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  • Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth

     Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth
    Previews of Amy Chua's forthcoming book, "The Triple Package" (co-written with husband Jed Rubenfeld), detonated a social media uproar among Asian Americans. Many were infuriated by the New York Post's report that Chua, the self-styled Tiger Mom, was identifying eight superior "cultural" groups in the United States: Jewish, Indian, Chinese, Iranian, Lebanese, Nigerian, Cuban and Mormon. For Asian Americans, the problem is about another Chua production that seems to perpetuate the "model minority" myth and, in particular, the notion that Asians are culturally — even genetically — endowed with the characteristics that enable them to succeed in American society.
  • In Jim Harrison's 'Brown Dog,' novellas trace the arc of a life

    In Jim Harrison's 'Brown Dog,' novellas trace the arc of a life
    Jim Harrison introduced the character Brown Dog in his 1990 book "The Woman Lit by Fireflies," a collection of novellas. The novella is a favored form of his — and of mine — and it seems ideally suited to the misadventures of this shambling...

    If you go: Nanjing, China

    THE BEST WAY TO NANJING, CHINA From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Nanjing is offered on Air China, China Eastern and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $950, including taxes and fees. I spent 14 days in China traveling...

    Shanghai Film Fest: Q&A with director Jean-Jacques Annaud

    Fifteen years ago, Jean-Jacques Annaud was demonized by the Chinese Communist Party for his film “Seven Years in Tibet.” A decade and a half on, the 68-year-old French director is being welcomed here with open arms. On Saturday, Annaud will...

    In China, L.A.'s Mayor Villaraigosa promotes language program

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in Beijing on Monday to promote his city as a location for Chinese businesses, talked about a program that will send L.A. students to China to study Mandarin.