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Angel Island: A Troubling History Lesson in American Immigration

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

While there were parts of the immigration experience that were challenging for me (like transitioning to the school system), the physical journey itself and the citizenship process were straight forward from my perspective.

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.

Want to Learn a Foreign Language?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Dorian de Wind

Before selecting which language you would like to invest your time, effort and perhaps your money in, you may want to ask yourself, "For what purpose do I want to learn a new language?"

'Little Jamaica' Rocks on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.07.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Along the way down the coast are towns such as Bolivia, San Clemente and Puerto Vargas, where tourists might half expect to find Harry Belafonte sitting on a dock in striped, clam-digger pants, happy to see daylight after a long night of picking bunches of bananas.

The Bata Shoe Museum In Toronto Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I admit to being a museum aficionado, particularly art and cultural emporiums that showcase quality and extraordinary examples of art forms and repr...

Eight Feng Shui Ways to Turn Your Student Into a Scholar

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Ellen Whitehurst

These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.

Trump Joins Narratives of Hate over Immigration Battles

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The gigantic cover banner headline, "CLOWN RUNS FOR PREZ," appeared on the New York Daily News the morning following real estate mogul Donald Trump's announced run for the office of the presidency.

3 Fun Ways to Learn Chinese This Summer

Nick Norton | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Nick Norton

While learning Chinese has been a challenge, no language is easy to learn. There is this misconception that Chinese is especially difficult to learn. It's difficult for westerners to conceptualize learning a language without an alphabet, or how to speak in a tonal language.

'Running Hot and Cold'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.10.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a guy who is usually in hot water, which I am using as an excuse for all my wrinkles, I recently found myself in the unusual situation of being in hot water because there was no hot water.

Hong Kong's First Tea Sommelier (VIDEO)

Christian Remde | Posted 06.04.2015 | Taste
Christian Remde

Ever since there has been wine, there have been experts that have paired it with food, creating a harmonious balance. Now, a similar art is taking ...

19 Ways To Spot A Fake Chinese Restaurant

Thrillist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Taste

You might want to rethink what you're putting between your chopsticks.

Some College Application Magic

Sam Johnson | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Sam Johnson

This Chinese applicant (video below) took the "just go for it" approach in her video application essay and the results are... Um... My first inclination was that this was what the internet generation likes to call a "major fail."

6 Reasons Why Taiwan Should Be On Your Bucket List

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Taiwan is not a typical destination for Westerners yet it is popular with Chinese visitors. Taiwan has its own President, constitution, armed forces and currency but is officially called the Republic of China (ROC) despite being part of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Chef Sang Yoon's Hong Kong Dim Sum Picks (VIDEO)

Christian Remde | Posted 05.04.2015 | Taste
Christian Remde

Los Angeles-based chef Sang Yoon (Father's Office & Lukshon) took a trip to Hong Kong last month with one clear goal in mind... to eat dim sum. D...

Growing Up Asian

Teresa Hsiao | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Teresa Hsiao

One intrepid boy finally gathered the courage to welcome the new alien in their midst, coming up to me and saying, quite eloquently, "Ching chang ching chong choo." Ever the clever linguist, I responded by smacking him on the head with a Tonka truck. I

Admit You're Dumb: Five Things I Learned From Columbia University

Ryan McMunn | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Ryan McMunn

No matter how smart you think you are, in order to be successful admit you're dumb and learn from others.

Buying Art Abroad Is Fun, Bringing It Home May Not Be

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.01.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

New York arts lawyer Thomas C. Danziger received a telephone call late one night in 2009 from "a guy in a hotel in Hong Kong" who discovered he had a legal problem.

'World Press Trends 2014' Debunks Newspapers' Death

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.04.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Each day, more than half the world's adult population read a daily newspaper: 2.5 billion in print and more than 800 million in digital form," according to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Zuckerberg's Mandarin From a Chine IV student

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 01.19.2015 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

I am also nowhere near fluent, but I've been studying the grammar, tones and speech of the language for a while now. Here are a few observations I've made about the 30-minute interview.

Halloween Interlude

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Crisped whispers from the leaves above remind me that it's a SoCal fall. Gone before you know it. Some of the leaves hold on to genetic memories and defiantly turn red, but most of them have given up, yellowed and rustled a goodbye to their mates as they float down.

Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Zoltan Istvan

Earlier this year, the first mind-to-mind communication took place. Hooked up to brain wave headsets, a researcher in India projected a thought to a colleague in France, and they understood each other. Telepathy went from the pages of science fiction to reality.

Chinese EB-5 Visa Retrogression: Good for Program Diversity

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

If you are familiar with the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, you may have heard recently that the sky is falling. Yes, that is correct; the two words that strike fear into many in the EB-5 community -- Chinese retrogression -- became a reality on August 23.

Sleepless on 5th Avenue - iPhone 6 Buyers Appear to Be Trafficked Low-Wage Workers from New York's Chinatown

Heather White | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Heather White

It was surprising that more than 90% of the people in line for the new iPhone in New York, wearing warm jackets and sitting in portable chairs, were Chinese. They weren't Chinese tourists or Chinese-Americans, but the workers you often see doing the lowest-wage jobs in Chinatown.

Modernist (R)evolution: Susanne Weirich's Homo Generated Ontology of the Eternal Return

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

In bidding farewell to the old, we make the way for the New... The Badiouian ontology of number discloses the source of a modernist epic narrative i...