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The Statue of Confucius Speaks

The Statue of Confucius Speaks

East Asian, Manhattan, Video September 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The Talking Statues art project gives a voice to statues like Confucius in Chinatown. SinoVision English Channel speaks to the man behind the voice, Chinatown native Geoff Lee.

(Photo by Hozircha Shu via Forum Daily)

Uzbek Independence Day in NYC

Asian, Manhattan September 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Uzbekistan Independence Day was marked in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 2, Forum Daily reports.

President Minsun Kim of KAAGNY speak at the press conference. To his left is Rabbi Robert Kaplan of JCRC and to Kim’s right is Charles Yoon, chairman of the KAAGNY board. (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Letter-Writing Campaign for Dreamers

East Asian, Immigration, Jewish September 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Korean groups nationwide, including The Korean American Association of Greater New York, have started a letter-writing campaign urging the passage of legislation that would protect DACA recipients, reports The Korea Times.

Jean Lau Chin presented "New York City Chinatown Chinese: Narratives of a Village and Community (Volume II)" at a book signing event in Chinatown. (Photo via World Journal)

Book Presents Oral History of Chinatown

East Asian, History, Manhattan September 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

In her book “New York City Chinatown Chinese: Narratives of a Village and Community (Volume II),” Professor Jean Lau Chin gathered the stories of an earlier generation of Chinese immigrants, including those of “paper sons,” reports World Journal.

(Photo by Chenghui Hsu via World Journal)

Party Registration Keeps Flushing Voters from Casting Votes

East Asian, Elections 2017, Queens September 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm

A poll worker tells World Journal that many Chinese hesitate to register with a political party, causing some to be turned away during the primaries.

The author protesting the repeal of DACA in front of Trump Tower, September 9, 2017 (Photo via The FilAm)

The Need for Research on Filipino Immigration

Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Writing in The FilAm, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology describes her research project concerning Filipino immigrant youths, as well as how “the current literature on Filipino immigrants does not reflect the reality of Filipino-U.S. migration.”

Shailee Basnet (Photo via Everest Times)

Nepalese to Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Culture, Immigration, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm

A Nepalese mountaineer is scheduled to make her New York debut at the Gotham Comedy Club Sept. 20, reports Everest Times.

Objections to a proposed memorial to comfort women were heard at a recent council meeting of the borough of Fort Lee. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Koreans, Japanese Tussle Over NJ Comfort Women Memorial

East Asian, History, Metro Area September 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

A controversy over a proposed memorial to comfort women has developed in Fort Lee, where representatives of two Japanese organizations have raised objections, The Korea Times reports.

Representatives of the World Hug Foundation, announcing their plan to collect signatures in  NY and NJ to support a petition to Congress urging a revision to the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Urging Congress to OK Citizenship for Korean Adoptees

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Youth September 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Many Korean adoptees in U.S. families failed to receive U.S. citizenship, and now adoptee rights organizations are pressing for a revision of U.S. law, reports The Korea Times.

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

Asian, Bronx, Business, Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” takes a look at the story of Cambodian refugees who arrived in the Bronx in the 1980s, the history of jazz music in Asian countries, acid attack survivor Monica Singh, and the ordeal endured by the Chinese owners of Abacus Bank.

Makilala co-hosts and co-producers (from left) Jen Furer, Cristina DC Pastor, and Rachelle Ocampo share a laugh before the camera goes live. (Photo via The FilAm)

BronxNet Debuts Its First FilAm Program

Bronx, Media, Southeast Asian September 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm

“Makilala TV,” the first Filipino-American TV talk show in the NYC metro area, has joined BronxNet TV, reports The FilAm.

The New York City Asian-American Democratic Club endorsed Assembly member Félix Ortiz For the 38th District City Council Democratic primary on Sept. 12. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Asian-American Club Endorses Félix Ortiz

Asian, Brooklyn, Elections 2017 September 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

The Asian-American Democratic Club announced its support of Assembly member Félix Ortiz in the primary race for the 38th District City Council seat, currently held by Carlos Menchaca.

A statue of Confucius in front of the Confucius Plaza Apartments in Chinatown (Photo by Doug Kerr, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Can Confucius Survive the Toppling Statue Movement?

East Asian, Opinion August 30, 2017 at 5:13 pm

An op-ed in Sing Tao Daily uses the examples of the Confucius and Lin Zexu statues in Chinatown to comment on how at one point, taking down statues “without boundaries may sound meaningless and even laughable” but these are not normal times.

Linda Lee (Photo via The Korea Times)

Bridging Generations of Koreans in Bayside

East Asian, Queens, Social Services August 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

The Korea Times speaks to Linda Lee, the executive director of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, about the organization’s new Bayside location, a place she hopes will serve three generations of the community.

Gui Chang (left) and Huilian Chang (right) speak with City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo via World Journal)

History, Politics and Senior Housing in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2017, History, Housing, Politics August 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

World Journal and Sing Tao Daily provide some special perspective on housing for seniors on the Lower East Side.