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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Writing for the Chinese Diaspora

Monday: Introducing a revamped Chinese-language briefing.

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

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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

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‘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

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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

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$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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Will 250 Lanterns Be Enough to Save Chinatown?

After a devastating year for small businesses, a new organization has a plan to bring life back to the neighborhood. First, hang some new lights.

#admerasia, #asian-americans-for-equality, #buddakan-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #light-up-chinatown-send-chinatown-love, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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What Happened When Henry Yao Almost Went Bust

His customers cherished his small business — and him — more than he ever knew.

#armynavy-bags-manhattan-ny-retailer, #chinese-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #yao-henry-1963

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Fake News Is Affecting Immigrant Communities, Too

Right-wing conspiracy theories have infiltrated Asian and Latino communities through platforms like WeChat and WhatsApp. Democrats must take notice.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #hispanic-americans, #korean-americans, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #taiwanese-americans, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnamese-americans, #wechat-mobile-app, #whatsapp-inc

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Modern Love: Junk Food Was Our Love Language

To feel close to my father, a man I never fully knew, I eat chicken nuggets.

#chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fast-food-industry, #love-emotion

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Silver Apricot Applies a Chinese Lens to Farm-to-Table Cooking

The chef Simone Tong weaves the flavors of her upbringing into modern interpretations of American classics.

#chefs, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #restaurants, #silver-apricot-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #tong-simone

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The Complexity in ‘Where Are You From?’

I lived at the same address throughout my American childhood, but neither of my Chinese-born parents could say exactly where they were from.

#children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #wuhan-china

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #columbus-dispatch, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #football-college, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #generation-z, #hong-kong, #idaho, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #jews-and-judaism, #laptop-computers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #new-yorker, #north-carolina, #ohio, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #southeast-asia, #tablet-computers, #uniforms, #university-of-florida, #wesleyan-university, #wichita-kan

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Why Parents in This High-Performing School District Chose All-Remote Learning

In a heavily Asian-American district of Queens, two-thirds of families have chosen not to send their children back to school.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #parenting, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome

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WeChat, Wild Rumors and All, Is Their Lifeline. Washington May End That.

The app has reshaped the experience of Chinese-Americans for the better, but also spreads misinformation and government propaganda.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #race-and-ethnicity, #rumors-and-misinformation, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #trump-donald-j, #wechat-mobile-app, #xi-jinping

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U.S. Judge Temporarily Halts Trump’s WeChat Ban

The order is a setback in the president’s efforts to block a Chinese social media app that he has labeled a national security threat. The ban had been set to go into effect on Sunday night.

#chinese-americans, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #tiktok-bytedance, #wechat-mobile-app

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Overlooked No More: Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, Suffragist With a Distinction

Lee stood out as a Chinese immigrant, giving speeches, writing articles and helping to lead a 10,000-strong march through the streets of New York City when she was just a teenager.

#2020-suffrage, #biographical-information, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #lee-mabel-ping-hua-1896-1966, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #women-and-girls

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Trump Wants to Cripple TikTok and WeChat. Why?

He says that they are a security threat. If so, it is time to show the world the evidence.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #chinese-americans, #commerce-department, #computers-and-the-internet, #instant-messaging, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #politics-and-government, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #wechat-mobile-app

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A Violinist Lost His Seat and His Job. He Blames China.

In a lawsuit filed in New Jersey, a former member of the well-known Shanghai Quartet said he had been dumped after a remark he made on social media was misinterpreted as an ethnic slur.

#chinese-americans, #classical-music, #communist-party-of-china, #emojis-and-emoticons, #jiang-yi-wen, #montclair-state-university, #shanghai-quartet, #social-media

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Forget TikTok. China’s Powerhouse App Is WeChat, and Its Power Is Sweeping.

A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it.

#censorship, #china, #chinese-americans, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #instant-messaging, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #toronto-ontario, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Lenny Was Supposed to Fall for the Other Iris’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#autism, #chinese-americans, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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In This Dinner Series, Chinese Food Is at Home Worldwide

At Junzi Kitchen, the young chef Lucas Sin’s collaborative project shows the global reach of his home country’s cuisine.

#chang-david-chef, #chiang-cecilia, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #huang-eddie, #junzi-kitchen, #pandya-chintan, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #samuelsson-marcus, #thiam-pierre

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Fay Chew Matsuda, Steward of Chinese Immigrant Legacy, Dies at 71

A social worker turned preservationist, she directed the Museum of Chinese in America. “Sometimes it was literally dumpster-diving,” she said of rescuing artifacts.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #deaths-obituaries, #matsuda-fay-chew, #museum-of-chinese-in-america

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Hong Kong Officials Condemn and Mock Trump Administration Sanctions

Officials in Hong Kong targeted by new United States sanctions argued on Saturday that the move harmed American interests and would have little impact on them.

#chinese-americans, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #facebook-inc, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-monetary-authority, #lam-carrie-1957, #united-states-international-relations

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Anti-Asian Harassment Is Surging. Can Ads and Hashtags Help?

With more than 2,000 incidents and little action from the federal government, efforts to curtail pandemic-related racism have fallen to P.S.A.s and social media campaigns.

#advertising-and-marketing, #advertising-council, #asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #ma-tzi-actor, #race-and-ethnicity, #yang-alan

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Kicked Out of China, and Other Real-Life Costs of a Geopolitical Meltdown

When countries clash, here’s what happens to those of us caught in the middle.

#canada, #chinese-americans, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #freedom-of-the-press, #germany, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #london-england, #martial-arts, #moving-and-moving-industry, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #south-china-sea, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas, #wall-street-journal, #washington-post

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Overlooked No More: When Hazel Ying Lee and Maggie Gee Soared the Skies

Lee and Gee never met, but as the only two Chinese-American women pilots during the war, their lives ran a strikingly similar course, and both thwarted layers of prejudice.

#biographical-information, #chinese-americans, #gee-maggie-1923-2013, #lee-hazel-ying-1912-44, #pilots, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-airforce-service-pilots-wasps, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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