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Global Asianista’s Week in Review 8.20.11

August 20, 2011

@Evan Osnos witnessed history in the making, as Vice-President Joe Biden made the rounds in Beijing, all the while doling out some quirky, off-hand comments to his Chinese counterparts. @Peter Foster of the Daily Telegraph reports on a middle-class protest in northeast China that ended peacefully, where everybody went home safely after getting what they […]

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K Popped | Madison Gunst

August 18, 2011

    What is a star? And how are they different from mere mortals? Perhaps stars are mortals, blessed with heightened energy and a powerful dedication to their art. They live without fear, are always trying new things, and never give up easily. If so, a star was born this Tuesday in Central Park. And […]

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Korea through retrojournalism

August 13, 2011

Last night, I attended a Korean War Veterans Workshop, a panel on the experiences of three Korean War veterans who’ve been proactive in educating the public about an easily forgotten war (1950-1953). With no peace treaty ever signed, it was a sobering reminder even today there is no clear solution in sight on the Korean […]

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Asiafied NY: Issue 2

August 2, 2011

What would you do without this handy guide? As before download it, spam it around. And let me know if you have any (friendly) suggestions.♥ UPDATE: Baohaus I closed on October 2, 2011, but you’ll still get Huang’s classic grub at his new location at 238 E 14th St New York, NY 10003.

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Global Asianista’s Week in Review

July 30, 2011

@The great train tragedy in Zhejiang China continues to unfold. The death toll is now 40, and the government has decided to nearly double compensation for the families of victims. @NYC’s MTA Chairman Jay Walder announced to quit in October, and who can blame him, when Hong Kong’s subways look like this. @Great news for […]

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Asiafied NY: Issue 1

June 22, 2011

Hey there. I’ve prepped, PDF’d and uploaded my new newsletter: Asiafied NY, your guide to all the Asian-y things you can or should do in the city. Download it, spam it around. And let me know if you have any (friendly) suggestions.

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Asian American Visionaries

May 29, 2011

I won’t lie. I’m an evangelist for the globalization of Asian culture. And I’m not just referring to Hallyu in Thailand, or kimchi taco trucks multiplying in prolific numbers. I’m talking about seeing more Asian faces in the movies, the media, and magazines in America. Imagine, for a moment, a more equitable representation of humanity […]

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An American in Beijing

May 15, 2011

BIG IN CHINA My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing By Alan Paul 272 pp. Harper Sitting here in New York, I can’t think of a city and a destination farther away than Beijing. Yet Beijing and China feel closer to Americans than ever before. From the […]

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New (and Old) Korean Cinema | KAFFNY 2011

March 18, 2011

I have to admit — as I write this blog post, my heart’s a little broken. There’s been nothing short of a deluge of terrible news from Japan, a country to which I have both personal and cultural ties. Not many superlatives can begin to describe Japan’s contributions to the fields of art, entertainment, and, […]

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Global Asianista’s Week in Review

November 28, 2010

@The New York Times has a very succinct summary of the work and life of Dr. Chalmers Johnson (1931-2010), the renowned Asia scholar and Korean War veteran, whose work on Japan, China and the United States is all too relevant today. @David Pilling of the Financial Times captures Dr. Johnson’s scholarly essence in a neat […]

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