Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Look at the Data: Do Elite Colleges Discriminate Against Asians?

While 8asians has covered Asian Americans and college admissions over the years, a recent article from the data services company Priceonomics takes a data driven approach to summarize the arguments in the debate whether elite colleges discriminate against Asian American … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Mao Kong Gondola & Taipei Zoo (Part 13 of 24)

Another jewel of Taipei I totally missed out on during my time studying there in college was the renowned Mao Kong mountain area that’s a major center or gourmet tea production in Taiwan. Taking the regular citywide MRT subway station, … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: One Toyota of Oakland – ‘Daughter’

A friend of mine shared this local television ad for a car dealership, One Toyota of Oakland, explaining the no hassle approach that the dealership has. It’s a nice father-daughter piece, though the father to me doesn’t look old enough … Continue reading

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Giveaway: ‘Godzilla’ Prize Package

UPDATE 5/20/2014: Congrats to our Grand Prize winner: Herman C! Congrats also to the runner ups: Dave S, M’ris, and Don M! Opening May 16, 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures … Continue reading

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Few Asian American Basketball Players at the NCAA D1 Level – Does it Really Matter?

After almost 10 years of playing in community, NJB, AAU, and school leagues, Number Two Son dropped out of organized basketball for good this year.  When I saw this article asking why there are very few Asian American division I … Continue reading

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8Asians Visits Asian America: San Francisco’s Japantown

Visit Asian America. Asian America is not just an identity or an idea, it’s a place as well. It is America, and certain parts of America distinctly embody the Asian American homeland. Join us as we highlight different Asian American … Continue reading

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Jade Stars – The Great Race: How the Chinese Zodiac Came to Be

You may or may not have heard of Charles Huang, but I’m sure you know what Guitar Hero is (only one of the most successful video game franchises in history). Charles, and his brother, co-founded RedOctane, which developed Guitar Hero, … Continue reading

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Baylor Frederickson and how some Asian Ethnic Groups have Extra Difficulty Finding Bone Marrow Matches

7 year old Baylor Frederickson needs a bone marrow transplant.   If he was purely from one Asian group, it would be hard enough, but since one of his parents is not Asian, it’s even more difficult to find a match.  … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Sun Yat-sen & Chiang Kai-shek Memorial (Part 12 of 24)

History in a nutshell: Sun Yat-sen lead the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuo Min Tang or KMT party), overthrew the Qing dynasty of China, and became the first President of the Republic of China. When he passed away, Chiang Kai-shek was … Continue reading

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Pregnant Women from China and Taiwan Giving Birth in the US

From CBS Local (San Francisco): More and more mothers from China and Taiwan are willing to pay thousands of dollars to deliver their babies in the USA, specifically in California. “So-called maternity homes” have popped up in cities like San Jose.

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Creating the Asian Pacific American Family Album

By Eddie Wong Every time I returned to my mother’s house in Los Angeles I would invariably spend some time thumbing through the family photo album. There were few photographs of my parents as young adults; they were poor and … Continue reading

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PBS’s Pioneers of Television: Breaking Barriers – George Takei & Margaret Cho

PBS has been doing this series called Pioneers of Television, and recently, the network aired an episode titled Breaking Barriers, talking about the racial barriers that have been broken over time in the history of American television, including Asian Americans, … Continue reading

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