East Wind Rising

By Contributed | August 8, 2018

by Eddie Wong Wind. Sometimes it’s a cool, gentle ocean breeze. Sometimes it’s  a fierce blast of heat. Whether it is hot or cold, wind is simply energy moving through space and time. East Wind ezine is like the wind. We are a new energy gathering strength from our past to move us into the…

Roots and Resistance in Hakka Diaspora

By Contributed | July 23, 2018

Roots and Resistance in the Hakka Chinese Diaspora  by Wayne Yeh 葉氏家族以客家人文精神為支柱 The Hakka Spirit is the Pillar of the Yap Clan 樹高千丈,葉落歸根 No matter how tall a tree grows, its leaves will fall back to their roots There is a Chinese saying: 「有陽光的地方就有華人,有華人的地方就有客家人」Wherever the sun shines, there are Chinese people. Wherever there are Chinese…

The Pledge of Black Asian Allegiance

By Contributed | July 18, 2018

The following seven minute video clip from Jon Jang’s four part musical composition “The Pledge of Black Asian Allegiance” features Dr. Amanda Kemp and the Jon Jangtet: Jon Jang (pianist/composer), Gary Brown (bass), Deszon X. Claiborne (drums), Hitomi Oba (saxophone), and Nick DePinna (trombone). The composition focuses on the friendship of Malcolm X and Yuri…