Where did All the Asians Go?: A Future with No Asians in Blade Runner and Her

“I love Asian fusion!” When Joaquin Pheonix’s character Theodore shouts these words to his date, played by Olivia Wilde, in the critically acclaimed 2015 film Her, they are not meant to be particularly illuminating in any way. Rather, the words are meant to be trivial chatter that Theodore shares with his date as a part of the dating game; he will ultimately betray his fear of commitment to her later that night, and Olivia Wilde’s character leaves him, never appearing again after her ten minute cameo. But whatever Spike Jonze meant…

Reflections of SERCAAL

Sometimes I just need a space where I can be as Asian as I want to be. So when I had the opportunity to go to the South East Regional Conference for Asian American Leaders in Atlanta, I thought why not? I didn’t expect much (except maybe to find people who love Korean Dramas as much as I do or a really cute desi guy…) I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did I meet tons of other Asian American activists, I had great conversations with people who cared about these…

Melissa McKinney

Hi guys, I’m Melissa. I’m a junior, history major at Davidson College. I grew up in Marietta, GA. This website is basically to share information and thoughts about Asian Americans in various disciplines through different media platforms. I was really interested in helping out with the website because I wanted to learn more about Asian Americans throughout history and culture, and thought this would be a great opportunity for me to explore that interest. And I wanted to help set up something for future students to explore any interests they…

Watch Movie Online La La Land (2016) subtitle english

La La Land (2016) HD Director : Damien Chazelle. Writer : Damien Chazelle. Producer : Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt. Release : September 12, 2016 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Marc Platt Productions, Gilbert Films, Black Label Media, Impostor Pictures. Language : English. Runtime : 95 min. Genre : Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance. Movie ‘La La Land’ was released in September 12, 2016 in genre Comedy. Damien Chazelle was directed this movie and starring by Ryan Gosling. This movie tell story about Mia, an aspiring…

Helen Mun

Hello everyone, and welcome to ExpectAsian. My name is Helen, and I’m a Korean-American student at Davidson College who has mostly grown up in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’ve never seen my identity as an Asian-American woman reflected in history textbooks, literature, nor any other part of my educational curricula, and that bluehost is why I am taking this independent studies course. I am eager to learn about the impact of the growing and diverse Asian American population throughout American history and in the contemporary world, and I am also hoping…

An Ha

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I’ve never actually experienced being a minority until I came to Davidson where there was only one other Vietnamese American in my year (shout out to Kaylie). Over these past few years, I’ve learned a phentermine weight loss lot, but even more importantly, I’ve learned I don’t know a lot. Though Davidson doesn’t offer classes such as this one yet, Davidson has showed me the skills I need to research and learn independently, which brings me to this class.

Blurring Identities

http://expectasian.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Asian-Americans-Abroad.wav A podcast by Kaylie and Melissa on Asian American identity while studying abroad in Madagascar and China (Feat. Helen Mun)LA 92 2017 live streaming film YouTube Video Off the Great Wall – “The Asian Identity Crisis” Sound Effects from www.freesound.org  Music Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Rhodesia by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100192…

What you should know about Peter Liang & Daniel Holtzclaw

If you know of these two names, then you know that they were involved very different situations. However, both were cops, and both have been convicted for horrible crimes against black victims. Both are Asian Americans. For those who don’t know these two men, here are some updates you should know with hyperlinks for the full story. On November 20th, 2014 in New York City, former officer Peter Liang opened fire on a staircase, and the bullet ricochet and fatally hit Akai Gurley, a 28 year black man. He was “found guilty of official misconduct…

Two Worlds, One Family

I didn’t grow up with apes or completely isolated by society by any means, but I did grow up with a white dad, a Taiwanese mom, and three brothers who were half-white, half-Taiwanese. I am none of these things.   When I was three, I was adopted from China. It’s rarely something that I like to open with even though it’s probably one of my most defining or at the very least more interesting aspects of my life. As I was growing up though, I avoided it as much as…