American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment

The company said it created the doll, named Corinne Tan, to teach children to stand against racism.

#american-girl-inc, #asian-americans, #aspen-colo, #children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #colorado, #discrimination, #dolls, #hate-crimes, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity, #shang-wendy-wan-long, #toys, #united-states

Chinese Police Hunt Overseas Critics With Advanced Tech

Authorities in China have turned to sophisticated investigative software to track and silence obscure critics on overseas social media. Their targets include college students and non-Chinese nationals.

#censorship, #china, #chinese-americans, #computers-and-the-internet, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #social-media

As U.S. Hunts for Chinese Spies, University Scientists Warn of Backlash

A chilling effect has taken hold on American campuses, contributing to an outflow of academic talent that may hurt the United States while benefiting Beijing.

#china, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #intellectual-property, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #politics-and-government, #science-and-technology, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

How to Stir-Fry Without a Wok

Keeping culinary traditions going sometimes requires adapting to the realities of daily life.

#chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #cookware, #vegetables

A Blackface ‘Othello’ Shocks, and a Professor Steps Back From Class

Students objected after the composer Bright Sheng showed the 1965 film of Laurence Olivier’s “Othello” to his class at the University of Michigan.

#academic-freedom, #apologies, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #classical-music, #colleges-and-universities, #cultural-revolution, #discrimination, #dream-of-the-red-chamber-book, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #michigan, #michigan-daily-the, #olivier-laurence, #othello-play, #race-and-ethnicity, #sheng-bright, #university-of-michigan

The Enduring Importance of the 1965 Immigration Act

How Asians arrived in America.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #internal-sub-only, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #korean-americans, #visas

The Myth of Asian American Identity

We’re the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. But when it comes to the nation’s racial and ethnic divisions, where do we fit in?

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #indian-americans, #korean-americans, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #vietnamese-americans

Chinatown Remembers Pvt. Danny Chen, Who Died 10 Years Ago

Private Chen died by suicide at 19 after being hazed by fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. Ten years later, his family sought to uplift the community that raised him.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #chen-danny, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hazing

San Jose Apologizes for Decades of Discrimination Against Chinese

A resolution that the City Council approved unanimously this week also acknowledged the injustice of the destruction of the city’s Chinatowns.

#arson, #chinese-americans, #city-councils, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #immigration-and-emigration, #liccardo-sam, #san-jose-calif

Why ‘Shang-Chi’ Isn’t a Hit in China

Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie has yet to be released in the mainland amid fierce debate over its back story and star.

#asian-americans, #box-office-sales, #censorship, #china, #chinese-americans, #comic-books-and-strips, #east-asia, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #liu-simu, #marvel-entertainment, #movies, #shang-chi-and-the-legend-of-the-ten-rings-movie, #social-media, #walt-disney-company

Looking for a Gold-Rush Town Named Chinese Camp

A writer went searching for Asian American history in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where thousands of Chinese immigrants labored during the Gold Rush but where traces of their presence are few.

#asian-americans, #california, #chinese-americans, #gold, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #travel-and-vacations

Commerce Dept. Will Shutter Unit That Conducted Rogue Investigations

An internal inquiry found that the office improperly opened investigations and overstepped its legal authority, but stopped short of attributing the problems to racial or ethnic bias.

#chinese-americans, #commerce-department, #discrimination, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #raimondo-gina-m, #senate-committee-on-commerce-science-and-transportation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wicker-roger

Why a 19th-Century Plan to Replace Black Labor with Chinese Labor Failed

The Mississippi Chinese and how race works in America.

#black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #internal-sub-only, #korean-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #loewen-james-w, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mississippi

The Worldwide Effort to Bar Chinese Immigration

Mae Ngai’s “The Chinese Question” looks at an issue that has disturbed the Anglophone world for decades, and continues to produce divisions today.

#books-and-literature, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #ngai-mae, #riis-jacob-a, #the-chinese-question-the-gold-rushes-and-global-politics-book

Hung Liu, Artist Who Blended East and West, Is Dead at 73

An immigrant from China, she once said her goal was “to invent a way of allowing myself to practice as a Chinese artist outside of a Chinese culture.”

#art, #asian-americans, #china, #chinese-americans, #deaths-obituaries, #immigration-and-emigration, #liu-hung, #oakland-calif

Why Some in This Neighborhood Oppose a Museum Dedicated to Their Culture

In Chinatown, anti-gentrification protesters are furious over funding granted to a museum that they say doesn’t represent their community.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #culture-arts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gentrification, #jing-fong-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #landlords, #maasbach-nancy-yao, #manhattan-nyc, #museum-of-chinese-in-america, #museums, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #rikers-island-prison-complex

At This Chinese Restaurant in Montana, Chop Suey Is Just Part of the History

Pekin Noodle Parlor, one of the nation’s oldest Chinese restaurants, says goodbye to its longtime owner but holds tight to its colorful past and city.

