How I Became an Asian American

The killing of a Chinese American, David Chin, 40 years ago changed the way people of Asian descent began to see themselves.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #japanese-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Decades After Vincent Chin’s Death, Recent Attacks Haunt Asian Americans

Vincent Chin, a Chinese immigrant, was beaten to death after being pursued by two white Detroit autoworkers in 1982. On the 40th anniversary of his death, many hear frightening echoes.

#asian-americans, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

Coming From Separate Worlds in Taiwan, They Collided at California Church

The 68-year-old suspect in a May mass shooting harbored resentment dating back to his formative years in Taiwan.

#asian-americans, #chinese-language, #chinese-americans, #chou-david-laguna-woods-calif-shooting, #churches-buildings, #immigration-and-emigration, #laguna-woods-calif, #laguna-woods-calif-shooting-2022, #taiwan, #taiwanese-americans, #world-journal

Not Just a Fence: The Story of a Stainless Steel Status Symbol

Like the white picket fence, the stainless steel fence — prevalent in New York neighborhoods densely populated by Asian homeowners — evokes a sense of making it, but it’s flashier.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #fences-and-property-barriers, #flushing-queens-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #steel-and-iron, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny

Shelter in Chinatown Is Canceled After Community Protests

The shelter in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge would have housed 49 men and is one of three that New York City planned for the area.

#asian-americans, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hate-crimes, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc

Chinatown Civic Groups Seek Reinvention, With Neighborhood’s Future at Stake

The groups have held back gentrification in an area surrounded by development. The future of one of Manhattan’s few working-class neighborhoods is at stake.

#asian-americans-for-equality, #chinese-consolidated-benevolent-assn, #chinese-americans, #gentrification, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #small-property-owners-of-new-york

How Michelle Yeoh Took Jackie Chan’s Role

The star of ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ talks about how the film flips the script on tradition.

#chinese-americans, #crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon-sword-of-destiny-movie, #everything-everywhere-all-at-once-movie, #kwan-daniel-film-director, #lee-ang, #movies, #scheinert-daniel-film-director, #tomorrow-never-dies-movie, #united-states, #women-and-girls

Restaurant Review: Uncle Lou in Chinatown

The menu is loaded with Cantonese dishes that long ago became neighborhood standards.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #restaurants, #uncle-lou-manhattan-ny-restaurant

Chinese Officer Charged With Harassing N.Y. Congressional Candidate

Yan Xiong, a Chinese dissident who immigrated to America and is now a political candidate on Long Island, was targeted by an agent of the Chinese government, federal prosecutors said.

#chinese-americans, #justice-department, #long-island-ny, #politics-and-government

Stop AAPI Hate Aims a Spotlight at Rising Anti-Asian Racism

Cynthia Choi, an activist in San Francisco, anticipated the pandemic would lead to more attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She and others are documenting the surge.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #choi-cynthia, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #stop-aapi-hate, #united-states, #women-and-leadership-2022

Asian Americans Grapple With Tide of Attacks: ‘We Need Our Safety Back’

Younger Asian American leaders want to rely less on traditional policing solutions, while more traditional cultural and business groups favor them.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #ma-guiying, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Will Asian Americans Bolt From the Democratic Party?

How this question gets answered has profound political ramifications.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Justice Dept. Is Set to Modify Trump-Era Program Aimed at Fighting Chinese Threats

Critics said the China Initiative unfairly targeted Asian professors and contributed to a rising tide of anti-Asian sentiment.

#china, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #industrial-espionage, #justice-department, #olsen-matthew-g, #research, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Chinese Americans Are Talking About Eileen Gu

The critical crossfire Ms. Gu has faced has implications that go far beyond the Olympic slopes, Chinese Americans say. And some see themselves in the duality she has embraced.

#china, #chinese-americans, #gu-eileen, #olympic-games, #skiing

San Francisco Recall Vote Fueled by Asian Voters’ Ire

The landslide vote to remove three school board members cut across ethnicities and income levels. But Chinese American voters and volunteers were crucial to victory, organizers say.

#chinese-americans, #elections, #san-francisco-calif

At Olympics, Nathan Chen and Other American Chinese Asked to Pick a Side

American athletes of Chinese descent at the Games are targets of patriotic and even nationalistic sentiment from both countries: sometimes adoring, sometimes hostile.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #california, #chen-nathan, #china, #chinese-americans, #figure-skating, #gu-eileen, #hanyu-yuzuru, #jin-boyang-1997, #olympic-games-2008, #olympic-games-2022, #propaganda, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #zhu-yi-2002

How Covid Got Gish Jen Thinking About China

The author of nine books was born in America to Chinese immigrants, and she felt the country’s pull as she put together her new story collection, “Thank You, Mr. Nixon.”

#books-and-literature, #chinese-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #jen-gish, #thank-you-mr-nixon-book, #writing-and-writers

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