East Asian

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fen Tai, Fong Liu, and  Ming-der Chang, director of Community Health Initiatives of New York-Presbyterian/Queens. (Photo via World Journal)

Psychotherapy Forum for Chinese Immigrants

East Asian, Health, Immigration August 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

At a mental health workshop in Flushing, a social worker warned against a tendency of many immigrant parents that could disrupt the family structure, reports World Journal.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

New Asian American Group Formed

East Asian August 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm

A new organization representing different Asian communities, Asian American Alliance NY, was launched Aug. 18, The Korea Times reports.

Vehicles with paint poured on them. (Photos via Sing Tao Daily)

South of E. Broadway, a Neighborhood Forgotten

Business, Crime, East Asian, Manhattan August 22, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Businesses south of E. Broadway complain that the city is neglecting the neighborhood, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(From the left) Minhee Lee, coordinator at KACE, Dohyung Kim, chairman of KACE, Dongchan Kim, president of KACE, Sangho Lee, Chairman of The Korean American Business Council of New York. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Counting Korean Voters in NYS

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Korea Daily and The Korea Times wrote about a KACE report on changes in Korean-American voter registration in New York.

(Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

Reducing Smoking in the Chinese Community

East Asian, Featured Posts, Health, New York August 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Special smoking cessation programs are being targeted at smokers in the Chinese community.

At the MOCA exhibit against hate crimes (Photo via World Journal)

In Chinatown, Young Artists Condemn Hate Crimes

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, New York August 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

High school students produced works for an anti-hate crimes exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America, World Journal reports.