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Deanna Lee

Blog Entries by Deanna Lee

Yes We Can: The Power of International Education

Posted November 17, 2008 | 17:24:23 (EST)

When Barack Obama reached out in his Grant Park acceptance speech "to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores" -- proclaiming "our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared" -- he also reached a special group of American youth who couldn't be more excited about the world's and...

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The Sleeping Giant in American Politics

Posted September 30, 2008 | 15:34:00 (EST)

Look at Asian Americans today, says Paul Ong, "and what you're seeing is the awakening of the new sleeping giant in politics. The question is, how fast are we going to become a meaningful force?"

Ong is the principal investigator of "The State of Asian America: Trajectory of Civic and...

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Beijing Diary

Posted August 28, 2008 | 21:42:14 (EST)

Heading out of Beijing after the Olympics, I'm struck by the "new China" I've seen. Beijing was of course spectacularly clean, colorful and welcoming for the Games. But what has really made an impression on me -- from visits to schools, workplaces and homes -- is a China that does...

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A Chinese American at the Olympics (or, an American Chinese?)

Posted August 19, 2008 | 00:40:21 (EST)

Wow...what a feeling to arrive in Beijing in the middle of the Olympic Games.

I was curious to see how much I would really feel "part" of all the fervor. This is my first trip to China in over ten years. Even before, try as I might I never...

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