This is the first in a series of ongoing video projects based on my personal family history, historical memory, Asia-Pacific postwar ethnography and the historical present. It is on my channel at YouTube.
One of the best Asian-American literary journals in the United States is The Kartika Review. The Spring 2012 issue was just released, with my first published poem entitled: For Kiyoko, Epitaph/Chikai published in the issue. It is a poem dedicated to my mother, who just passed away this past September.
South Korea has the somewhat dubious distinction of being the first known nation to allow adoption out of their country to other countries in an official manner from nation state to nation state. International Adoption out of Korea brings in between 15 to over 20 million dollars annually, according to … Continue Reading AUDIO DOCUMENTARY: Korean International Adoption Business
Hypodescent: The ordering of people along a hierarchy of color, is prevalent in almost every society today, solidified by nation-state structures of power and form. In the ordering of color, the term for the ordering of people from the top that is lightest in color (white), and gradually lower to … Continue Reading Colonial Theory: Race & Gender Hierarchy = Hypodescent
Demian Akhan, a former resident of the Elizabeth Saunders Home for Mixed Race Children in Japan, who now resides in New York, visits again and talks to the Japan Times interviewer. For article – CLICK HERE.
“What does it mean to be haunted by a history of division and destruction, then to migrate and become assimilated into a country that had an active role in creating and maintaining that division?”
“The Marginalization of Afro-Asians in East Asia: Globalization and the Creation of Subculture and Hybrid Identity” by Sierra Reicheneker from Global Tides: Pepperdine Journal of International Studies