Ken Liu and Wesley Chu at the KGB Bar

                It’s the start of April.  Approximately three months since I posted my resolutions for the New Year.  I can safely say I managed three out of five resolutions.  Not perfect, but not bad either.  The resolutions I managed were numbers 3, 4, and 5.  As you can see from my progress bar, I’ve edited […]

Nine Facts About Asian Americans: Courtesy 2010 US Census

Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the United States, 46%. 57%. of Hawaii is Asian American. 1 in 8 people in New York City is Asian American. After Spanish, Chinese is the most spoken non-English language in the United States. 17.3 million Asian Americans live in the United States.  We are 5.6% of […]

The William F. Wu Collection at NYU

So I was perusing Publisher’s Weekly when I came across a notice about an exhibit on Asian American images in U.S. Comics.  On display is the  William F. Wu Collection at New York University’s Bobst Library.  Sponsoring the exhibit is NYU’s Fale Library and Special Collections and NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute.  Opening reception has already passed, […]

Minorities in Fiction

In January a friend of mine and I co-taught a workshop on writing minorities in fiction.  It was an interesting and rewarding experience.  The students were engaged and seemed to find the workshop helpful. My friend Rachael primarily tackled the issue of focusing on the character as an individual.  I tackled the issue of cultural […]

Asian American Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers

This is a general list of Asian writer’s I’ve read who have written science fiction or fantasy, although it should be noted that this is not necessarily their main focus of writing. Ted Chiang Kazuo Ishiguro Haruki Murakami Amy Tan Writers whom I’ve read that didn’t write science fiction (that I know of) are: Iris […]