May 4th, 2011
Written by Manny Otiko in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Long recognized for its Latino population, recent census figures indicate California is also home to a burgeoning Asian population. According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, Asians were the nation’s fastest growing ethnic group from 2000 to 2010, increasing 43 percent. San Francisco has always had a large Asian population, but now, more Asians reside in places like San Jose, the San...
December 11th, 2009
Written by Ann Tierney Prochnow in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Festivals have a rich tradition throughout Asian cultures, whether the festival originated out of a shared agrarian heritage, as a celebration of a successful harvest, or as an opportunity for families to reunite and offer prayers for future health and prosperity. There are ethnic festivals they have celebrated for thousands of years and have become so ingrained into the culture that people may...
December 10th, 2009
Written by Alakananda Mookerjee in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Store fronts in Brooklyn, New York's Chinatown
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Board the N train at the Canal Street subway station and a 20-minute ride over the Manhattan Bridge (and a maze of underground tunnels) takes one to 8th Avenue in Brooklyn – the gateway to New York City’s lesser-known Chinatown.Territorially speaking, after Manhattan and Queens', it’s the smallest Chinese enclave, but it is by no means, any less Chinese. Locked between 62nd and...
December 4th, 2009
Written by Soumitro Sen in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Lopamudra Mukherjee and her daughter, Aditi
Lopamudra Mukherjee isn’t very different from most middle-class, urban, American women — balancing a family life with a full-time job, teaching English at a high school in Los Angeles. Yet when you see her among people from her native India, — draped in embroidered silk, her wrists radiant with golden bangles and a prominent maroon dot in the middle of her forehead — you see that there are,...
November 16th, 2009
Written by Jennie S. Bev in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Chinese gateway
In today’s mainstream society, Americans illustrate a greater acceptance of Asian influences, values, and culture. Asian pop culture is thriving. From suburban noodle houses to Zen-style spas, Ayurvedic restaurants, Shiatsu massage, kanji tattoos, Yugi-Oh, Ichiro Suzuki baseball cards, Thai diners and anime and manga comics to … the list goes on.Asian cultural influences seem more naturally...


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