwanese Campaign for the 2010 U.S. Census
  • What are the future plans and initiatives of
  • The building of’s nonprofit status
  • HoChie’s advice to others interested in creating an online community
  • How HoChie sees Taiwanese Americans to be an active, recognized part of the Asian American community
  • The Jubilee Project’s motto that “Doing good is contagious”


Related Links:’s website:’s YouTube channel: on Facebook: on Instagram: on Twitter:


ITASA (Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association):


HoChie’s interview with Janet Hsieh for

Connecting with Janet Hsieh, Host of Fun Taiwan:


Jeremy Lin Q&A at Asian Heritage Night – Feb 12, 2013 at Oracle Arena:


The Jubilee Project-“Doing Good is Contagious”:


The Jubilee Project’s YouTube channel:

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