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  • Harold T. Yee

    A Decade Later: Assessing Harold T. Yee and His Place in Chinese America

      By Douglas S. Chan To recall the untimely passing of Chinese American activist Harold T. Yee at the age of 74 ten years ago is to reflect upon the life and times of an American original.  When Harold’s accomplishments are assessed someday by ethnic […]

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  • Miss California 2013 Crystal Lee

    An Exclusive Interview: Miss California 2013, Crystal Lee

        Miss California 2013 Crystal Lee dazzled America this past September as she vied for the coveted title of Miss America 2014. Lee’s journey to the competition had not been easy. It took three attempts on the state level before she was able to reach […]

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  • Director Henry Kim. Photo by Larry Wong

    Henry J. Kim: Directing His Dream on His Own Terms

        Have you ever met someone that is so passionate about something, that you instantly feel passionate about the same thing too? Someone that makes you feel comfortable even if you’ve only met that person once? Someone you want to help because you believe […]

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  • Off With His Hair

    Ameredia Lends AsianWeek Foundation A Creative Hand

        Multicultural advertising agency, Améredia, has produced an animated promotional video in support of AsianWeek Foundation’s fundraiser, “Off With His Hair!” In appreciation of the organization’s work in advancing Asian Pacific American identity in the United States, the agency has donated the animation pro […]

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    Kollaboration Los Angeles Premieres Brand New Webseries in Anticipation of its 13th Annual Show

          LOS ANGELES, CA – Kollaboration Los Angeles is proud to announce the premiere of its brand new webseries titled “All It Takes is One,” a story about Kevin Lee, a talented, yet insecure rapper who finds the confidence to perform live after […]

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    Frances Young Targets Special Crimes

        As the world becomes more transparent thanks to the Internet and technology, I have come to better appreciate the brilliance of our forefathers  in creating a government of checks and balances. As a legislator, I’ve focused a lot of my elected career to […]

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  • Charles Phan

    A Hard Act to Follow: Charles Phan, Chef-Owner Extraordinaire

        Before he was considered to be the inventor of modern Vietnamese cuisine in the United States, Charles Phan left Vietnam before the fall of Saigon in April 1975 with his family. They spent two years in Guam before settling in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  As the eldest child, […]

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  • Saint Motel

    Music Q&A: Dak Lerdamornpong from Saint Motel

        It all began when I was killing time with a friend on State Street in Santa Barbara one evening, waiting for a concert. As we entered a Starbucks, my friend said, “I wonder what the band [Saint Motel] is doing right now.” Just […]

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  • San Francisco's first Chinese American Mayor Edwin M. Lee

    APA Mayoral Hopefuls

    Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco’s first Asian American mayor, has set the pace for any other Asian American candidate to follow. But with Lee insisting that he will not stand for election in November, a plethora of mayoral hopefuls have stepped up to take his […]

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  • Chinese American Heroes Salutes APAPA

    Chinese American Heroes Salutes APAPA

    This is Week 42 of AsianWeek’s salute to Chinese American heroes, in strategic partnership with Chinese American Heroes, a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the contributions of Chinese Americans to America and the world. This week we are going to introduce you to a very […]

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