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Iraq Replaces Vietnam as Metaphor for Tragedy
Posted on: Feb 26, 2007, Source: New America Media
Many comparisons have been made about the Iraq and Vietnam wars. But what Iraq may have finally done is not so much remind us of Vietnam as ultimately usurp it from our national psyche.
Living the American Dream ... in a One-Bedroom Apartment
Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: New America Media
The middle class is clinging to its precious status by contending with far smaller living spaces than those of previous generations.
Consumerism vs. Frugality
Posted on: Feb 15, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service
A Vietnamese immigrant reflects on U.S. consumer culture -- how it's shaped not only his family's ideals of 'The American Dream,' but the world's.
The World of Human Trafficking
Posted on: Jul 19, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service
Vietnam remains a 'Supply Country' and shows no signs of abating.
National Defeat Day - National Liberation Day
Posted on: Apr 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet
April 30 became the birth date of an exile's culture, built on defeatism and a sense of tragic ending. But through the years, that date has come to symbolize something entirely different to this Vietnamese American.
Hong Kong Film Fade-Out
Posted on: Aug 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet
The Golden Era of Hong Kong film is over. As Hollywood embraces stars like John Woo and Jet Li, and coopts the kung fu flick, the city that spawned the genre takes on a more down-to-earth identity.
Thai Cinema Ready to Roll
Posted on: Jun 6, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service
Overshadowed by Michael Moore's big win at the Cannes film festival, a Thai director is awarded the prestigious Jury Prize shining a spotlight on a new generation of Thai filmmakers.
Globalization vs. Americanization
Posted on: Apr 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet
While McDonald's golden arches may be proliferating in every major metropolis across the world, so, for that matter, are Thai and Vietnamese restaurants.
The Cosmic Age
Posted on: Jan 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Globalization? Kid's stuff. Our actions affect not just the globe, but the cosmos.
China's Dangerous Wild Tastes
Posted on: Dec 31, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service
Vast markets in wild animals can lead to environmental destruction and, in an age of newly emerging diseases such as SARS, public health disasters.
Expression in the Information Age
Posted on: Dec 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet
In a world where we are constantly chatting, very little is actually being said. We email -- but are we really in touch?
Mourning the Loss of the Tiger
Posted on: Oct 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The tiger's grip on our imagination is precisely the very force that drives it toward extinction.
Wen Ho Lee II?
Posted on: Sep 28, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service
Chinese Americans are worried about similarities to trial-by-media atmosphere surrounding Army chaplain's arrest.
Can You Help Me with My Homework?
Posted on: Jun 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet
This Asian American writer finds the pleas he gets from students to explain his fiction are an example of how Asian immigrants, even young ones, are having a tough time thinking like Americans.
The Fall of Celluloid Hong Kong
Posted on: Apr 7, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service
The suicide of gender-bending actor Leslie Cheung also symbolizes the demise of a wild, uninhibited era of Hong Kong film that inspired many Hollywood directors.
For a Vietnamese American, Prayers on the Brink of War
Posted on: Mar 18, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service
For Vietnamese Americans, many of whom have lived through several wars, the looming U.S. invasion of Iraq brings up haunting memories.
Quiet American Irony
Posted on: Feb 19, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service
"The Quiet American" almost didn't make it to U.S. theaters -- but it premiered in Vietnam to great fanfare.
Is the American Dream Still Alive?
Posted on: Feb 9, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The immigrant's hold on American soil has become increasingly tenuous, if not outright threatened.
Homeland Security Changes America
Posted on: Dec 19, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service
An immigrant finds that the America he remembers as a child no longer exists.
After Bali, Will Travel Become a Radical Act?
Posted on: Oct 14, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service
Human movement across borders is greater than ever in history. The world is too interconnected for that trend to be reversed by fear of terrorism.
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