Links I Like

All I knew about my paternal great-grandfather Chen Jiangong was that he was “the famous mathematician,” and usually proceeded with a sigh that no one else in the family inherited any of his predilection towards math. I never thought to Google him until now–here’s his wiki page!

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Her project confronts a shift in attitudes toward sexuality in China, which Ms. Kikuchi says is more open now than it was in 2005, when she began. Her project attempts to illustrate movement from what she calls a “dark time” toward the personal freedom she sees today.

After decades of inching toward center stage, Asian-American theater actors are facing something that they’ve rarely enjoyed in New York: demand.

Ultimately, the emoji I most anticipated are the ones that aren’t here. There are 250 new emoji today, and still few representations of people of color. That’s right: Other than a few stereotypical pictograms, all the current humans of the emojiland are white or a cartoonish yellow.

I also believed life was supposed to be miserable — because hard work is miserable. Had my parents and immigrant grandparents not worked through their misery, I wouldn’t have the opportunities that I do today. Passing that legacy of misery onto your kids — that guilt we carry is what makes us work harder. Bucking up and moving forward through that misery without complaining — this is the Chinese way. Isn’t it?

I am sick of being expected to tell nosey, white men where I’m from. At this point it’s old hat to bitch about people asking this question, but this one’s the best, because Power Rangers.

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