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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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  • V3con Honors Actor Randall Park, Yahoo Style's Joe Zee and Buzzfeed's Publisher Dao Nguyen

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Update: Tickets are available now to the 2016 V3con Digital Media Conference! 2016 Honorees are: John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu Save the date! June 24-25, 2016  Japanese American National Museum  100 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Los Angeles by Suzanne Joe Kai, board member AAJA-LA.org Photo: Dao Nguyen Publisher, Buzzfeed The fourth annual V3con, presented this Friday evening and all-day Saturday by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, recognizes the “Vision. Visibility. Voice.” of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in digital and social media. An awards reception will take place Friday evening June 26, 2015 and an all day conference the following day June 27 with a full schedule of panels and wo...
  • Eddie Huang Tweets "I don't watch #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    April 8, 2015 Eddie Huang, whose life and memoir inspired the ABC TV show Fresh Off the Boat went on Twitter last night to say, "For the record I don't watch #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork."  In separate messages, he continued to Tweet: "I'm happy people of color are able to see a reflection of themselves through #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork but I don't recognize it." "My only goal was to represent my Taiwanese-Chinese-American experience & I did that. We also proved viewers want diverse content so make it! "I had to say something because I stood by the pilot. After that it got so far from the truth that I don't recognize my own life. I don't think it is helping us to perpetuate an artificial representation of Asian American lives and we should address it." Eddie Huang has a poi...
  • Renewed for Season 3! Premieres Oct 11, 2016 - 8 Reasons We Need "Fresh Off the Boat" to Succeed by TV Guide Executive Editor Hanh Nguyen

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Update! September 20, 2016   Keep watching! "Fresh Off the Boat" has been renewed for a third season to premiere October 11, 2016.  Here's a 'rewind' back to our article on February 4, 2015 on why we should watch the show. First, it's entertaining! Secondly, read below writer Hanh Nguyen's 8 reasons: === February 4, 2015 Update! Ok! Now that "Fresh Off the Boat" has officially made its debut tonight, here are 8 reasons from TV Guide Executive Editor Hanh Nguyen why we need this network sitcom to succeed. Nguyen writes, "Fresh Off the Boat is an imperfect comedy, but that doesn't stop me for fiercely, passionately wanting it to succeed." On Nguyen's list: "It's time Asians stopped being "The Other" Please read her full article at TVGuide.com here.  “Fresh Off t...
  • Updates - Don't Miss! ABC TV's FRESH OFF THE BOAT is tonight! Feb. 4, 2015

    Posted by AC Team

    September 20, 2016 Update! Keep watching! "Fresh Off the Boat" has been renewed for a third season on ABC to premiere on October 11, 2016!   March 10, 2015 Slate's Jennifer Lai, Angry Asian Man blogger Phil Yu, and performance poet and social activist Bao Phi talk about this ground-breaking series from an Asian American point of view. Click here for the full story.   February 4, 2015 Update! Ok! Now that "Fresh Off the Boat" has officially made its debut tonight, here are 8 reasons from TVGuide.com executive editor Hanh Nguyen why we need this network sitcom to succeed. Nguyen writes, "Fresh Off the Boat is an imperfect comedy, but that doesn't stop me for fiercely, passionately wanting it to succeed." On Nguyen's list: "It's time Asians stopped being "The Other" We agree. Please r...

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