#butte-mont, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #pekin-noodle-parlor-butte-mont-restaurant, #restaurants, #tam-jerry-1975, #wong-danny-1934-2020

‘Rogue’ U.S. Agency Used Racial Profiling to Investigate Commerce Dept. Employees, Report Says

An obscure federal office operated for more than a decade as an “unaccountable police force” inside the Commerce Department, using extreme and unauthorized tactics.

#chinese-americans, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #commerce-department, #discrimination, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #senate, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whistle-blowers, #wicker-roger

City Approves Landmarks Honoring Chinese Americans and Native Americans

The Kimlau War Memorial in Manhattan has long been a symbolic gateway to Chinatown, while an archaeological site in Staten Island dates back 8,000 years.

#aakawaxung-munahanung-staten-island-ny, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #kimlau-war-memorial, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #native-americans, #tottenville-staten-island-ny, #world-war-ii-1939-45

‘Carelessly, Dishonestly and Inhumanely’: How Amazon Treats Its Workers

A former employee and others discuss its management system and high turnover rate. Also: Asian American identity; visas for Afghan interpreters.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #amazon-com-inc, #asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #visas

The PBS Chef Martin Yan Teaches Chinese Cooking to a New Audience

The man who used television to help many North Americans start cooking Chinese food at home is as cheery as ever, but aware of some harsher truths.

#chefs, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #public-broadcasting-service, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #television, #web-original-programming, #yan-martin-1948

How Asian Women Are Finding Confidence Through Self-Defense

Some Asian women are learning new skills to protect themselves, bolstering their sense of agency, confidence and competence on the street.

#anxiety-and-stress, #asian-americans, #center-for-anti-violence-education, #chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #fear-emotion, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #self-defense, #women-and-girls

Tom Lin Makes His Debut With ‘The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu’

Tom Lin is making his debut with “The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu,” a novel that has drawn comparisons to Cormac McCarthy and “True Grit.”

#asian-americans, #books-and-literature, #california, #china, #chinese-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #four-treasures-of-the-sky-book, #how-much-of-these-hills-is-gold-book, #inland-book, #lin-tom, #north-anna-author, #obreht-tea, #outlawed-book, #race-and-ethnicity, #railroads, #the-thousand-crimes-of-ming-tsu-book, #western-states-us, #writing-and-writers, #zhang-c-pam, #zhang-jenny-tinghui

Antioch, California, Apologizes for Mistreating Chinese Immigrants

The mayor of Antioch, Calif., said the city was going to designate the site of its former Chinatown as a historic district.

#antioch-calif, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #immigration-and-emigration, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Hate Crime Is Eyed in Chinese-American Teen’s 2017 Killing, Authorities Say

The killing of Maggie Long, 17, who was set on fire and burned alive in her family’s Bailey, Colo., home, remains unsolved.

#asian-americans, #bailey-colo, #chinese-americans, #colorado, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #long-maggie-d-2017, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

The Lure of H Mart, Where the Shelves Can Seem as Wide as Asia

The huge grocery chain and other megastores like it have revolutionized the way many Asian-Americans shop and eat.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #food, #h-mart, #japanese-americans, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

N.Y.P.D. Detective Sues Protester for Racist Insults

In an unusual move, Detective Vincent Cheung is suing a man who hurled racist insults at him. The lawsuit raises thorny questions about free speech.

#chinese-americans, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #manhattan-nyc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

Why the Filet-O-Fish Is My Gold Standard for Fast Food

The sandwich was an attempt to market McDonald’s to as many people as possible. Growing up Chinese-American, I felt as if it were made just for me.

#chinese-americans, #food, #mcdonalds-corporation, #pollock-fish, #seafood

Writing for the Chinese Diaspora

Monday: Introducing a revamped Chinese-language briefing.

#california, #chinese-language, #chinese-americans

A Disastrous Year for Brooklyn’s Chinatown: ‘It’s Just So Hard’

Signs of life have returned to Sunset Park, but businesses are struggling and racism and hate crimes have made things worse. “The neighborhood hasn’t recovered,” a restaurant manager said.

#chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘Kung Fu’ Rights the Wrongs of Its Ancestor

This gender-flipped martial-arts reboot departs from its 1970s predecessor by having a predominantly Asian-American cast.

