By Callie Chinn SPECIAL TO THE NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Out of only six U.S. cities, renowned author Amy Tan visited Seattle on Oct. 25 to discuss her latest work, Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir. The book made The New York Times bestseller list in just one week after its release. I had just […]
By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly On the evening of Dec. 5, enthusiastic readers of all ages, clad in coats and scarves, attended a reading by bestselling author Amy Tan at the University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle.
Author Amy Tan will read from and sign copies of her new book, “The Valley of Amazement,” published by Harper, at a book signing at the University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, on Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Tan is on a book tour to promote her new book, which follows the intertwined fates […]
By Clair Phillips UW News Lab It may be hard for some to believe, but Amy Tan, famed author of “The Joy Luck Club,” belongs to a rock band and has made a guest appearance on the animated series “The Simpsons.” On Jan. 12, the distinguished author began her lecture at the University of Washington’s […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jan. 23 marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, and this year happens to be the Year of the Dragon. Occupying the fifth position in the Chinese Zodiac, the dragon is the mightiest of the signs.
Comedian Joe Wong grew up in the rural Jilin province in China during the 1980s. During this time, there was a comedy radio show named “Xiangsheng” (“Cross Talk”) that was popular.
Traffic along the teeming streets of Chinatown came to a standstill: death was parading by, heralded by the clear, sharp notes of a brass band. Women looked up from their grocery shopping; tourists pulled out their cameras.
Two significant events in Asian American media are currently pending. One is regarding the release of “Americanese,” a film adapted from Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees,” which will be released later this year. The other is a new novel by Amy Tan.
Filmed in Spokane, Wash., Wayne Wang’s new film “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers” marks the director’s return both to independent filmmaking and to telling stories about the Chinese experience in America.