Archive for February 19th, 2008

  • Get Your Rat Poster Now!

    Get Your Rat Poster Now!

    Delightful red caricature rats marching in a procession star in Macy’s and AsianWeek’s 2008 Lunar New Year calendar posters, which are now available to the public. The calendar also comes complete with horoscopes for the year, with predictions by Lynn Vuong.

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  • Daily Dose: 02/19/08

    Daily Dose: 02/19/08

    > Bail Denied for San Jose Man Accused of Helping Philippine Terrorists > Vietnamese Activist on Hunger Strike for “Little Saigon” Name > Japanese American Appointed to State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection > Wang Chien-Ming Loses in Salary Arbitration > Lush Farms Traced […]

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  • Lunar New Year Souvenir Supplement: Year of the Rat

    Lunar New Year Souvenir Supplement: Year of the Rat

      > Lunar New Year Across Asia > Land of Lunar New Years > Born in the Year of the Rat > The Year Of the Rat: Moments In History > True Tails: Rats on Film > Rat Pack or Pack Rat? > Joining The […]

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  • Global Briefs

    Global Briefs

    Chinese Christians Gather for First Time Although Christianity is still almost invisible in public, the Chinese Christian population is growing as the country opens up economically and spiritually.

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  • Rat a la Carte

    Rat a la Carte

    It’s unlikely that this fine-dining trend will catch on in the United States, but should you Google “rat recipes” online, you might be surprised at what you find.

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  • To Dine on Rat

    To Dine on Rat

    While the idea of dining on rat is completely foreign and distasteful to many Westerners, the rat has been and continues to be a readily available source of protein for people around the world.

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  • Lunar New Year Across Asia

    Lunar New Year Across Asia

    We all knowthat the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, began on Feb. 7 and that New Year’s festivities go on until the 15th of the first lunar month, when the moon is brightest. People in China take a few weeks off from work […]

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  • Land of Lunar New Years

    Land of Lunar New Years

    Celebrating the Year of the Rat around the country Lunar New Year is a special time for Asian Americans. The core values — an emphasis on family, hopes for good fortune and health, a time for reflection — resonate at every location.

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  • USPS Unveils Lunar New Year Stamp

    USPS Unveils Lunar New Year Stamp

    In the latest stamp series commemorating the Lunar New Year, Chinese American artist Kam Mak pays tribute to the symbols of the New Year festivities.Mak, along with Katherine C. Tobin, a member of the United States Postal Service Board of Governors; Claudine

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  • Feast or Famine

    Feast or Famine

    Rats as symbols in Chinese art SAN FRANCISCO — Chinese and American cultures have always related to rats differently. “I remember when I first came to America, I saw people with pet rats — this would have never happened in Hong

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