Frank Shyong is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times writing about diversity and diaspora in Los Angeles. He grew up south of Nashville, Tenn., and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to study economics at UCLA. He joined The Times in 2012 and previously reported on the San Gabriel Valley, Chinese immigration to the Southland and the Asian American community.
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“Liquor Store Dreams,” a documentary by So Yun Um, depicts a generation of Korean Americans looking beyond the riots.
Garment industry workers need protections. Jeopardizing the garment industry puts affordability in Los Angeles at risk.
Suehiro Cafe in downtown L.A.’s Little Tokyo is the latest legacy business falling to rail development and gentrification.
The conflict between the U.S. and China over Taiwan’s sovereignty is political theater with drastic consequences.
Column: Racial politics, attorney advertising and cultural communication in San Gabriel Valley
Chinese and white attorneys navigate cultural communication in the San Gabriel Valley — a fraught and changing landscape.
An unlikely artist at a Hollywood body shop channels the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian with a functional mosaic that keeps the needles out of the driveway.
Columnist Frank Shyong first visited Focus Plaza as a seventh-grader with his family. He sees the mall’s renovation as a symbol of Southern California’s changing Chinese population.
The aftermath of shootings often shows us how politically insane our discourse has become
Why are we so quick to ascribe motives in mass shootings, such as the Lunar New Year attack in Monterey Park? Perhaps because, in a country riven with gun violence, so many feel under attack.
Column: Stop attacking activists — political change at City Hall wouldn’t exist without them
Confrontational, disruptive protest brought Los Angeles this moment of political change.
Global protests, local ramifications: Why protests in China, Iran and India resonate here
Attention and sympathetic responses from multi-national Los Angeles can amplify cries for justice in distant nations, and act as a buffer against censorship.