Tag Archive | "Vol 33 No 13 | March 22 – March 28"

Social entrepreneurs awarded

Social entrepreneurs awarded

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Tanmay Telang, left, and Tran Trang of Fargreen (Photo courtesy of UW Foster School of Business)

The annual UW Foster School of Business Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is an international competition in which students from around the world present business solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges — including poverty, health, and development. This year’s competition featured 19 semi-finalist teams from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, and the United States — including two UW teams—competing for $40,000 in prizes. The winners were announced at a celebration dinner on Feb. 27. Read the full story

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Astoria honors Chinese history

Astoria honors Chinese history

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Garden of Surging Waves in Astoria, Ore.

Astoria, Ore. is honoring the “true history of the many contributions from Chinese pioneers not properly included in Astoria’s history” with the grand opening of the Garden of Surging Waves Park on May 17. Read the full story

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Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

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Hing Hay Park in Seattle (Photo by Sue Misao)

Citing its diverse community of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Vietnamese neighbors and merchants, USA Today placed Seattle’s Chinatown/International District in the top five Chinatowns in the country. Read the full story

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Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

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Guan-Cheng Sun

Guan-Cheng Sun of Seattle has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of education. Read the full story

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Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

By Jane Mee Wong
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Stephen Chan, left, and Wong Loy with the Hong Kong Dock Workers Union flag.

Eight months ago, dock workers at Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung terminal went on a historic 40-day strike. Faced Read the full story

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Tooth tip: Unleash the power of the tiny string

By Washington Dental Service Foundation

Good oral health is a critical part of your overall health. Oral disease is preventable if you follow these simple steps: Brush twice a day, eat tooth-friendly snacks (including fruits, vegetable, and cheese), get regular oral health checkups, and floss daily. Read the full story

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APIs encouraged to sign up for health care before March 31 deadline

According to a new report released by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) may be eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and could qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to help with the cost of premiums. Read the full story

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CISC offers after-school meals

The Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) announced its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Parental income determines the amount of money OSPI will reimburse institutions to provide meals to enrolled children. Read the full story

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Apply for API student journalist scholarships

The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is accepting applications from student members in Washington state for two scholarships — the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship and the Founders’ Scholarship. Read the full story

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Asian art on display at the Frye

Asian art on display at the Frye

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“Tamanishiki” (“The Wrestler”) by Isamu Noguchi

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“Li Tieguai” by Qi Baishi.

The Frye Art Museum in Seattle is currently exhibiting “Isamu Noguchi and Qu Baishi: Beijing 1930” and “Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye: Seattle/Shanghai.”The show by Noguchi and Baishi is an exploration of artistic and intellectual exchanges between American sculptor, landscape architect, and furniture designer Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Qi Baishi (1864–1957), now considered one of the most important Chinese artists of the twentieth century. The work of Noguchi has long been associated with Japan. His introduction to ancient sculpture and garden design traditions during a stay in Japan in 1931 is thought of as a turning point in his early career. Lesser known is the story of Noguchi’s six transformative months in Beijing from July 1930 to January 1931, when Sotokichi Katsuizumi (1889–1985), a Japanese businessman and collector of Chinese paintings, introduced him to Qi Baishi.

Noguchi spoke no Chinese and Qi spoke no English, but they formed a friendship and Noguchi began to study with the master ink painter.

Under Qi’s influence, Noguchi took up brush, ink, and paper — the key tools of East Asian traditional painting and calligraphy — to create the series of more than 100 works later called the Peking Drawings. Seen together as a group and alongside examples of Qi’s paintings, as they are for the first time in this exhibition, suggests the importance of China in Noguchi’s artistic formation.

