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Sometimes when Kathleen Dang is at home by herself, she hears a strange and eerily disturbing sound — silence.

“When there’s so few people at home, it’s really weird,” she says, laughing. “I feel creeped out because there’s no one else...

Lisa Wong Macabasco | Wed, Jan 23rd- 11:47pm | family, multi-generational homes, Exposure, Issue 25: Generation - Spring 2012, Photography

Artist and writer Jee-Shaun Wang thinks about what gets lost when the home language goes.

 

Jee-Shaun Wang | Wed, Apr 4th- 3:20pm | family, Language, Culture

Seriously, does this post even need a teaser?

Vy Ta | Mon, Apr 2nd- 6:36pm | family, generations, Culture, Diaspora

Forced piano lessons: a running joke in Asian America, calling to mind women named Amy (Tan, Chua...). Sam goes beyond the cliches to define the significance of piano in her childhood home.

 

Ask a Model Min... | Sun, Jul 1st- 2:30pm | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, overachievement, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Parenthood

Melanie Tom reflects on how meeting other members of the Chinese diaspora gave her new meaning to the lunar new year holiday. 

Melanie Tom | Thu, Jan 26th- 9:26am | chinese diaspora, chinese new year, family, lunar new year, Culture

A distasteful video denouncing GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman for his connections with China and his relationship with his two adopted daughters has made waves.

Kevin Lee | Mon, Jan 9th- 8:34pm | 2012 presidential campaign, China, family, Jon Huntsman, Politics, president, News & Politics

My family was rocked by the loss of my cousin, Carl Allen Peralta, on September 11. For the past ten years, I've struggled to keep his memory alive respectfully, while arguing with my family about the political consequences of 9/11.

Theresa Celebra... | Sun, Sep 11th- 8:17pm | 9/11, family, september 11, Politics

Conversations between cousins, about music, writing, and the family we share.

Priyanka Mantha | Fri, Sep 2nd- 11:04am | Anita Aysola, Blogger Column, Diaspora, family, Music, Diaspora, Music

Being the son of a Hardass Asian Dad is as hard as you think it would be. A moving post from AAMMS' first male guest writer.

 

Ask a Model Min... | Tue, Jul 26th- 1:35pm | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, Social Issues, Ask a Model Minority Suicide

It’s perfectly normal to meet several therapists before deciding on one with whom you feel a good rapport. As with dating, “that didn’t suck” is not a high enough bar.

Ask a Model Min... | Sun, Jul 1st- 2:32pm | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

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