Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween week in Japan

Frankenstein, wicked witches, Superman, Batman and all the other imaginary figures will appear in different cities and even countries on one night: All Hallow’s Evening. Halloween may be a Christian festival and considered having pagan roots, with the growth of technologies … Continue reading

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UI Asian courses

Last week we have talked about most of the Asian student organizations/governments at the University of Iowa and most of them aim at helping local students to understand more about different Asian cultures and communities. I thought today we will … Continue reading

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How to make a Chinese Hot-Pot

“Hot-pot” is one of the significant Asian food. Although it has different names in different countries (It’s called Hot-pot in China and Xiabu Xiabu is its Japanese name), the basic elements of Hot-pot carry on through different regions. Westerners may … Continue reading

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UI Asian Student Organizations

Earlier we have talked about the growing interests in Asian culture and community here at the United States. As a college town, Iowa City has gathered a lot of international students and the interaction between the West and the East … Continue reading

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Japanese Conversational Hour

Zhihao Qin is a second-year Japanese student at the University of Iowa and he is one of the members who participated the newly-formed Japanese Conversational Hour on Sunday, Oct. 7. “I’m going to this JACC event because I love Japanese. … Continue reading

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Where the West meets the East

I’ve spent weeks trying to demonstrate the rapidly-increasing number of Asian population in Iowa area with charts and video. This is a growth that we can ignore and I always feel like maybe it’s not enough yet. If the charts … Continue reading

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Meet the black eyes in Iowa City

I’ve talked about the geographic statistics of all the Asians living/studying in Iowa City by showing you different charts. From what we’ve seen, there’s a large Chinese population and culture in Iowa City. Of course, if you know enough about … Continue reading

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Asian Culture swiping Iowa City

    As the growth of Asian/Asian American community in the United States; certain areas in the nation have paid more attentions to this group than others due to the crowd of these people of color. America has been a … Continue reading

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Coverage of Asians in media

Even though the size of the Asian community has been growing rapidly in the United States; it is undoubtedly still covered as one of the minority community in the media. There are still many stereotypes about Asians such as “Asians don’t know … Continue reading

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