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Best-Selling Author Lisa See Offers Valuable Chinese-American Genealogy Resource

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.26.2015 | Books
Megan Smolenyak

"In all my novels, including the mysteries, I've written about history that has been lost, forgotten, or deliberately covered up. I've written abou...

On Being A Chinese-American Woman

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Maria X. Liu

I want to be vocal about my experience in order to encourage others to do the same. The experience is one that needs to be collectively shared so that future generations will one day feel empowered and thus embrace their culture.

3 Lessons I Learned Growing Up As a Chinese Daughter

Li Lin | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Li Lin

I'm proud to say that I came from the country that produced the world's most self-made female billionaires in the world. I'm proud to say that I am able to speak both English and Chinese fluently. But I wasn't always proud.

An Appreciation of an American Architect, I.M. Pei

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

A recent review of the work of architect I.M. Pei repeated a common criticism of his work: That his career has been devoted to corporate clientele. I ...

From General to Junzi: The Changing Face of Chinese Food in America

China Hands | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste
China Hands

It's become far too easy to dismiss American-Chinese cuisine as truly inauthentic. And that continues to drive the industry on. The answer to this demand thus far is an influx of Chinese restaurateurs with greater regional specificity.

"Fresh Off the Boat": Smart or A Soy Sorry Joke?

Pamela Tom | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Tom

In an age when there is a national dialogue about diversity and equality in America, shedding light through comedy must be smart, not superficial.

My Struggle With Stereotyping As A Chinese Adoptee

Emily Champion | Posted 01.17.2015 | Teen
Emily Champion

I suppose you could call me a Chinese-American, but truth is, I'm not really all Chinese and I'm not really all American. I feel different ways in different situations.

How I Grew to Love Being Ethnically Chinese

Clarissa Wei | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Clarissa Wei

I was born, raised, educated, primed and prepped in Los Angeles. But behind my fluent English, my American brain, my citizenship, my philosophies, my outlook on life... is a child who was raised by the Taiwanese. I am my parents' daughter and Chinese culture runs through my blood. Always.

You May Not Know About The First Chinese Americans, But You Should

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts

It wasn't easy being Chinese American in the early days. From exclusionary laws to the racist caricatures that dotted newspaper comic pages, America w...

Everything My Asian Immigrant Parents Taught Me Turns Out to Be Wrong

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I have been preparing for most of my life to write this essay. My parents espouse, in addition to the virtues of self-improvement through formal educ...

Engines of Change

China Hands | Posted 06.05.2014 | Women
China Hands

Xiaoying Zhou reports on female entrepreneurs in China In April 2012, Tiantian Ma and her partner finally moved to Shanghai to open up China's first ...

Tradition, Bicultural Identity and Chinese New Year

Emily Chen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Emily Chen

This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.

Why a Gay Asian Immigrant Marches

Erwin de Leon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

Today, the AAPI and LGBT communities are visible, marching alongside African American and Latino communities, in the continued struggle for equality and opportunity.

The Defining Moment

Frances Hesselbein | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Frances Hesselbein

In my grandmother's arms, I cried my heart out for poor Mr. Yee. That was long ago -- the defining moment when I learned respect for all people, the defining moment that would stay with me, would shape my life with passion for diversity, for inclusion.

Counting Candles

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 10.25.2012 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

"Amazing genes!" many would say when learning the ages of my 99-year-old grandfather and 94-year-old grandmother. "You'll live to be 100." "101," I would reply, as if entitled to some borrowed fortitude.

I Should Have Paid Attention in Chinese School

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Frank H. Wu

The common observation is that the Chinese know much more about us than we know about them.

Being Bi-Continental: Remembering How to Be Chinese or American

Amy Wu | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Amy Wu

In the days after arriving, I shifted time zones (east to west), and swiftly fell into the familiar routine of driving, eating salad for lunch, and falling asleep amongst crickets chirping in American suburbia.

Catherine New

Saving, Not Spending, For the Holiday | Catherine New | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- On the Wednesday morning before Christmas, there were no fir trees for sale in New York City's Flushing, Queens. The sidewalks were ...

Chinese American WWII Vets Remember Flying Tigers Days

Victoria Moy | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Victoria Moy

Last week, Chinese American World War II veterans of the legendary Flying Tigers reunited for their 68th Anniversary in New York City.

No eHarmony With Asian Men

Sunil Adam | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Sunil Adam

No one would want to be in the shoes of a black man in America. That is a given. Having the highest incarceration and unemployment rates, not to menti...

Sources: Bus Driver In NYC Crash Had Driving Privileges Suspended Prior To Accident

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The driver of a bus in a horrific weekend crash that killed 15 people in New York City should not have been able to get behind the whe...

Oregon Newspaper: Dem Congressman 'Becoming An Embarrassment'

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — Seven-term Democratic Rep. David Wu faced increasing pressure Wednesday to step down amid a series of bizarre revelations in recen...

Chinese Mothers Are Best Off Avoiding Chinese Stereotypes

Ann Mah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ann Mah

Somehow, despite my childhood shortcomings and lack of discipline, I have had careers as an editor and journalist, and published a novel last year.

"Find a Chinese Wife Now," Thanks to Ads by Google

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

After I wrote my first blog post here, I felt a certain sense of satisfaction. I felt like I'd excavated something difficult about ethnicity and gender and literature and identity. Imagine my shock when I saw the ads by Google.

I Called Amy Tan A Dirty Word--And Then She Friended Me

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

When I said that "Amy Tan" had become a dirty word, I meant it in the full sense: a taboo, a line drawn in the sand, a barrier to understanding. I don't know if that came through.