1 hr ago
Book review: 'Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self' by Gish Jen
"Tiger Writing" by Cambridge writer Gish Jen is a fascinating book; part autobiography, part Asian American love letter and wholly about culture's impact on identity.
6 hrs ago
Overcoming Asian American challenges
In May 2000, during a celebration of Asian American Heritage Month, I was asked by the US Army Corps of Engineers to talk on "The Asian American Experience" . In the talk, I briefly reviewed the history of legislation against Chinese Americans and Chinese immigration.
10 hrs ago
N Korea town opens to Western tourists
North Korea's authorities have opened the border town of Sinuiju to Western tourists, Chinese-based travel agencies said, despite international tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear test in February.
Thu May 23, 2013
New Labor MP 'linked to Eddie Obeid'
NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson is being asked to explain why Labor has recruited a man with reported links to Eddie Obeid.
Qigong may ease cancer patients' stress
Researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body practice, reduces symptoms and improves quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer.
International Business Times
China's First Lady Peng Liyuan Makes Debut On Forbes Most Powerful Women List At 54
China's first lady, Peng Liyuan, has quickly captivated the nation of 1.3 billion after just two months of taking on the role, when her husband Xi Jinping officially took the helm as president in March.
Wed May 22, 2013
Prince George Citizen
Library to accept Chinese gift
Next Thursday the Prince George Public Library will formally thank delegates from the Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver for the donation of more than 200 books for the local collection.
Ladies: Beware 'Phoenix Men'
A recent survey of over 35,500 single ladies in China offers some insight into Chinese women's attitudes towards men and marriage.
Pacific Rim Fest a Treat - and Maybe a Lesson in Long Life
Sinh Lam mans an overflowing grill Sunday in Old Sacramento, preparing his San Jose company's Thai Kabobs.
Tue May 21, 2013
South China Morning Post
Chen Guangcheng says Cameron fears offending Beijing
Chen Guangcheng is a blind self-taught lawyer and famous human rights activist in China.
June to begin with a busy weekend
June will begin with a diverse variety of opportunities for serious listening. For those interested in talent of the future, the 28th annual Irving M. Klein String Competition will take place on June 8 and 9. I plan to write about that in greater detail in the near future, but the other concert activities of that weekend are likely to be just as ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
Free-for-all racism breaks out in Malaysia: Najib has started a fire that will engulf himself, Umno
Instead of a "national reconciliation" pronounced by the Prime Minister on the night of election, what we are witnessing today is the "national aggravation" of race-relations by all UMNO and BN-related machinery, particularly the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia and Umno's team of bloggers and cyber-troopers. The situation, with absolutely no restraint ... (more)
Chinese or Malaysian tsunami: It only shows the majority are Dead Set Against BN
Barisan Nasional politicians are still absolutely clueless, retaining their foggy ideas about democracy as practiced in the past and failing to realize that Malaysians no longer want to play by the rules of the past.
Sun May 19, 2013
More centers in DC area speak seniors' language
If Mohammad Rahro, 91, had gone to just any senior center in Maryland, chances are he would not have encountered someone who remembered the headmaster with four wives who rode to school each day on a beloved white donkey.
South China Morning Post
Migrants' flawed champion
Wong Chin Foo did not manage to hold on to his celebrity posthumously: most Chinese Americans would not recognise his name today.
Fri May 17, 2013
Was there an agreement before the general election? Did Chinese Malaysians actually promise the BN their votes ahead of time, asks P Ramakrishnan .
Capitol Hill Blog
Finding no good fortune on 14th, Lucky 8s China House to close
One of the smaller entities in the transformation of 14th and Union into an island of food and drink activity is closing its doors after one last night of service - and delivery.
New York Post
Cops search for 3 fake psychics in 'bait-and-switch' scam
Three middle-aged women posing as psychics stole $2,000 from a superstitious Manhattan resident during a classic "bait-and-switch" and cops believe they might have committed similar crimes, sources told The Post today.
South China Morning Post
New laws needed to protect rights of all Hong Kong's transsexuals
Sally is a young Hong Kong Chinese woman. She is bright, attractive, likeable - and transsexual.
Thu May 16, 2013
Asia News Network
MCA in danger of becoming irrelevant
By sticking to its vow not to accept government posts after a dismal electoral showing, the Malaysian Chinese Association may have hurt itself more than the wider Chinese community, analysts said.