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The Chinese Know That

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.07.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

The Chinese know better than we do the problems their nation faces. I was chatting with a student from China. She was interviewing me for a program on...

Racial Profiling: Doing Science While Asian American

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.14.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

May happens to be Asian American Heritage Month. Even as we celebrate the contributions of the fastest growing racial minority in the nation, we are w...

Asians: Polite, Rude or Angry?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.15.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Within my lifetime, Asians, Asian immigrants, and Asian Americans -- despite blurriness in the lines, these are distinct categories -- have come to be seen differently.

Chinese American History is American History

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Photo by Jeff Lee "They were there at the beginning," Jennifer Fang told me. "Chinese Americans were an integral part of the founding of Portland," s...

History Is in the Interpretation: Asian Americans in Portland

Frank H. Wu | Posted 03.16.2017 | Education
Frank H. Wu

A recent visit to Portland, Oregon made me realize clearly the dilemma of the Asian American story -- more accurately in the plural, stories. It is the constant choice between the positive and the negative.

I'm Chinese American And I Think This Weekend's Peter Liang Protests Were A Problem

Steph Yin | Posted 02.22.2017 | New York
Steph Yin

My parents and many of their friends attended these rallies or have spoken up in support of Liang. They have stayed silent and very far away from any Black Lives Matter protests, but they find the time to pay attention and show up when it is a member of their community. Offers Luxury Bargains Online and Is Focusing On America

Bill_Robinson | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business

Jennifer Wang is a very smart lady, refined and soft-spoken. For her, I was her first media interview about her business Dealmoon. She was visibly ...

From China to America and Back Again

Frank H. Wu | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

In an era of American anxiety about what until recently was called "the Orient," his survey of the subject shows how our apprehensions endure, always underneath the surface of diplomacy and etiquette.

Asian Anchor Babies? Some Numbers and Perspective

Karthick Ramakrishnan | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Karthick Ramakrishnan

In a recent press conference, Jeb Bush clumsily (and erroneously) said that the phenomenon of so-called "anchor babies" was "frankly, more related to Asian people."

An Intimate Side Of Chinatown That Most Outsiders Never See

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 03.09.2017 | Arts

In a new series entitled “My Home,” photographer Louis Chan turns his lens on the private rooms of households much like the one he grew up in: wor...

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...

Is the Term 'Chinaman' Derogatory?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

At the intermission of Noël Coward's Private Lives, my wife asked me whether I had been offended by the use of the word "Chinaman." Other than that one bit of language, it was a perfect comedy of manners. I replied that I wasn't sure.

"I'm Sorry to Say This About the Chinese"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 09.24.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

From time to time, people who are about to condemn the Chinese apologize to me. They preface their comment with, "I am very sorry to have to say this," and they give me a pitying look.

Chinese New Year: 'Flood' of Top Brands Now Marketing to Chinese Residents of North America

Saul Gitlin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Saul Gitlin

At the beginning of each year, as the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese media in North America experiences one of its most cluttered periods of advertising as local businesses within the Chinese community, and top national brands flock to acknowledge the holiday.

LA's Newest Iconic Photo Opp?

Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles

The Hollywood Sign. The Walt Disney Concert Hall. The TCL Chinese Theater. The "Urban Lights" installation at LACMA. These are just a few of Los An...

5 Things You Didn't Know About These Trailblazers

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Have you ever heard of Esther Eng, a trailblazing Chinese-American filmmaker? By the time she was 35, she had directed 10 feature films. Notably, she ...

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Filmmaker Explores Gender Equality In China | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

May Tchao wasn't always an aspiring filmmaker, but after working in the advertising industry for years, the Chinese-American Evanston, Ill. resident k...

Chinatown Residents Want More Services, Clout

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Monday night, hundreds of Chinatown residents prepared to confront their elected officials with requests they say have been ignored for years....

You Must Remember This

Victoria Moy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Victoria Moy

"When did you first feel like a real American?" I asked my grandfather. "In the Army. I was an airplane mechanic for the Flying Tigers," he said.