Archive for May, 2009

  • Chinese American Hero: Him Mark Lai

    Chinese American Hero: Him Mark Lai

    This is Week 11 of AsianWeek’s salute to Chinese American Heroes. We are going to honor and recognize a few people whose contributions are more precious than gold, our historians who had to fight against indifference and fading memories to bring to life the history […]

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  • Ron Takaki: a Pioneer, a Scholar, a Friend

    Ron Takaki: a Pioneer, a Scholar, a Friend

    It is with a heavy heart that I read the news of Prof. Takaki’s passing this morning. And I feel it is my duty as a former student and a representative of the next generation of Asian-American scholars to write to in celebration of a […]

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  • Ron Takaki: CAPAC Statement

    Ron Takaki: CAPAC Statement

    Today, Rep. Michael Honda (CA-15), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), issued the following statement on the passing of Ronald Takaki, Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley: “On behalf of CAPAC, I extend my deepest condolences […]

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  • Asians in Movie ‘Up’ and Others

    Asians in Movie ‘Up’ and Others

    Pixar is Moving Up I love Pixar, but they must have finally noticed my annual complaints in all its diversity, they have never before cast any Asian characters. In Cars, they cast Cheech, but passed over hippie Tommy Chong. Ratatouille’s Collette looked Asian, but wasn’t […]

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  • AsianWeek Calls for Contributions on Professor Ronald Takaki

    AsianWeek Calls for Contributions on Professor Ronald Takaki

    San Francisco – AsianWeek.com today issued a call for contributions from former students and colleagues in remembrance of Professor Ronald Takaki who passed away on Tuesday May 26, 2009 at the age of 70. Professor Takaki was the pre-eminent scholar on America’s multicultural history, author […]

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  • Ron Takaki: Condolences from JACL National Director Floyd Mori

    Ron Takaki: Condolences from JACL National Director Floyd Mori

    The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) joins with others in mourning the loss of Professor Ronald Takaki. He was an accomplished scholar, author, academician and advocate. His teachings, articles and books were invaluable in documenting the Asian Pacific American experience in the United States, teaching […]

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  • Ron Takaki: Words from Scott Kurashige, PhD.

    Ron Takaki: Words from Scott Kurashige, PhD.

    On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, our nation’s first African American president, who has appointed three Asian Americans to his cabinet, named the first Latina nominee to the Supreme Court. It’s hard to imagine a more fitting tribute to Professor Ronald Takaki, whose tireless writing, teaching, […]

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  • Daily Dose & Announcements: 05/28/09

    Daily Dose & Announcements: 05/28/09

    >> Local Asian American Leaders Come Together to Support Workers’ Rights >> Random Ninjas EP Release Party >> She Said No To No Child Left Behind and Won >> Recession Turns Homes into Classrooms >> China Said to Harass Rights Lawyers

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  • Wai-Ling Eng: an Inspiration

    Wai-Ling Eng: an Inspiration

    Hard work, determination, and giving back. These are the qualities that define Wai-Ling Eng, a woman who has proved that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.  She is an inspiration to all those who know her, and to the thousands, even […]

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  • Whatcha-Wanna-Gotta-Getcha!

    Whatcha-Wanna-Gotta-Getcha!

    What is that? A new candy or power bar? Well, it’s something of a musical version of that. Whatcha-Wanna-Gotta-Getcha is the title of the new Random Ninjas EP by the band that makes a name for itself by bringing hard-to-categorize sounds to the ears of […]

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