Stephen Sumida, professor of American ethnic studies, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies, which honors an individual’s contribution to the advancement of Asian American studies. Sumida earned his Ph.D. in English in 1982 from the University of Washington. He committed to Asian American literary studies in 1975, when […]
Beacon Hill International School principal to become Executive Director of Southeast Schools
Kelly Aramaki, 37, currently the principal of Beacon Hill International School, will become the Executive Director of Schools for the Southeast Region, Superintendent José Banda announced in a statement June 3.
Bollywood Showcase presented at Northwest Folklife
The Northwest Folklife Festival featured a Bollywood Showcase on May 24, presenting 15 performances from five different dance groups. Included in the program were performances by Seattle-based The Bollywood Project, Bollywood Seattle Performers, Bellevue-based Nalini and the Blue Lotus, Seattle-based Chamma Chamma Dance School, and Rhythms of India. (end)
Conrad Lee files for Bellevue City Council, holds fundraisers
Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee filed to run for Bellevue City Council–Position 2, his current council seat, the week of May 13. He held his first fundraiser on May 29, and, according to filings with the state of Washington, has raised $15,875.
Betty Patu kicks off Seattle School Board reelection campaign
Betty Patu hosted her reelection kickoff event for her Seattle School Board campaign on May 30 at the Royal Room in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle. She is running unopposed for the School Board’s District 7 seat. Patu was first elected to the school board in 2009, following 32 years working in the Seattle […]
Chinese teen defaces temples, sparks outcry
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese teenager who defaced an ancient temple in Egypt with graffiti has come under fire at home where his vandalism prompted public fretting about how to cultivate a good image overseas as more newly affluent Chinese travel abroad.
Vietnamese police break up anti-China protest
By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police detained about 15 anti-China protesters June 2 during a march in the Vietnamese capital that showed the domestic pressure the government faces when dealing with Beijing’s muscular approach to territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Hagel mixes business, memories in Asia trip
By Lolita C. Baldor The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Forty-five years ago, as the Vietnam war raged on, Army Spc. Chuck Hagel and Nguyen Tan Dung were on opposite sides of combat serving in the Mekong Delta — both wounded more than once as they battled for their countries.
NKorean farmers can make profit growing food for first time
By Staff The Associated Press HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers knee deep in muddy paddies across the country have a new incentive during this year’s crucial rice planting season: possible bonuses that are part of an economic shift echoing ally China’s steps three decades ago toward embracing capitalism.
Chinese-American scientist released from China after 5 years
By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When he was finally able to leave China after being kept there for nearly five years over a dispute with a business rival, Chinese-American scientist Hu Zhicheng got out so fast that his wife didn’t have time to meet him at the airport.