A plane ticket to Taiwan can admittedly be quite pricey, but there are a few ways you can get a taste for the food and the atmosphere without traveling overseas.
For the past 29 years, UCLA’s Nikkei Student Union (NSU) has put together a cultural night commemorating Japanese culture and remembering those who were incarcerated during World War II. This years theme, Worlds Apart, explores the differences between American and Japanese cultures and the trials of assimilation faced by many Nisei.
Royce Hall was nearly full and Frank Warren stepped out on stage to an audience screaming and clapping. He welcomed everyone to PostSecret with blank postcards and the question, “Are we keeping secrets? Or are they keeping us?”
On Monday Jan. 19, Royce Hall hosted Vietnamese Student Union’s Culture Night called “Fight to Keep” to a sold-out audience. In remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, this cultural production followed a family’s journey through separation and the destruction of their home.
Much too often, Asian Americans are underrepresented in American media, especially in the music industry. Picture the non-threatening package of a happy Asian male that is often reinforced in films and popular culture. PSY is the hilarious and perfect example of this construct.
Last Saturday, October 26, the James Bridges Theater of UCLA screened The Laundromat, an award-winning documentary on the stigma of mental health problems and its silence within Asian American cultures. Vanessa Yee, graduate from UCLA with a MFA in Production and Directing, started the film project four years ago. The documentary follows the personal stories of her friends…