About Us

8Asians is a collaborative online publication that features original, diverse commentary by Asians from around the world on issues that affect our community.

8Asians is a collaborative blog of Asian Americans and Asian Canadians. But once you look past the fact that we fill out the same bubble in a census survey, you’ll see that we don’t have much in common, and as you’ll soon see, that’s not such a bad thing. We’ll be posting about whatever Asian issues are currently relevant in our lives, whether it be pop culture or current events or politics.

The blog started on Christmas Eve 2006 by Ernie Hsiung with eight writers. As time went on, more writers have been brought into the fold. We would call it 15Asians, but let’s be honest, that would be a lot of domain name purchases. The 8 in 8Asians now reflects the spirit of community on this blog. And it’s a feng shui number. And it reflects the laziness of the owner. The blog is now managed by Joz Wang.

Interested in writing for us? We’re always looking for writers that can talk about the Asian American experience, or just your experience period, and how it relates to you, the Asian American. Read more about becoming a writer!

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Comment Policy

Comments are a place for reasonable discussion, argument, debate, and dissent, all of which are welcome and encouraged.Personal attacks against other commenters are not permitted. You may question or argue about content, but not attack individuals. Comments that devolve into ad hominem attacks, intentionally bait others, or are deliberately disruptive may be deleted, and failure to respect fellow participants could result in removal or blocked access.

Commenters are asked to use their real name as well as a profile photo, such as by logging in with their Facebook profile. While we will not instantaneously ban an anonymous comment, we are more likely to delete comments that are aggressive towards other people or groups of people if they don’t have a name or a profile photo.

If you see a comment that deserves the the attention of an 8Asians Community Manager, click on the “flag” link beneath their comment and we will remove it if it violates our comment policy.

All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold 8asians.com and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability. 8asians.com reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments, and have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire site.