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…

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Not Just a Love Story

When I was doing a reading log for my Japanese class, I was attracted by the story about a Japanese traditional festival — tanabata (七夕), or the Double Seventh Festival. This story caught my attention because this festival is also celebrated in China, and its names have exactly the same form in Chinese characters as…

South Asian Art: Not just Henna

South Asian. Lived in East Asia. International student. Daughter of immigrants. South campus major. Where is the “artist” in these labels? Where is the Disney Princess movie being made about my life? Are the mammoth residential buildings housing hundreds of families in Hong Kong not worthy of Walt Disney’s magic broadcast worldwide? As a young…