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Kissing historically

by Mara Lee

A couple of years ago, there was an outburst of protests in Canada, triggered by the design of the new hundred-dollar bill. On the bank note you see a woman leaning over a microscope, a depiction that is supposed to celebrate Canada’s medical innovations. 1,124 more words

Feminism

Preparation Part 4: My Job

As I sat down today, thinking about my weekly post, I realized that I haven’t really mentioned what it is that I’ll be doing in Hong Kong between traveling, hiking, and eating. 1,346 more words

Preparation

Preparation Part 3: Cantonese

Even before we knew we were going to Hong Kong, my boyfriend tried learning several different East Asian languages. He’s been fascinated by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean culture for far longer than I have. 1,067 more words

Preparation

Undisturbed Hunter-Gatherers Don't Have Near-Sightedness

…according to an article at Nutrition Research. That’s in stark contrast to the developed world. Asian Scientist reports that:

In certain developed parts of East Asia, nearsightedness is skyrocketing, with the prevalence of myopia now at an estimated 80 to 90 percent of the population. 417 more words

Paleo Theory

‘People have to know who you are’ - Between East and West

Wei Ming Kam Follow @weimingkam

“So, you’re Chinese, right?”

I’m 12 years old and sitting next to the only other British-born Chinese girl in my year. 880 more words

Art And Photography

Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Receives Rare East Asian Art

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has received nearly 700 pieces of rare East Asian artwork and a $12.5 million endowment from a former St. 116 more words

News

Prejudice, bias and convention: The problem for Equity and minority ethnic actors

by Paul Courtenay Hyu Follow @chineseelvis

Actors, like any other profession, benefit from a trade union, which represents them in matters relating to work.

The year I joined Equity, the actor’s trade union, in 1989, was the year that… 964 more words

TV And Film