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The "White-Washed" Asian

I went to a lecture today featuring Eric Liu, a former White House speechwriter and UW Law Professor, and Robert Chang, Professor of Law at Seattle University. 479 more words

Queer Asians in Film

Hey, readers! I thought a good way for us all to wind down from Bout of Books is to go from one medium to another, and what better way to veg out than a good movie? 1,033 more words

Kitchens: A portrait series

It occurs to me I never got around to sharing my kitchen portraits from last fall’s APAture show. This is an annual show for emerging Asian/Pacific Islander American artists (APIA or APA, hence APAture), put on by… 290 more words


I'm An American, Too!

In this video, it’s so funny, but I have to deal with this stuff so much.

“Where are you from?”

“Where were you born?”

“You speak good English.” 167 more words


What Race is a Cat? Apparently Asian

Depicting animals as people (or human-like) goes back almost as far as children’s literature itself. The werewolves of early versions of Red Riding Hood become the nattily dressed talking wolves of more modern versions. 1,070 more words

Children's Literature

That isn’t going to work.

These Asian Americans worked hard to dispel the myth that we work hard.


originally posted on treevalley’s site on april 23rd, 2011.  an old popular post that seems more at home at this site…also kudo’s to john cho for giving it a really great go on abcs “selfie” that was put on the chopping block much too soon (but at least from my little research it wasn’t him <yay asian-am guy!> so much as the female character that people didn’t jive with). 2,049 more words