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Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa “Violence is violence.” Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa has been working on helping the Asian women community to empower themselves and to stop various domestic violence. “Social, economic, and political self-determination of all … Continue reading

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Life of Discovery

Life of Discovery exchange program has brought 4 top Chinese authors to Chicago and Iowa City this year. Just ended on Friday Nov. 3rd, Chinese novelist and International Writing Profram alumnus Mo Yan who was announced the winnter of 2012 … Continue reading

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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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