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I've Been Told To Go Back Where I Came From. Here's What I Wish I ...

Huffington Post 28 May 2023
Like all Asian Americans, I hate the question “Where are you from?” because it’s almost always followed up with “No, where are you really from?” ... When neither Asia nor America feel like home, Asian Americans of many different cultures have had to create our own distinct identity, as Asian Americans.

Half of medical tourists visiting Korea inspired by K-culture

Korea Times 28 May 2023
23, 2022. Korea Times file. By Ko Dong-hwan ... Among the medical tourists, those from Southeast Asian countries displayed the highest tendency to undergo some type of treatment due to K-culture, standing at 69.3 percent ... They said the hospitals are advised to provide services not only in English but also in different Asian languages. .

New documentary about Korean liquor store families starts messy, necessary conversation

The Los Angeles Times 27 May 2023
Asian American political discourse sometimes reminds me of the arguments I had with my parents as a kid ... Languages get in the way ... and anti-Black racism in the Asian American community ... More than half of Asian Americans are immigrants who were born speaking a different language.

National and official languages

The Manila Times 27 May 2023
National and official languages are two different constructs, though, oftentimes, a national language will likely have official status ... Hence why another convenient label for the official language is a "working language," as how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations refer to English, as per their 2007 Charter.

Sheku Bayoh inquiry: Policeman denies wanting to join BNP

The Times/The Sunday Times 26 May 2023
A police officer involved in the arrest of Sheku Bayoh has denied wanting to join the BNP ... He also denied making racist remarks to an Asian family who lived near him and using other racist language ... Related articles ... .

Inquiry into death of Sheku Bayoh hears officer deny wanting to join BNP

The Observer 26 May 2023
During the 20-minute recording, Paton denied claims he wanted to join the British National party as a teenager, and also denied making racist remarks to an Asian family who lived near him and using other racist language ... Photograph. Family Handout/PA ... “Alan used to make racist remarks to the Asian family that lived round the corner ... “No” ... Paton said ... .

Sands Extends Capacity-Building Support for the Asian Community Development Council

Victoria Advocate 25 May 2023
A Sands Cares contribution of $175,000 provides funding for ACDC's HAPI Medical Center and the API Language Link ... the Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Medical Center and the API Language Link, enabling ACDC to provide critical in-language health and social services to the AAPI community ... About the Asian Community Development Council.

Star Ballroom – site of Monterey Park mass shooting – on brink of closing for ...

LA Daily News 25 May 2023
Asian Americans Advancing Justice raised over $1 million for victims of the tragedy, and is holding regular bystander intervention trainings ... And a number of Asian American organizations nationwide have stepped up to provide in-language mental health services to those in need.

US Eyes More Investments in Central Asia's Energy, Health, Education - NSC Director

Urdu Point 25 May 2023
The US also continues to expand its English language and cultural outreach, with plans to return the Peace Corps to several Central Asian countries, he added ....

Texas Senate again approves increasing penalty for illegal voting to a felony, regardless of intent

Longview News-Journal 25 May 2023
For instance, a third of Texans of Asian American and Pacific Islander background are not English proficient, and the vast majority of counties in the state do not offer voter registration forms, voter information, or ballots in Asian languages, said Lily Trieu, interim executive director at Asian Texans for Justice.

The Changing Faces of a Harvard Education

The Harvard Crimson 25 May 2023
Filipino languages and Ethnic Studies provide two of several novel answers to that question ... The decades-long push for an instructor in Filipino languages has also finally come to fruition, bringing Harvard closer than ever to giving Southeast Asian studies the recognition it deserves.

Turkish students awarded scholarship for Chinese language proficiency

People Daily 24 May 2023
ISTANBUL, May 22 (Xinhua) -- A total of 29 Turkish students from Istanbul-based Okan University were awarded a consul-general scholarship for their excellency in the Chinese language.

Imax CEO Touts Premium Ticket Prices Amid Box Office Recovery

The Hollywood Reporter 24 May 2023
The global box office recovery for Imax has been driven by drawing premium ticket prices and releasing local language blockbusters in Asia ... That’s helping cement Imax’s status as a launch pad for local language blockbusters in Japan, India, Hong Kong and Singapore, among other Asian markets.

Georgi Gospodinov's 'Time Shelter' wins the International Booker Prize

The Keene Sentinel 24 May 2023
Last year's win for "Tomb of Sand," by Geetanjali Shree and translated from Hindi by Daisy Rockwell, drew attention to the breadth of literature being written in South Asian languages in India, where English-language literature has long been treated as more prestigious, as well as more commercial.

How R. F. Kuang turned every recent book scandal into the satirical thriller 'Yellowface'

Elko Daily Free Press 24 May 2023
As an Asian American journalist, I've felt pressures similar to those Kuang explores ... Speaking from New Haven, Connecticut, where she is pursuing a PhD from Yale in East Asian languages and literature, Kuang admitted with delight that "every single thing that happens is based on a real scandal."

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