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5 ways to celebrate a Chinese Thanksgiving

5 ways to celebrate a Chinese Thanksgiving

As is inevitable with most major holidays, Thanksgiving Day’s historical and cultural roots (dating more than 350 years ago) have long been traded in for cross-cultural exposure and mass marketing in the United States. Though it may sound bad, it has its advantages.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Food, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/42 Comments

Harry Potter travels to Asia while Kung Pao chicken invades America

Harry Potter travels to Asia while Kung Pao chicken invades America

As two of the largest economies in the world, the United States and China have an open-door policy when it comes to cultural coalescing through music, food, pop culture, medicine, and technology.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/92 Comments

16 historical events that have shaped U.S.–China relations

16 historical events that have shaped U.S.–China relations

1784: First representatives of the United States land in China

After anchoring in Guangzhou (Canton), the Empress of China became the first ever American vessel to sail from the United States to China.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/92 Comments

8 people predict the future of U.S.–China relations, will it be good or bad?

8 people predict the future of U.S.–China relations, will it be good or bad?

In honor of the 30th anniversary of U.S.–China relations on Oct. 1, Northwest Asian Weekly staff asked people who have a foot (or even two feet) in China to project what they think the next 30 years will be like.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/90 Comments

China celebrates National Day with bright lights and vivid displays

China celebrates National Day with bright lights and vivid displays

Delegates pose for photos in a photo exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.–China diplomatic relations, in Macao, south China, on Sept. 22.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/90 Comments

Couple’s wedding bathed with elements of American and Chinese tradition

Couple’s wedding bathed with elements of American and Chinese tradition

A traditional Chinese wedding ceremony with lavish costumes and authentic props imported from China (including a flower sedan chair) was held at the Seattle Westin Hotel on Aug. 8. The bride, Kris Qi Yue Ruan, and groom, Robin Leong, were wed before 400 guests. They had met in Singapore.

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 34 | 8/15 - 8/210 Comments

A centuries-old Japanese dance has a place in the present day

A centuries-old Japanese dance has a place in the present day

It was a warm evening on Saturday, July 18. Outside the Seattle Buddhist Church on South Main Street, a large circle of diverse people, many wearing colorful summer kimonos, were dancing to Japanese folk music and the beating of a big drum. Others looked on, snapping pictures while enjoying Japanese-style shaved ice.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

The Wedding Issue

The Wedding Issue

Explanations of some images on the front page: Ducks: In Korean culture, a pair of wooden ducks is meant to symbolize the partners in the marriage. Wrapped leaves: In a Vietnamese wedding ceremony, there is often a dish of betel and areca nut. Cloth-covered trays: Before a Vietnamese wedding, the groom’s family visits the bride’s […]

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Vying for venues to tie the knot: A guide to finding the perfect place for a wedding

Vying for venues to tie the knot: A guide to finding the perfect place for a wedding

One of the most important and toughest parts of planning a wedding is finding a venue. Seattle is home to some amazing views and landscapes, but finding a place that can accommodate a traditional Asian wedding can be tricky. How is a bride to find a venue to hold hundreds of guests? And what if she wants to serve traditional Asian food?

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/173 Comments

His and hers: Couples face challenges in including cultural elements in their dream wedding

His and hers: Couples face challenges in including cultural elements in their dream wedding

As the wedding season approaches, many couples are faced with the challenge of planning a wedding with multiple cultural customs. As individuals increasingly date outside of their race and ethnicity, many couples choose to blend cultures together on their wedding day with multiple ceremonies, outfits, and customs.

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/171 Comment

Interracial Marriages: taking the good with the bad

Interracial Marriages: taking the good with the bad

Interracial marriage is a subject that most people have an opinion about. Regardless of whether they think it is a good or a bad trend, the fact is that within the last few decades, interracial romance and nuptials have become more common.

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/175 Comments

Do traditional weddings have a place in the 21st century?

Do traditional weddings have a place in the 21st century?

Weddings: They can be a dream, but they can also turn into a nightmare.

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Girl NOT gone wild: Bachelorette parties get a dose of culture

Girl NOT gone wild: Bachelorette parties get a dose of culture

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are becoming a common part of American weddings. They are meant to celebrate the last day of singlehood. Some people spend this day with family and friends. Others throw big parties that have scandalous elements.

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/171 Comment

Some festive cheer around the Northwest Asian Weekly/Seattle Chinese Post newsroom

Some festive cheer around the Northwest Asian Weekly/Seattle Chinese Post newsroom

Both newspapers thought it would be fun to participate in a holiday decorating contest to make the newsroom feel more like home.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 27 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

1994: Deep thoughts for the holidays

1994: Deep thoughts for the holidays

One story starts with a woman looking for Jesus. She failed to find him and in her disappointment, she gave all her possessions to children.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 27 No 52 | 12/20-12/26115 Comments

What does your holiday look like?

What does your holiday look like?

Northwest Asian Weekly asked you to send in your holiday photos for the chance to earn restaurant gift certificates, and you answered! We recieved great submissions of many unique decorations. Here are the finalists. Thank you!

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 27 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Engage those kids: 10 family activities for the holiday season

Engage those kids: 10 family activities for the holiday season

This Thanksgiving, I watched my 4-year-old cousin cry in the corner as his grandma fussed over him, trying to shove baby bites of turkey down his mouth as he punched her and grabbed at her hair. He was angry because the bubbles in the sparkling cider had hurt his throat.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

The 10 savings of Christmas

For many Americans, surviving this financial crisis means we have to save, save, save.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 27 No 50 | 12/6 - 12/122 Comments

1993: Christmas shopping ideas in the ID

1993: Christmas shopping ideas in the ID

Editor’s note: This story was originally printed in Northwest Asian Weekly on Dec. 11, 1993. This article will reference the year of the dog, plug stores that now exist in our memories, and remind us that TV sets and stereos were hot items in the early 90s. We hope that our readers will get a kick from this holiday blast from the past.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 27 No 50 | 12/6 - 12/120 Comments

How other cultures give thanks

How other cultures give thanks

Chu’seok

Chu’seok is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of traditional Korean food.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 27 No 48 | 11/22-280 Comments

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