By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Observations From The New Gold Mountain,” the new exhibit at the Kirkland Arts Center, contrasts the work of celebrated Chinese painter Lu Yansheng with works from local Chinese American artists. The idea was conceived by curator Cheryll Leo-Gwin.
COMMENTARY: A Shadow of the Past: the Chinese experience in Walla Walla
By Art Chin For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is an edited version of a much larger work by author Art Chin. It was edited to fit in the space allotted. The early history of the Chinese in the Walla Walla region may be explained by the forces of historical geography intertwined with economic […]
Urban U.S. Chinatowns shrink back as Asians head to the suburbs
By Hope Yen and Ben Nuckols The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s historic Chinatowns, home for a century to immigrants seeking social support and refuge from racism, are fading as rising living costs, jobs elsewhere, and a desire for wider spaces lure Asian Americans more than ever to the suburbs.
Blog: A gift to reconnect with the Asian community
Wells Fargo Bank is not the first big bank to open in the International District, but it does have a strong connection with the Asian community, which began during the Gold Rush.
Editorial: APA Month should be a wake up call for Asians
Many think that Asian American history is only 200 years old, putting first the Chinese immigrants who arrived in 1820 to be menial laborers or miners in the Gold Rush.
16 historical events that have shaped U.S.–China relations
1784: First representatives of the United States land in China
After anchoring in Guangzhou (Canton), the Empress of China became the first ever American vessel to sail from the United States to China.
Editorial: California says sorry to Chinese Americans, country to follow suit?
On July 17, California formally apologized to Chinese Americans for racist laws that were enacted starting with the Gold Rush period in the mid-19th century. According to a recent TIME magazine story, the racist laws, some of which were not repealed until the 1940s, prevented Chinese Americans from owning property, marrying whites, working in the public sector, or testifying against whites in courts.