Boston Creates is seeking community input from now until September for Boston’s Cultural Plan, ranging from ethnic festivals, music, art work and dance. Continue reading
Tufts Medical Center’s interim president and CEO Michael Wagner is no stranger to the hospital. Continue reading
A Taiwan trade delegation visited Boston’s Chinatown on August 28 and 29, including the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England. Continue reading
Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang of “M. Butterfly” brought his bilingual, culture-clashing comedy “Chinglish” to the Lyric Stage Company on Dec. 2. Continue reading
What was it like growing up as an Asina-American in the United States?
Fortunately, I can say that as an Asian American growing up in Boston, I have never been teased with degrading names or insults. No blond-haired, blue-eyed boy in my first grade class ever pulled his eyes at the corners, slanted them, and ridiculed me. At Boston Latin School, at least 45 percent of the students were Asian American, which made us much more a majority than a “minority.” Extreme racial slurs and blatant prejudice are as foreign to me as soy sauce on ice cream. As a contemporary Chinese-American, I have never been hassled, unless bad pickup lines count. “Hey baby, ni hao ma?” is not an effective pickup line. Continue reading