As is inevitable with most major holidays, Thanksgiving Day’s historical and cultural roots (dating more than 350 years ago) have long been traded in for cross-cultural exposure and mass marketing in the United States. Though it may sound bad, it has its advantages.
Who is the real Pei-ti Tung? That is the question Mike Sabo and Dean Leong have been asking themselves since 2006, when they first found out that the woman they had forged a business relationship with was actually a convicted felon with a criminal background. She had several aliases and her family history didn’t tie together.
Maiko Winkler-Chin is the new executive director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Asian Studies from the University of Puget Sound, and she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of U.S.–China relations on Oct. 1, Northwest Asian Weekly staff asked people who have a foot (or even two feet) in China to project what they think the next 30 years will be like.
“I remember growing up in India — my grandpa would always speak of Michael Jackson as an embodiment of Western culture. When I started living in the States and he would visit us, he would joke about wanting to go to an MJ concert.