#actors-and-actresses, #chinese-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #cw-television-network, #kung-fu-tv-program, #lee-bruce, #liang-olivia-actor, #ma-tzi-actor, #martial-arts, #race-and-ethnicity, #television

In a Role Reversal, Asian-Americans Aim to Protect Their Parents From Hate

The conversations represent a fraught yet tender shift in the traditional parent-child dynamic.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #hate-crimes, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #taiwanese-americans

$1 Million Raised After Attack on Asian Woman Will Go to Fight Racism, Family Says

The woman, Xiao Zhen Xie, 75, was punched by a white man last week. Her family raised money through GoFundMe to pay for her medical expenses. Now, they want to use it to fight anti-Asian racism.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #chinese-americans, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #elder-abuse, #jenkins-steven-march-17-2021-assault, #philanthropy, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #xie-xiao-zhen

Who Will Recognize the Humanity of the Women Who Help Us Heal?

The shootings happened in a part of Asian-America that is often invisible.

#atlanta-ga, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

There Is No Rung on the Ladder That Protects You From Hate

Asian-Americans are reeling from the killings in Georgia and a rising number of attacks nationwide. Could confronting racism bring solidarity across their class divides?

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #income-inequality

The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings

The victims lived at the nexus of race, gender and class.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #korean-americans, #long-robert-aaron, #race-and-ethnicity

How Anti-Asian Activity Online Set the Stage for Real-World Violence

On platforms such as Telegram and 4chan, racist memes and posts about Asian-Americans have created fear and dehumanization.

#4chan, #asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

Talking to Children About Anti-Asian Bias

“I’m not sure Asian-American families can avoid ‘the talk’ any longer,” one expert said.

#asian-americans, #children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

Asian-Americans Are Scared for a Reason

Bigotry and demagoguing have pushed communities to a “crisis point.”

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

After Georgia Attacks, Asian-Americans Demand Serious Action on Bias

Amid fear, sadness and pain, the shootings in the Atlanta area have generated anger over the country’s longstanding failure to address anti-Asian discrimination.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #china, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #newsom-gavin, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

Asian-American Lawmakers Call Out Racist Language: ‘I Am Not a Virus’

House lawmakers described the fear and trauma rippling through the Asian-American community, and they argued that an uptick in violence was a result of the rise of anti-China messaging stoked during the pandemic.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #japanese-americans, #kim-young-o-1962, #lieu-ted-w-1969, #matsui-doris-o, #meng-grace, #race-and-ethnicity, #roy-chip-1972, #united-states-politics-and-government

Asian Women Say Atlanta Shooting Is About Racism and Sexism

Many viewed the shooting rampage in Atlanta that left eight people dead as the culmination of a racialized misogyny that they say has long been directed at them.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #georgia, #korean-americans, #mass-shootings, #massage, #race-and-ethnicity, #spas, #women-and-girls

We Need to Put a Name to This Violence

The recent attacks on Asian-Americans have unearthed the contradictions and questions beneath America’s impoverished understanding of race. To solve the problem, we must first learn how to talk about it.

#assaults, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #ratanapakdee-vicha-d-2021

What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America

Too often, attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they have suffered.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #minorities, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

Anti-Asian Racism Isn’t New

A frightening wave of attacks has Asian communities on edge. But I experienced street harassment long before the pandemic.

#asian-americans, #california, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity

How a Queens Shaobing Stall Survives a Pandemic

Yukun Shaobing’s stuffed flatbreads have become a hit in Flushing despite the pressures of Covid and high rents.

#chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #flushing-queens-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #tong-chunmei, #yu-ruokun, #yukun-shaobing-queens-ny-restaurant

Missing Haircuts and More This Lunar New Year

The pandemic has changed so many of the practices that began as a way to relieve the darkness of winter.

#chinese-americans, #hair, #lunar-new-year, #new-year, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

A Vision of Asian-American Cinema That Questions the Very Premise

Lulu Wang, Lee Isaac Chung, Bing Liu, Alan Yang, Justin Chon, Sandi Tan and Mira Nair talk forthrightly about staying true to themselves while navigating Hollywood and issues of identity.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #chon-justin, #chung-lee-isaac, #gook-movie, #korean-americans, #liu-bing, #minari-movie, #minding-the-gap-movie, #mississippi-masala-movie, #movies, #nair-mira, #race-and-ethnicity, #shirkers-movie, #tan-sandi, #the-farewell-movie, #tigertail-movie, #wang-lulu, #yang-alan

Corky Lee, Who Photographed Asian-American Life, Dies at 73

Mr. Lee was determined to correct history that left out Asian-Americans, and to document their present-day lives and struggles. He died of Covid-19.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #lee-corky, #new-york-city, #photography

Shirley Young, Businesswoman and Cultural Diplomat to China, Dies at 85

Breaking barriers she rose in the advertising industry before General Motors took her onboard. She later used classical music to forge closer ties between Americans and the Chinese.

#advertising-and-marketing, #chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center, #chinese-americans, #classical-music, #deaths-obituaries, #general-motors, #new-york-philharmonic, #united-states-international-relations, #young-shirley