Gov. Deval Patrick kicks off Asian American Heritage Month

Gov. Deval Patrick and the Asian American Commission organized a celebration for Asian American Heritage Month on May 1 at the Josiah Quincy School. The event featured dance performances, speeches from Asian American officials and advocacy by Asian community leaders. Continue reading

A food aficionado: Bento Express

Bento Express has a convenient location at a former Chinese takeout joint, open since last summer. Tucked steps from Starbucks on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets, it is between the Boylston T stop on the Green line and the Chinatown T stop on the Orange line. Bento Express provides simple and filling meals without breaking the bank in the Theater District and Boston Common area. Continue reading

Restored Chinese prints unveil turbulent history from everyday eyes

All Bill Morse wanted was an old photo of the Appian Way in Italy, lost somewhere in his parents’ attic.
He never imagined he would discover more than 4,000 photos of China, taken by his grandfather William Leete who was a missionary and teacher for more than 40 years. He traveled to northern China up to Liaoning and went down to Suzhou to study the nation. During his travels, Leete documented the Forbidden City of Beijing, the Buddhist Longmen Grottoes of Luoyang and everyday life for the Chinese. Continue reading

Boston celebrates World Tai Chi Day

Part of the Wild Horse’s Mane, White Crane Spreads Its Wings and Playing the Lute. These are just a few of the tai chi stances that Daoist master Zhou Xuan Yun brought to Boston after practicing tai chi at Wu Dang Mountain in China for more than a decade. The World Tai Chi Day Health Festival took place April 27 at the Boston Common. Continue reading