Thank you - Chinese for Affirmative Action - 50 Years of Standing Up for What is Right

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Sunday, 30 September 2018

Unveiled at town hall honoring 50th anniversary of Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Bay Area newscasters, editors, reporters, producers, podcasters, filmmakers and pioneer internet content creators came together to mark the emergence of Asian American journalists in mainstream news media where there none before 50 years ago. 


David Henry Hwang is back on Broadway with Chinglish at the Longacre Theatre, opens October 27

Posted by Lia Chang on Thursday, 13 October 2011

David Henry Hwang Photo by Lia Chang

CHINGLISH, the new comedy by Tony Award-winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), begins previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Tuesday, October 11th and will officially open on Thursday, October 27th. The show comes to Broadway following its critically acclaimed world premiere production at Goodman Theatre in Chicago this summer, which ran from June 18th through July 31st.

Jennifer Lim, Angela Lin, Christine Lin, Stephen Pucci, Johnny Wu and Larry Lei Zhang who appeared in the production at the Goodman, will be joined by Gary Wilmes, star of the recent acclaimed Gatz. OBIE Award winner Leigh Silverman, who directed Lisa Kron’s Well on Broadway and won a 2011 OBIE for directing both Go Back To Where You Are and In The Wake, will return to direct the Broadway production.

Hwang’s new comedy CHINGLISH is about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language—and ways of communicating—are worlds apart from our own. An American businessman arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contact for his family’s sign-making firm. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language, customs and manners – and calls into questions even the most basic assumptions of human conduct.

Tickets are available for purchase on or 212-239-6200.

“The U.S. and China are at a critical moment in...

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 Suzanne Kai 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...

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

Posted by Suzanne Kai 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


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. 

What was remarkable about this story aside from the passion he had for learning was what he said about the experience. He said that not having to fulfill...

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

Posted by Suzanne Kai 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:




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