In this video, Nancy Schretter, Managing Editor for the Family Travel Network, discusses the things you should consider when planning the family activities while on vacation.
The Origins of the Taiwanese American CommunityFemale: Taiwanese Americans are those that they currently are American citizens but they still think that Taiwan still their hometown.Male: Taiwanese people are very friendly but with a little shy and a little bit humble.Male: I would say the Taiwanese Americans are generous in nature. They are always willing to help and lend a helping a hand and they want to contribute to the community where they live in.Female: Taiwan just like the United States actually is a melting pot of a lot of cultures.Female: Well, most people dont really know what Taiwan is. They are like “Oh its part of China” like “No its not.”Female: From its soaring Eastern Mountain to its meandering western plains, the island of Taiwan boasts many beautiful locales. Taiwan is complies of one main island which holds its capital city Taipei as well as nearby smaller islands. Its modern history dates to the late 1500s when a sailor on a passing ship dubbed “Formosa,” a word which means “The Beautiful” in Portuguese, the name stock for the next four centuries. The island was occupied by the Dutch in the 1600s and later the Chinese who seeded it to Japan in 1895. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Since 1949, Taipei and Beijing have held different opinions regarding Taiwans political identity. However, a milestone occurred in 1996 when for the first time in their history, the Taiwanese directly elected their president. Residents of Taiwan speak both Mandarin and Taiwanese although a few of the older generations speak only Japanese. Over 90% of Taiwanese adhere to a combination of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. When we return, well hear about the Taiwanese Peoples life in America and a few of its corresponding culture shocks coming up next on World in America.