MOSF 18.3: CAAMFest 2023 Shorts – Finding Our Way Home in an Emotional Multiverse

By Ravi Chandra | May 9, 2023

There are 60 shorts in 14 programs in CAAMFest 2023. Here’s a review of some!

KDP – Union of Democratic Filipinos’ Rich History Illuminated in New Website: Interview with KDP Leader Melinda Paras

By Contributed | May 8, 2023

Interview by Rocky Garcia with Eddie Wong.  Posted May 9, 2023. Introduction:  In September 2022, the KDP Legacy Website was launched offering a comprehensive look at one of the most significant organizations in the Filipino American community and in the American Left. The website not only highlights the many organizing drives KDP conducted for Filipino…

Pu Tai – Short Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | May 8, 2023

by Charlie Chin. Posted May 8, 2023.      I’m on my own during the weekends.  My wife Esther is usually busy volunteering at the Jewish Temple, both our children, Alan and Susan, moved to Connecticut, so we only see them on birthdays and holidays.   Every now and then, I use the free time to…

Jade Wave Rising Exhibit Demonstrates the Power and Beauty of Asian American Women

By Eddie Wong | April 30, 2023

by Eddie Wong. Posted April 30, 2023 Jade Wave Rising: Portraits of Power curated by Yeu Q Nguyen is a powerful exhibit that offers a variety of creative expression in the visual and performance arts. This exhibit, presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), takes…

Seeing Ourselves at the Intersections: Interconnected Histories, Culture, and Art at the Cheech and Riverside Art Museum

By Contributed | April 25, 2023

by Celia Viramontes. Posted April 25, 2023. “[The] Japanese Mexican experience…there is very little documentation, there is very little record, and it’s not part of the national history so it’s hard for us to engage with these kinds of histories.” ”[i] Fig. 1. Photo: Kingo Nonaka, Tijuana 1933. (Courtesy of Nonaka Family Archive) The black and…

MOSF 18.2: Celine Song’s Past Lives: Ambition and Emptiness (EAAPAAO Part 3)

By Ravi Chandra | April 23, 2023

Celine Song’s Past Lives is a quiet triumph that raises important questions for Asian Americans in particular.

Jean Tren-Hwa Perkins’ Memories of Life in Shanghai during the ’50s and China’s Cultural Revolution: An Excerpt from Spring Flower, Vol. 2 and 3

By Contributed | April 11, 2023

Excerpts from Spring Flower (3 volumes), by Jean Tren-Hwa Perkins, M.D. Posted April 11, 2023. Edited by Richard Perkins Hsung, Ph.D. Published by Earnshaw Books, Hong Kong. Available from online retailers and independent bookstores worldwide. Spring Flower is the three-volume memoir of my mother, Dr. Jean Tren-Hwa Perkins, who was born into extreme poverty in central…

The Shanxi Palace – Short Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | April 7, 2023

by Charlie Chin. Posted April 7, 2023.    “You chinks and gooks come over her to America, you can’t even speak the language properly, you don’t follow the rules.  Aren’t you ashamed of taking jobs away from White people?  The health inspector used his ball point pen to date the form, June 18, 2022, signed…

Lauren Tamaki: Her Art Illuminates and Protests the WWII Incarceration of Japanese Americans

By Contributed | March 23, 2023

By Linda Wing. Posted March 23, 2023. In 1983, Miné Okubo testified before the U.S. Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. She submitted a copy of her 1946 book entitled Citizen 13660 as eyewitness evidence of the daily injustices experienced by those imprisoned by the federal government. Okubo was among those incarcerated. The…

Philly Coalition to Save Chinatown Creates Joyous Video

By Eddie Wong | March 22, 2023

by Eddie Wong. Posted March 22, 2023. There’s no better way to popularize a cause than to create a video that conveys the spirit of the people fighting to save their community.  This is exactly what the Philly Community Access Media released today. Share it with friends. Here’s what the No Arena in Chinatown Solidarity…