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Zhu: “Subtle Asian traits” brings Asian immigrants together, but questions relationship with current Asian culture

Zhu: “Subtle Asian traits” brings Asian immigrants together, but questions relationship with current Asian culture
January 18, 2019

With the sudden rise of the “subtle Asian traits” phenomenon, the Asian immigrant community across the world has never felt more united. However, the development of the “subtle Asian” community...

Zhu: Education as a zero-sum game hurts collaboration

November 30, 2018

As competition among high school and college age students rises, the negative effects begin to show themselves as students start to enter the workforce. Too many students see education, and later their...

Zhu: Sacrificing personal identity for the sake of filial piety

November 9, 2018

With the holidays coming up fast, suddenly more and more questions arise regarding identity and how to define that outside of the home. One of the most significant is how to bridge the LGBT identity and...

Venom’s critical failure from an expectation of hypermasculinity

October 26, 2018

After seeing “Venom” and recommending it to everyone I know, the question I get back the most often is: “then why do the critics hate it?” It’s a good question, and the gap between audience rave...

Awkwafina, “Crazy Rich Asians” and minority misrepresentation

Awkwafina, “Crazy Rich Asians” and minority misrepresentation
August 24, 2018

Addendum: This article was written and published almost two years ago, and I wanted to attach something to the article now speaking to the views presented here. Thinking back, this piece could have been...

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