By Dr. Dawn Lee Tu On Monday, March 21st, the field of Asian American Studies suffered a tremendous loss. Don Nakanishi, Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, passed away at the age of 66. Nakanishi was a beloved, respected and pioneering scholar in the field and spent over four decades combined teaching Asian American Studies, providing national leadership in developing and advancing the field of Asian American Studies and Ethnic Relations Scholarship, […] Continue »
Hillary Clinton traveled to San Gabriel, California, on January 7, 2016, to launch Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) for Hillary. Clinton joined Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chairwoman Judy Chu and dozens of AAPI elected officials and community leaders from across the nation. Clinton discussed what’s at stake in this election for the AAPI community, and how she’ll fight for them as president. Hillary Clinton began her remarks with a personal anecdote about […] Continue »
In early 2013, a young Asian Canadian woman named Elisa Lam was found dead in the water tank of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles’s Skid Row. After a cryptic video was released of her shortly before she died, the cause of her death became a subject of Internet speculation that continues to this day. There have even been claims of her ghost being seen at the hotel. What really happened to Elisa Lam? In this […] Continue »
When I first saw this clip featured on Angry Asian Man, the first thought I had was, “Wow! Woman fantasizing about an Asian American man – you don’t see that on TV every day!” Crazy Ex Girlfriend is musical comedy about an unhappy and overworked attorney in New York who leaves New York and a law firm partnership to go to the diverse LA area city of West Covina to pursue her ex-boyfriend who dumped […] Continue »
A month after Number One Son left California to start college in Boston, I asked him if he found East Coast Asian Americans to be different from those from the West Coast. He definitely did, saying that most of them did not grow up in largely Asian communities like the one from where he moved. That is just one of the differences mentioned in this recent Fung Brothers video, East Coast Asian vs West Coast […] Continue »
KPCC, Southern California’s public radio station, recently hosted this panel on Race, Comedy, and Prime Time TV. The guest panelists were: Melvin Mar (@ChineseGuy88), executive producer of “Fresh Off the Boat” Joz Wang (@JozJozJoz), editor of 8 Asians and founder of V3, the largest digital media conference for Asian-American journalists, bloggers and more Angela M. Hutchinson (@IamBiH), casting director and founder of the Breaking into Hollywood nonprofit for show business professionals It’s worth watching not only because […] Continue »
As I’ve blogged before, Asian Americans vote at a lower rate than almost any other demographic group, and this especially is the case in California – the state with the largest Asian American population (though Hawaii has the highest overall percentage). In non-presidential years and off-year elections, voter participation rates are extremely low. In 2014, there were no state-wide race or major ballot initiatives that I could think of, so this was not too surprising […] Continue »
As you know, I’m a big fan of the Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung, and most recently blogged about their new restaurant opening up later this year in San Gabriel Valley. Well, apparently the YouTube sensation The Fung Brothers are fans of Din Tai Fung as well, at the Arcadia, California location, put together this entertaining overview of DTF with import model Dannie Riel.
After a thorough nationwide search, CAPE’s Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Michelle K. Sugihara as its new Executive Director. CAPE is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) images and representation through media and entertainment. In partnership with industry sponsors including Warner Brothers, NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Final Draft and Verizon, CAPE’s signature programs include the CAPE New Writers […] Continue »
So I was a bit pre-occupied at the time and did not blog when the news that Din Tai Fung was opening a new restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area at San Jose’s Westfield Valley Fair Mall – slated for opening this October 2015. Now there is news that Din Tai Fung will be opening *another* restaurant in Southern California: “It’s quite the coup for the seriously popular dumpling house, which started in Arcadia before branching […] Continue »
8Asians is proud to be a community co-presenter of KTown Cowboys at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). As a reader of 8Asians, please enjoy a discount to this film using the code: KC15 or other films with 8ASIANS15 Screenings Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 PM (Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo) Wednesday, April 29 at 9:15 PM (CGV Cinemas 1, KTown) What a difference five years makes: back in 2010, music video director […] Continue »
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