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…

Facing Displacement from 76ers arena project, Philly Chinatown says “NO!”: Interview with Kaia Chau and Taryn Flaherty, Students for Preservation of Chinatown

By Eddie Wong | March 17, 2023

Interview with Kaia Chau and Taryn Flaherty by Eddie Wong. Posted March 17, 2023 Introduction:  Philadelphia Chinatown is facing an imminent threat to its survival as the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team seeks to build a new arena at its doorstep. Kaia Chau, a junior at Bryn Mawr College, and Taryn Flaherty, a sophomore the University…

Tutti – Short Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | March 13, 2023

By Charlie Chin. Posted March 13, 2023.     Tutti didn’t see the truck that killed him.  I remember he was looking back at me and laughing as he got out of the van.  The driver of the Ford Ram had swerved to avoid hitting a school kid crossing the street.  I jumped out of…

The Cargo Rebellion Explores Chinese Sailors’ Mutiny and Diasporic Cultural Legacies in Music

By Contributed | March 5, 2023

by Grant Din. Posted March 5, 2023 The graphic novel, The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom, and its accompanying essays tell the story of important yet little-known areas of labor and Chinese/Chinese American history through the lens of the mutiny of Chinese workers on the Robert Bowne in 1852.  Kim Inthavong’s strikingly dramatic illustrations…