Latest News for: Asian languages


Family doctors say they can answer vaccine questions, after Trudeau recommends them

North Shore News 15 May 2021
Dr ... "This is our ticket out of the pandemic so it is critically important," Strydom said ... Dr ... Dr ... The South Asian COVID Task Force — a volunteer organization made up of physicians, researchers and others — has chapters across the country. They are sharing culturally appropriate communications about COVID-19 in multiple South Asian languages, he said ... .

South China Sea: muddying the waters

Asiatimes 14 May 2021
To most Southeast Asian countries, this language exudes colonial attitude and an old-fashioned display of power ... Also his suggestion that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations would rework a meeting agenda “based on guidance from Beijing” is an insult to ASEAN and underestimates its agency and diplomatic skill.

College majors that earn the most money

Lincoln Journal Star 14 May 2021
Japanese studies entails speaking, reading, and writing the culture’s language to learn its history, economics, and social science. As a subset of East Asian studies, graduates can find work in a variety of fields, including public service, international relations, or multinational organizations ... Japanese language (tie).

NYPD Asian Hate Crimes Task Force chief: Attacks are 'not new'

The Hill 13 May 2021
The commander of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Asian Hate Crimes Task Force said anti-Asian hate crimes in the state are “absolutely not new,” despite the recent spike in the number of offenses. Inspector Tommy Ng said Asian Americans are “more vocal” today because newer generations are being born in the U.S.

Amend state laws to address hate crimes against Asians

LI Herald 13 May 2021
Earlier this month, the Legislative Majority convened a hearing focusing on anti-Asian hate crimes and violence. Across the country, acts of anti-Asian hate have occurred with an alarming frequency, and tragically, we have seen several horrific acts committed in and around Nassau County recently, as well as in other areas in New York state.

Editorial: Omaha Police Department must continue to build on its diversity progress

Omaha World-Herald 13 May 2021
Editorial staff. The Omaha Police Department recently began a notably diverse recruitment class ... The new 60-member recruit class stands out in various ways ... Of those, nine speak Spanish and — in the first for the department — one recruit speaks Karen, the language spoken by refugees to Omaha from the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar ... .

Grad student’s thesis project explores hardships, liberation in short dance films

Daily Bruin 13 May 2021
[Related. Artists at Play hosts free virtual plays showcasing Asian American resilience]. Varviani said the choreography for “Time to Dream” is a language of movement, created through a collaboration between herself and her dancers despite the struggle of conceptualizing her vision entirely on Zoom ... [Related ... .

Speaker to discuss cultural battleground in Korea

Ellensburg Daily Record 12 May 2021
The talk is sponsored by the Korean Studies Grant (Academy of Korean StudiesSeed Program for Korean Studies) and co-sponsored by Central Washington University’s Asian Studies Program; Departments of World Languages and Culture, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, ...

Organizations team up to strengthen Rensselaer County BIPOC business community

Business Journal 12 May 2021
By teaming up, they hope to break down barriers to banking and funding, marketing, language and other resources that aren't as easily available to Asian, Black, Hispanic and Indigenous communities ... .

The many Asian Americas

Vox 12 May 2021
This article is part of the Asian American identity series . For the fast-growing group of roughly 23 million Asian Americans , where a person grows up can have a particularly profound effect on their sense of cultural identity. The Asian diaspora spreads across all 50 states ... There were so many Koreans that the language was offered as an elective.

This is why Vancouver has become North America's anti-Asian hate crime capital

Canada Dot Com 12 May 2021
It’s said to be the most Asian city outside Asia. Where a quarter of residents speak a Chinese language and the char siu rivals what’s ...

Sri Lanka adds Korean language as college entrance exam subject

Korea Times 11 May 2021
Sri Lanka has decided to adopt the Korean language as a subject for the country's college entrance exams, a South Korean embassy there said Tuesday ... Under the policy, students entering 12th and 13th grade can choose Korean as their foreign language subject starting in the second half of this year.

UC Berkeley alumni launch GoFundMe page for Asian American self-defense

The Daily Californian 11 May 2021
UC Berkeley alumni launch GoFundMe page for Asian American self-defense Knivesdeal/Creative Commons. UC Berkeley alumni launched a GoFundMe fundraiser to provide Asian Americans, especially the elderly, with a cheap and reliable tool of self-defense ... This follows recent acts of anti-Asian violence.

Diversity deficiency: Does town hall reflect the South Shore in race, gender and ethnicity?

The Patriot Ledger 10 May 2021
Liang said she has had to act as a liaison between the city and Asian residents because citizens are automatically more comfortable coming to someone they know is not only there to meet their needs, but can also either speak their language or quickly find someone who does.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

San Francisco Examiner 10 May 2021
Ni hao! Kamusta! Xin chào! Talofa! These are ways to say hello in Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese and Samoan — some of the primary languages spoken by Asian Pacific American students and families in the San Francisco Unified School District ... of the Asian community.