By James Yang, Student at Breck School
I saw the basketball game of Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. I saw the only Chinese on the court, Jeremy Lin. He is well known and popular. Many Chinese are proud of him as he does a fantastic job in the NBA, but maybe not so many Americans think so. As soon as Jeremy got the ball, some Americans began to tease him loudly. At first I thought it was because they didn’t like the Houston Rockets, but later, I found out that they only shouted when Jeremy held the ball, and I began to wonder why.
By Chang Wang
If I’ve ever doubted that Italy is a place where all miracles are possible, or wondered if a dream can ultimately come true through uncompromised love and unequivocal devotion, or questioned the complete thoughtfulness of the “almighty”, Oct. 6, 2012 provided me with an answer.
On the occasion of the Chinese American Association of Minnesota Chinese Dance Theater celebrating its 20th anniversary, CAAM CDT reflects on the breadth and depth of Chinese dance arts its choreographers and dancers have brought, often for the first time to American audiences. Key vehicle for sharing Chinese dance arts and culture has been at least one production each year often at the O’Shaughnessy auditorium, a premier Twin Cities location for dance performance. By growing and broadening its audience each year, CAAM CDT serves its mission to share Chinese culture and dance with all Minnesotans.
First, you must make two assumptions: one, that you are bicultural in some way. Two, you must (or pretend to) have a sense of humor. This is how writer Cathy Bao Bean opened her presentation to the Chinese Heritage Foundation last October. In her in presentation that served as both a memoir and teaching lesson, Bao Bean expanded on how her own experiences of growing up as an immigrant, marrying a Caucasian American artist, and raising a biracial family
shaped what she refers to as “The Chopstick Fork Principle.” In its essence, it is an idea on how to approach diversity and multiculturalism in a world where many people take several cultural excursions every day. In her talk and accompanying book, Bao Bean utilizes her own stories and anecdotes as an immigrant as a framework in which every person can make their personal cultural journey in understanding others as well as themselves.
By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer
My wife Linda and I recently returned to our hometown - Chicago’s Chinatown - over the Labor Day weekend to join many of our old acquaintances in celebrating Chinatown’s 100th Anniversary and hold a reunion. Former residents of Chicago’s Chinatown came from California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota and other parts of the country to reminisce with locals and family members during the three-day celebration organized by Helen (Tomatoes) Moy, to whom we all owe a great “thank you!” We know it wasn’t an easy task, and arranging for John Moy to be the “official” photographer was a bonus.