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Posted on: Jul 4, 2012, Source: New America Media

Unlike the U.S., where fast food is often seen as the preferred meal of the working poor, in Asia places like Burger King are the fare of choice for those with dispensable incomes.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2011, Source: Heyday Books

An excerpt from Lam new book, where a family vacation to Waterloo unearths some enlightening findings about his father, a former general for South Vietnam.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010, Source: New America Media

Girls at the brothel were beaten and raped. Many were dying of AIDS. Who were their customers? All kind of foreigners. Americans. Thai. Vietnamese. Cambodian.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2009, Source: New America Media

"When a man confesses yet cannot connect the horror he helped unleash with his own humanity, he is not to be trusted."

Posted on: Jun 2, 2009, Source: New America Media

I am a first time home buyer. And I just bought a condo in downtown San Francisco. But not without a lot of help from my family and friends.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2009, Source: New America Media

As conflicts between two political groups threaten to tear Thailand apart, its ailing king may not be able to keep the country together.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2009, Source: New America Media

Enough about Asia's "shame-based" culture, it is the gun culture in America that is most conspicuous.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2009, Source: New America Media

The economy may revive in a few years, but our spirit will falter without a big picture for what we want our country to look like.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source: New America Media

The protests and riots in Greece were organized by young people, who text-messaged each other and used social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: New America Media

A cliché to native-borns, the American dream nevertheless seduces the traditionally sedentary Vietnamese to travel halfway around the world.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008, Source: New America Media

To be a person of color is to have one's patriotism, motives, and beliefs scrutinized and put on trial, again and again.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: New America Media

John McCain's desire to win at any cost has turned this election into a reenactment of MacBeth.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2008, Source: New America Media

Giving up a car isn't easy -- even amid the gas crisis. But the covetous American way of life has become unsustainable.

Posted on: May 27, 2008, Source: New America Media

The Chinese government hoped the Olympics would unify China. But instead, the devastating earthquake has brought the country together.

Posted on: May 16, 2008, Source: deleted

Many wealthy Asian countries are more concerned with appeasing Myanmar's junta than helping victims of the cyclone.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2008, Source: New America Media

Our modern obsession with technology is changing the way we relate to others -- and the way we view ourselves.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2008, Source: deleted

The real 'Cultural Revolution', the one stoked by individual desires and ambition, is happening now.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2007, Source: New America Media

American schools stress self-esteem as the stepping stone to academic achievement. But students from Asian cultures, which place little stock in self-esteem, seem to do better than their American counterparts in school.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007, Source: New America Media

As the country waited to learn the identity of the killer at Virginia Tech, Asian Americans held their breath, waiting to see if they would shoulder the spillover of blame for the acts of an individual.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2007, Source: New America Media

Plastic surgery is on the rise in ethnic communities across the United States, and in Asia it is as routine as having one's wisdom teeth pulled. Are these alterations an attempt to look more "white?"

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