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My Father’s Waterloo – Vietnam, Napoleon and Our Family Vacation
In his new book, “East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres” from Heyday Books, New America Media editor Andrew Lam recalls teenage memories of how his father, once a South Vietnamese general, drove his family all over Belgium to find Waterloo, where his hero, Napoleon, faced defeat.
“Tiger Mothers” Are Driven by U.S. Inequity, Not Chinese Culture
It was a peculiar feeling last week to lean on my unremarkable upbringing while Amy Chua’s parenting memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” became a national pseudo-controversy. I grew up the youngest of...
Cultural Tradition Traps Many Chinese Elder-Abuse Victims in U.S. (Part II)
Elder abuse, a growing but hidden problem for Chinese seniors in the United States, often originates when adult children here reject the tradition of filial piety. This is the second story of a two-part series.
Chinese Seniors in U.S. Fall Victim to Elder Abuse (Part I)
Elder abuse, a growing but hidden problem for Chinese seniors in the U.S., often originates when adult children here reject the tradition of filial piety. This is part I of a two-part series. Read part II in the following issue of the IE.
Renovator of Nippon Kan Theater Passes Away
Elizabeth Burke died December 25, 2010 in Ajijic Mexico — a village that she dearly loved. She was 78 years-old and is survived by her husband, Edward, following 59 years of happy marriage. Elizabeth...
GOP To America: Don’t Get Sick or Old
Did Tea Party politics get seniors to drink the Kool Aid on Nov. 2?
A Recipe For Disaster: School Food Bites
our youth writer shares her opinion regarding the on-going battle with unhealthy school cafeteria food.