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Community battles new owner over Chinese Cultural Center

posted by Gabi Wy

Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center protest

By Gabi Wy
AsAmNews Intern

When Elizabeth Mann served as developer for the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center in 1997, painstakingly recruiting the best of the best from China to build the center, she never imagined anyone would want to tear it down.

However, new company and building owner True North made clear its intentions to … Read more

Campus

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Study: East Asians Have A Different Measure of Success than Whites

Study: East Asians Have A Different Measure of Success than Whites

posted by Randall

Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American AssociationIt’s an age old question.

Would you rather be a big frog in a small pond or a small frog in a big pond.

A new study by Ph.D student Kaidi Wu from the University of Michigan found that people from East Asian cultures tend to answer that question differently than White Americans.

The AtlanticRead more

Chinese American

The Accidental Asian Tourist

posted by Randall

Sam LouieBy Sam Louie
Psychology Today

I recently had the opportunity to visit Europe to teach on the concept of cultural Asian shame and addiction in Switzerland. Part of this opportunity allowed me to do some sightseeing in other parts of the continent, so my wife and I spent some time in Paris.

What intrigued me … Read more

Campus

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Students Call for Hmong American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Students Call for Hmong American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison

posted by Randall

University of Wisconsin-MadisonA group of Hmong American undergraduates are organizing to lobby the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to launch a formal Hmong American Studies program, reported the Wisconsin State Journal.

Wisconsin is home to one of the largest Hmong American populations in the country, but the students face an uphill climb at a time the state … Read more

Blogs

Jan 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asians Have Been Appropriating White Food, and it is a Good Thing

Asians Have Been Appropriating White Food, and it is a Good Thing

posted by Lisa Dinh

Chinese marketBy Lisa Dinh
AsAmNews Intern

 

Amidst America’s contentious election, BuzzFeed recently published an article entitled, “17 Foods That White People Have Ruined.” Example foods from the article include “Pho with Broccoli and Quinoa” and “Nutella Samosas.” The popular piece gained over 1 million views and 602 comments. Its top-rated comment argues against the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on America’s New Standard of Beauty

America’s New Standard of Beauty

posted by Randall
Arrianna Quan

Arrianna Quan, the first Asian American crowned as Miss Michigan, was called ‘ugly.’

Five Asian American women competed in the Miss America Pageant (and scholarship program) last weekend, serving as examples of the growing diversity of the United States and continuing the redefinition of what constitutes the “all-American look” that the contest projects.

It’s telling … Read more

Campus

Sep 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Governor Brown Signs Ethnic Studies Bill in California

Governor Brown Signs Ethnic Studies Bill in California

posted by Louis Chan
ethnic studies protest, Los Angeles

Protestors in Los Angeles advocate for Ethnic Studies (2014)

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
With little fanfare, Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a bill requiring every school district and charter school to offer an ethnic studies class in high school.
 
The bill becomes effective in the 2020-21 school year, giving … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Two New Asian American Restaurants Present Some of the Best New Eats in the U.S.

Two New Asian American Restaurants Present Some of the Best New Eats in the U.S.

posted by Randall
Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants 2016

A six-page ‘Bon Appetit’ spread on the restaurant Bad Saint includes recipes

By Ed Diokno

Among the Best New Restaurants named by prestigious Bon Appetit magazine are two that feature Asian cuisines.

 

Written by Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer for the food magazine’s September issue, the Top Ten Best New Restaurants include Washington DC’s … Read more

Chinese American

Tap Into: American Children Adopted from Korea find Comfort at Summer Camp

posted by Randall

Camp Friendship

Photo from Camp Friendship

Many Asian Americans struggle with straddling the line between being Asian and American. The societal pressures of fitting in and finding your space in society can be difficult, especially for the young.

Some children from Asia adopted into White families have their own unique identity issues.

They may yearn for being … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 11, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Museums & Cultural Institutions Lacking in Staff Diversity

Museums & Cultural Institutions Lacking in Staff Diversity

posted by Randall
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

By Ernabel Demillo
Host @AsianAmericanLife

New York has some of the most diverse cultural institutions in the world, from high profile museums to smaller neighborhood community groups. It seems like the city has something for everyone. But behind closed doors, it is a different story.

A recent study found … Read more

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