Superman Is An Asian American Man – Part 2

Part 2 of 2 (15 min read time) Personal Essay by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] TRUTH “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” — Proverbs 9:10 God said to Moses, “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” — Exodus 33:20 Death is real (as…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 5

Part 5 of 5 (12 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] ASIAN AMERICA AT THE END OF HISTORY “After the Duke had taken Romagna and had found it governed by powerless lords who had been more anxious to plunder their subjects than to govern them and had given them reason for…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 4

Part 4 of 5 (10 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME (CREAM), DOLLAR DOLLAR BILLS Y’ALL The same year that Pinochet and his Chicago gang were pulling off their miraculous heist in Chile, the world was hit by an oil crisis⁸¹.  Or rather, the imperialist nations…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 3

Part 3 of 5 (7 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] THE END OF THE GOLDEN AGE In 1973, the CIA helped General Augusto Pinochet violently overthrow the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende⁵⁶.  With the IMF, that loan shark pillar of the Anglo-American Order, they piloted a policy program known…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 2

Part 2 of 5 (8 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] THEN THEY CAME FOR EVERYONE ELSE… Immediately following World War 2, our Vietnamese brethren kicked out the French imperialists and their British collaborators in the First Indochina War²¹ (1946-1954), with the aid of Chinese forces sent by Mao.  In 1955, just…

The Asian American Century: A Brief Historiography of Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Creation of Modern Asian America in the 20th Century – Part 1

Part 1 of 5 (6 min read time) Written by Albert Joon-Ho Hur [Edited by J] “What, fundamentally, is colonization?  …The decisive actors here are the pirate, the wholesale grocer and the ship owner, the gold digger and the merchant, appetite and force, and behind them, the baleful projected shadow of a form of civilization which,…