The exhibition work by Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye, Seattle/Shanghai, is the first exhibition in the United States to explore artistic and intellectual exchanges between American artist Mark Tobey (1890–1976) and his Chinese contemporary Teng Baiye (1900–1980). The two met in the 1920s, when Teng moved to Seattle to study sculpture and complete a master’s degree at the University of Washington. Read the full story

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H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

By Celine Djohan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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In hopes of landing a permanent position at a local technology manufacturing company, one of William Takdir Jaya’s many responsibilities is to commute to work at 6 a.m. Read the full story

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Compiled by Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates high school students from Western Washington — nominated by teachers, counselors, principals, and community members — who encourage and actively promote diversity. Read the full story

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McDonalds franchise head will be speaker at student diversity dinner

McDonalds franchise head will be speaker at student diversity dinner

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David Santillanes (left) and Tina Young

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates high school students from Western Washington — nominated by teachers, counselors, principals, and community members — who encourage and actively promote diversity. Read the full story

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Celebrate Asia at the symphony

Celebrate Asia at the symphony

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Julia Tai (Courtesy of Philharmonia Northwest)

Explore the diverse musical traditions of Asia in an “East-meets-West” concert when the Seattle Symphony presents the sixth annual “Celebrate Asia” performance on Friday, March 21 at Benaroya Hall.

The concert celebrates the cultures of China, Vietnam, and Japan, conducted by Julia Tai. Featured performers include Haochen Zhang on piano, Nguyen Thanh Thuy on dan tranh, Ngo Tra My on dan bau, and Stefan Ostersjo on ti ba, banjo, and guitar.

Pre-concert performances begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Samuel & Althea Stroum grand lobby with the Chaopraya Ensemble, Kalahi Philippine Dance Company, Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness, and more. Read the full story

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“The Wind Rises”

“The Wind Rises”

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Master animator and director Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and the man who introduced anime features in America, has declared that “The Wind Rises,” a fictionalized biography of airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi, will be his last film. It is also his first and only film not explicitly directed at a child audience, and it’s garnered some controversy. Nevertheless, it was the highest-grossing film in Japan last year, and earned an Academy Award nomination for “Best Animated Feature” (losing to “Frozen” from Walt Disney Pictures, the same folks distributing “The Wind Rises” in America). Read the full story

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Wanting: Singer, songwriter, composer, and keyboardist performs at the Triple Door

Wanting: Singer, songwriter, composer, and keyboardist performs at the Triple Door

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Wanting Q

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

Singer/songwriter/keyboardist Wanting Qu, generally known as “Wanting,” had a long trip to North American audiences and to North America itself. She was born and raised in Harbin, the largest city in northeast China. She performs Tuesday, March 25, at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip

COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip

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Eric Liu

By Eric Liu
Special For Northwest Asian Weekly

A few days ago in Beijing, as Gary Locke wrapped up his tenure as United States Ambassador to China, he was lambasted in a Chinese state media editorial. The piece called Locke a “guide dog” and said he had stirred an “evil wind.” Worst of all, it called him a “banana.” Read the full story

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One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

By Polly Keary
The Monroe Monitor

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Julie Alexander, well-known to most Monroe residents from her 17-year post at the Monroe Post Office, and her husband, Rick, celebrate the recent release of her book, “A Rose on the Steel Ground,” which details the surprising and often harrowing journey that brought her to America, and finally to Monroe. (Photo by Polly Keary)

She wanted her son to know. Read the full story

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Nomura explores her roots through choreography, dance

Nomura explores her roots through choreography, dance

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Gabrielle Nomura, left, and Sierra Keith rehearse for “Beginnings.” (Photo by Sue Misao/NWAW)

By Alia Marsha
Northwest Asian Weekly

For its second season, the Seattle dance group Relay Dance Collective travels back to their roots as inspiration for “Beginnings,” featuring repertory works by 30 dancers and choreographers. Dancer and co-founder of the group Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura uses this opportunity to tell the story of her origins as a Japanese American through her piece “Farewell shikata ga nai.” Read the full story

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Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

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Rachel Solemsaas

It would be an “honor” and a “homecoming” for Rachel Solemsaas to be selected as the president of North Seattle Community College.

That’s what Solemsaas said when she was named as one of four finalists for the position. Read the full story

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