Authenticity of Chinese food

I used to have a relatively vague and singular definition of Chinese cuisine. Region was an important factor. Only people who live in China can cook a dish that shall be considered authentic — though there is a great diversity across different regions within China. For example, most people from the Southern Guangdong region do…

A White Chinese Gala

Media representation, especially government sponsored media platforms, will influence audience perceptions by legitimizing particular concepts.The annual Chinese Gala is a celebratory New Year Show, produced by the Chinese central broadcasting station, and is an essential part of the lunar year celebration routine for the majority of Chinese people. When I was watching a clip of…

A Safe Space for Mixed People

It’s a cloudy Wednesday morning, and mid-week crisis is looming above most people as they furiously type into their keyboards outside Kerckhoff Hall. Among them, sits a wide-beaming girl with a black and white coat and an aura of confidence. Kamilah Zadi is the Co-Director of the Mixed Student Union (MSU) at UCLA — an…