By Elaine Dunn | January 2022

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It took three decades from legislation being introduced in Congress to the completed African American museum opening its doors to the public on the National Mall in Wash., D.C.

So Asian American leaders who are pushing for an Asian American museum know not to expect miracles overnight!

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Chinese New Year.  Spring Festival.  Lunar New Year.  Whatever you choose to call it, it is China’s most important annual celebration and is celebrated for 15 days. This year, Feb. 1 will herald in the Year of the Tiger.


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By Elaine Dunn, April 2021

For this writer, memories of growing up in Hong Kong in the ‘60s consist of much fun, freedom and feckless activities.  This was a decade when Hong Kong grew in wealth and population at an unprecedented rate.  Still, back then, probably most HK citizens knew things would be quite different when the territorial lease from China is up and the British colony goes back to China. 

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By Elaine Dunn, April 2021

On March 20, the Chinese National Cultural Heritage Administration released important archaeological findings from the 3,000-year-old Sanxingdui archaeological site.  It said the artifacts could provide new insights on the ancient Shu (1250-1100 B.C.state, now part of Sichuan Province, in southwest China.  

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By Elaine Dunn, February 2021



Typical couplets pasted on doorway for Chinese New Year

     Feb. 12 will be start of the Year of the Ox, which, according to Chinese tradition, is a symbol for wealth.  So … here are a few tips on how to ring the year in the Chinese way.

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