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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970 Exhibition

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    San Francisco Filmmaker Arthur Dong has a new book and exhibition featuring items from his collection of nightclub memorabilia which he began to collect in 1985 for his research on his award-winning documentary "Forbidden City USA" about San Francisco's fabled Chinatown nightclub.  A series of events in San Francisco are scheduled: APRIL 12: 5:00-7:00 pm: "Forbidden City Happy Hour with Arthur Dong." Special guest Ben Fong-Torres is confirmed as a special guest to introduce filmmaker, author and curator Arthur Dong at a cocktail reception at the CHSA Museum to celebrate Arthur's new book and exhibit. Chinese Historical Society Museum, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco CA 94108. FREE. Info & RSVP: http://www.chsa.org/event/forbidden-city-happy-hour-with-arthur-dong/ APRIL 13: 1:00 pm O...
  • Remembering Filipino Farm Workers role as Cesar Chavez - the movie opens today nationwide

    Posted by AC Team

    March 28, 2014 The movie, Cesar Chavez, directed by Diego Luna hits theaters nationwide today. It focuses on the early years of the United Farm Workers Union and Cesar Chavez, one of the most influential Mexican American civil rights leaders. 89.3 KPCC Southern California public radio reporter Dorian Merina reports that one largely overlooked aspect of the story of the farm workers struggle is the Filipino farm workers' pivotal role in launching the 1965 grape strike in Delano that led to the birth of the United Farm Workers Union.  For the full story by KPCC's Dorian Merina. Journalist Leezel Tanglao, now an editor-writer based in New York City wrote about Filipinos' important contribution to the founding of the United Farm Workers in an article she wrote for The Press-E...
  • Happy Birthday James Hong!

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    February 22, 2014 Happy Birthday James Hong! Our favorite actor James Hong celebrated his 85th birthday February 22, 2014! All of us at AsianConnections.com wish you a very Happy Birthday! Here are our favorite interviews we have done with Mr. Hong over the years.  If you view this on our homepage, click on the blue headline title above to the full story and our interviews with him! or click here to our video interviews. Part 1 of 3: AsianConnections' interview with James Hong:On APAs in Hollywood - Urges Cooperation and Support of organizations like CAPEUSA.org. Part 2 of 3: AsianConnections' interview with James Hong: James Hong shares his famous lines from his role as Mr. Ping in Kung Fu Panda Part 3 of 3: AsianConnections' interview with James Hong and daughter April Hong ...
  • Ben Fong-Torres co-hosts the live KTVU-TV Telecast of the Chinese New Year Parade

    Posted by AC Team

    February 15, 2014 This Saturday Ben Fong-Torres co-hosts for the 18th year KTVU (Fox) TV's live telecast of San Francisco's Southwest Chinese New Year Parade.  The parade is one of the largest celebrations of the Chinese New Year outside of Asia. Photo of Ben Fong-Torres and co-host Julie Haener courtesy by Frank Jang. The telecast goes live this Saturday February 15, 2014 on KTVU Fox 2 and on KTSF Channel 26 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. PST.      ...

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