“Not A Chinaman’s Chance”: The Modern Day Yellow Peril

(7 min read) How does a pen become a knife? On June 14th, the King's County Sheriff's Office received several panicked 911 calls insisting that a man with a knife was threatening people. One resident was so fearful that he fired a "warning shot" from his personal handgun, then retreated into his home. Eyewitnesses would later…

As An Asian American Man

(7 min read) By Albert Joon-Ho Hur ProAsian Voice launched the #AsianLove campaign to normalize Asians loving ourselves and each other on an international stage. Its success shows that internalized racism is going out of style. But as we make progress, those who resist it start feeling anxious. I heard today that Celeste Ng, who said…

To All the (Asian) Boys I’ve Loved Before: #AsianLove, and Why Representation Matters

(14 min read) When I was in my teens, one of my favorite films to watch was The Forbidden Kingdom, a Chinese-American film produced in 2008. Starring Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Collin Chou, Liu Yifei, and Li Bingbing, it was a film seemingly gift-wrapped for me. It featured two of my favorite actors—Jackie Chan and…