The Year of the Rat By Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Ben Fong-Torres - on Sunday, 11 April 2021

The Year of the Rat By Ben Fong-Torres
By Ben Fong-Torres San Francisco The Year of the Rat Being an older Chinese American, I am no longer, as Roy Orbison sang, “Running Scared.” I am walking scared, constantly looking around and behind me.  Stop AAPI Hate, the advocacy group, knows of nearly 4,000 cases of violence against Asian Americans since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s time to stop the beatings and shootings, the blaming and finger-pointing.  For me, it’s also...


Hong Kong student's Steve Jobs graphic leads to job offer and merchandise

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Jonathan Mak, a 19 year old Hong Kong student created an Apple logo with a profile of Steve Jobs which goes viral. The design garners him worldwide attention, a job offer, and merchandise with the graphic can be found for sale on eBay

Click here for the full story. 

Concert Pianist Lang Lang Performs live via theaters nationwide October 22, and rebroadcast October 24

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Concert pianist Lang Lang will be performing
in a live broadcast to theaters across the country on
Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm EST
(6:00pm MT/8:00pm PT tape delay).

A rebroadcast performance is scheduled for
Monday, October 24 at 6:00pm ET
(6:00pm MT/8:00pm PT). 

Tickets and the complete list of
theaters are available now at:

Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, 29-year-old Lang Lang will grace silver screens across the country in a special cinematic concert event, featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Charles Dutoit. Lang Lang Live on Franz Liszt’s 200th Birthday is a live, classical music in-theater event in whichLang Lang will mark the 200th birthday of his hero, piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt, by performing Liszt’s famed Piano Concerto No.1, as well as some of the most celebrated solo pieces written for the piano. This Fathom event is the first classical music “cinemacast” headlined by a solo artist, and will also feature special footage shot at this summer‘s iTunes Festival, including behind-the-scenes interviews, commentary and exclusive musical performances. Ticket prices are an average of $18, varying by theater. For a complete list of movie theaters for this event, visit

LIfe and Beyond by Marilyn Tam

Posted by Marilyn Tam on Wednesday, 12 October 2011

        The recent death of Steve Jobs, a man who dared to dream and create beyond the constraints of the prevailing consciousness, brought many people including me to a place of deeper reflection. What does it mean to be really alive? How do I make sure that I am living my highest potential every day? How do I ensure that I will feel at peace when it is my time to leave this planet?

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
                  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
                 Everything else is secondary.”  --- 
Steve Jobs 

I believe above quote holds a key to Jobs’ success. He followed his life purpose, what he was born to do. He didn’t have his life path handed to him on a silver platter. He was given up for adoption; he quit college after one semester because it was draining his parents’ entire life savings for him to attend. He still wanted to learn so he slept on the floor of his friends’ dorm rooms. He sold soft drink bottles he scavenged to return for money to buy food so he could sneak in to attend classes.

Free Live Performance by Charlie Chin in "Sun Yat-sen & the Three People's Principles"

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Free Live Performance by Charlie Chin in

 Learn the unique story of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's life in 
America before returning to be the first provisional
President of the Republic of China through this
Chataquan History Alive! museum presentation of
"Sun Yat-sen & the Three People's Principles"
by Chinese Historical Society of America
artist-in-residence Charlie Chin.

The performance aims to illuminate the linkages
between the modern history of China, the history of
Chinese American communities, and the democratic
ideas pursued in the post-Civil War era.

This event, put on by the Chinese Historical Society
of America, is free to the public, suitable for all ages,
and funded through the California Council for the
Humanities Story Fund.  

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:00pm

California History Center, De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA

Live presentation Oct 19, 2011: Orange County Japanese Americans in Battle and Behind Barbed Wire: The World War II Experience of Orange County Nikkei

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Live presentation Oct 19, 2011: Orange County Japanese Americans in Battle and Behind Barbed Wire: The World War II Experience of Orange County Nikkei

Live presentation Octoer 19, 2011

Orange County Japanese Americans in Battle and Behind Barbed Wire:
The World War II Experience of Orange County Nikkei in History and Memory

As a girl, Chizuko Judy Sugita DeQueiroz was forcibly removed from the West Coast
and confined by the U.S. government in a concentration camp. In Camp Days 1942-1945,
the artist depicts via watercolor paintings and verbal narratives her haunting memories.

Her presentation, based on her book, is entitled "Memories of Camp Days 1942-1945."

Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, professor emeritus of history and Asian American studies at
CSU Fullerton and the former senior historian at the Japanese American National Museum,
presents on the life, death, and treatment of Orange County's most famous hero in World War II,
Kazuo Masuda—and the culmination of the Japanese American redress and reparations
movement in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.

His presentation is entitled "The Masuda Family of Orange County and the American Way."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011   4:00 - 8:30 pm

Meet at Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum
Call 657-278-3407 by Friday, October 14 to pre-register. (Appreciated, but not required.)

Note: This public event and the related "New Birth of Freedom" exhibition are funded in part by a California Story Fund grant from the Council. The "New Birth of Freedom" exhibition is open Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays noon - 4:00 pm at...

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