A new generation faces bigotry from their own community for not being “Vietnamese enough.”
On March 11, 2011, the same day the tsunami hit Japan, the Asian community exploded with fury at a racist video blog posted by an alleged student at UCLA titled “Asians in the Library.” Alexandra Wallace mocked the “hordes of Asians” swarming to the UCLA library and mocking them for talking on the phone in […]
Amy Chua has been widely criticized for her controversial memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Since her book was released earlier this year, she’s become infamous for her intense parenting styles, her depiction of Asian parents, and her criticism of Western parents.
Ever wonder what that ancient-looking octagonal mirror hanging above houses and storefronts is? It’s a bagua mirror. Find out more about why it’s so ubiquitous among Asians and how it’s supposed to function.
Having trouble remembering Vietnamese? Kimberly Truong recommends fun ways of informally teaching Vietnamese that can also help you brush up your own Vietnamese skills.
Though Nam Pham lost the decision, those who know the sport stand behind Phan and declare him as the winner of the fight, including UFC President Dana White.
There’s certainly a generational divide within the Vietnamese community, but is there a division between peers of the same cohort too? Kimberly Truong takes a look at what makes a Vietnamese person “in” and what makes a Vietnamese person “out.”
Only a handful of Vietnamese people are well-known and in the spotlight beyond the Vietnamese community. Phan is an idol because he has broken out of that bubble but still manages to stay connected to his Vietnamese roots. The responsibilities of being a role model is one he takes very seriously.
Vietnam is working on a universal health care system. The government says that this plan will cover all Vietnamese people, but will it be for the best. The National Health Security Office (NHSO) secretary-general Dr. Winai Swaasdivorn says that “Vietnam is going to send officials to Thailand to study how the health-insurance systems are working,” […]
With so many exotic foods coming from this natural wildlife, authorities are beginning to crack down on poachers in order to preserve one of the few beautiful rain forests left in the world.