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Pop-up Exhibit Features Local Thai Artists

Pop-up Exhibit Features Local Thai Artists

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts April 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Two Thai artists who have lived in NYC for some years teamed up for a pop-up exhibit in Bushwick recently.

The Little-Known Chinese-American Artist Behind Bambi

The Little-Known Chinese-American Artist Behind Bambi

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan April 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm

SinoVision tours “Water to Paper, Paint to Sky,” an exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America on the Chinese-born artist Tyrus Wong whose work for Bambi and other productions was influenced by traditional Chinese art.

Celebrating the Thai New Year in Queens

Celebrating the Thai New Year in Queens

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Video April 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Thais in Elmhurst marked the three days of Songkran with a water-pouring ritual and by paying respect to their elders.

Amy Kar Yee dishes up bowls of Hong Kong-style noodle soup at a Carroll Gardens gallery. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Daily)

A Noodle Shop in a Brooklyn Art Space

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food April 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Brooklyn Daily reports that on April 25 the Kar Yee Noodle Shop will return for a day to the Court Tree Collective, featuring authentic home-style Hong Kong noodles with crispy pork.

Grace Meng (Creative Commons license photo via Wikipedia)

A ‘Misunderstanding’ Over Book on ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, History, Politics April 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Rep. Grace Meng did not intend a snub when she refused the offer of a book on Korean “comfort women,” her office explained to The Korea Times.

Teariffic Cafe, a milk tea shop at 51 Mott St., was forced to close because of burdensome rental costs. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

High Rent Pushes Shops out of Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Real Estate April 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Chinatown rents are rising for many businesses, forcing some to move to Brooklyn or Queens and others to go out of business, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo by Gene Han, Creative Commons license)

A Remembrance of Pearl River Mart

Business, East Asian, Manhattan April 7, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Michelle Chen, daughter of the owners, reflects on the humble Chinatown roots of the store and its expansion over more than four decades in business, in a piece for Open City.

On March 27, the local fire department and the police arrived because a gas leak report that was made at Broadway Avenue in Palisades Park, New Jersey, where Korean businesses are concentrated. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Merchants Worry About Other Gas Leaks

East Asian, Metro Area April 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Korean merchants worry about the possibility of further gas leaks like the one that occurred in the East Village at the site of a Korean-owned restaurant, The Korea Times reports.

Bringing the ‘Song of the Sheng’ to Manhattan

Bringing the ‘Song of the Sheng’ to Manhattan

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video March 31, 2015 at 12:45 pm

SinoVision attends a performance of Chinese musician Wu Tong at the Asia Society. The sheng player aims to introduce audiences to traditional Chinese music through crossover shows.

Hwa-cha Kwon. (Photo courtesy of SAY)

Seniors Teach Korean via Computer from Seoul

East Asian, Education, Metro Area, Seniors March 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Yongmin Cho has developed the Seniors and Youth program, which connects Princeton students eager to learn Korean, with Korean seniors in Seoul, reports Korea Daily.

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Bronx, Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Muslim, Video March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

In this episode of “Independent Sources”: The CLEAR Project educates and provides services to Muslims and others caught in the government’s counterterrorism dragnet; “The Bronx Memoir Project” tells stories of the Bronx, as written by its residents; the city’s first dual-language English-Japanese public school program.

In a kindergarten in Fujian Province, China, many children are U.S. born and raised by grandparents. (Photo courtesy of parents via World Journal)

Adjustment Problems When Children Sent to China Return to U.S.

East Asian, Education, New York March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

When Chinese children of immigrants are sent to China at a young age then return, both the children and their parents may suffer adjustment problems, World Journal found in a series of reports.

Staffers at Englewood  Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey at their first Korean language class. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, Learning Korean to Better Serve Patients

East Asian, Health, Metro Area March 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Staff members at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center eagerly signed up for Korean classes in a bid to better serve and communicate with the Korean patients who use the hospital, Korea Daily reports.

Mayor de Blasio with several young Chinese children. (Photo via World Journal)

Children Sent to China May Return for Pre-K

East Asian, Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Chinese children who were sent back to China by immigrant parents here may soon return to NYC to take advantage of universal pre-K, World Journal’s English edition reports.

A Spin on Chinese Ceramics

A Spin on Chinese Ceramics

East Asian, Manhattan, Traditions, Video March 26, 2015 at 11:57 am

Spin Ceramics sells Chinese ceramics with a modern take. Its SoHo location marks its foray into the U.S. market, reports SinoVision.