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  • by Katherine Quiles on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:21am
    May marks the anniversary of two important events in Asian American history. The first Japanese immigrants arrived in the United States in May of 1843. The transcontinental railroad—built by the...
  • by Kathryn Dickason on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:34am
    "Knights in shining armor." The phrase calls up images of strength, virtue, and devotion: at home, medieval knights devoting themselves to fair maidens, chivalry, and romantic courtship; on crusade,...
  • by Y. Yvon Wang on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:38am
    Shanghai in 1942, under Japanese occupation. Posing on the tatami mats of a Japanese restaurant, a young Chinese beauty named Wang Jiazhi sings to the married man with whom she is having a passionate...
  • by Salil Dudani on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:13am
    Most people who donate a kidney transplant it to a family member or friend in need, but from the outset Ellie was determined to...
  • by Adrienne Johnson on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 9:30am
    Can pornography be political? Can it be anti-racist? Maybe even feminist?Film scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu answers with a resounding YES. At a Stanford talk, Shimizu argued that feminist porn is...
  • by Ashley Farmer on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:16am
    Alice Walker is standing on a small boat, called "The Audacity of Love." The vessel is part of Freedom Flotilla II, an international group of boats protesting Israel’s 2011 blockage of Gaza. Despite...
  • by Tres Pittman on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:12am
    When asked about the difficulties of breaking into the fraternity of Kerouac and Ginsberg as a woman, Diane di Prima took almost no time to formulate an answer, matter-of-factly declaring, “I wasn’t...
  • by Lelia Glass on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:14am
    “Start down at the floor,” Aleta Hayes told the audience at Stanford’s Clayman Institute. “Think of a flower – a specific one. Now, standing on one leg, extend and bloom into that flower,...
  • by Alexis Charles on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 9:39am
    Valerie Miner has traveled to India numerous times as a teacher. But in her new novel Traveling with Spirits, Miner lets India do the teaching. Traveling with Spirits follows Miner’s strong female...
  • by Kathryn Dickason on Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:40am
    Dance, as one of the most archaic and vibrant art forms, attunes us to the rhythms of history. According to Usha Srinivasan, a first-generation Indian immigrant, traditional dance, with its...

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