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Documentation and Post-Project Reflection

Monday, December 13th, 2010

This semester, I decided to focus on raising awareness about the effects of gentrification in Chinatown. I was attracted to this issue mainly because I personally have felt that the neighborhood itself has dramatically changed over the past two decades. After the September 11th attacks, I noticed a significant change in the demographic makeup of […]

“Unincorporated Territory” Poetry

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Imports and Exports Unincorporated Territory (See attachment)

Personification of the Korean Conflict (Dollar Man Blog)

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

The Southern man had done all he could to ease tensions between him and his Northern counterpart. There had been a long history of friction between them, but he never imagined that he would once again see the day he would have to resort to violence. He had always tried to negotiate, but he was […]

Goals for the Semester

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Within the next three weeks, I hope to get much of my project done. I am a little concerned as to what the final product will be because I have been having problems getting concrete information from some of my sources. I have already found alternative sources to contact, so I hope things will turn […]


Monday, November 8th, 2010

In the Style of Patricia Grace

Monday, November 8th, 2010

There is something to be said about foreigners and their misconceptions of Oriental culture. I have slanted eyes, a small nose, and a body that many obese Americans envy. My people are family-oriented, typically conservative and much more, yet the Western world believes that my life consists of nothing but chop suey. My ethnicity has […]

Project Update

Monday, November 8th, 2010

In regards to my project on the effects of gentrification on Chinatown and housing affordability, I’m currently debating whether I should present all my findings in a video presentation. I was hoping to format it similar to Shelly Silver’s short film “5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown” (For those of you who are unfamiliar […]

Short Poem

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

From the Perspective of a Chinese-American The narrative often focuses on the black and white Here they say that I am not like you I am of a different race I am not American There they say that I am just like you I am not of their race I am American What am I […]

Topic Proposal

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The topic I will focus on centers on the effects of gentrification in low-income neighborhoods. The prime example I intend to use will be Chinatown, a relatively sizable community that consists of two major groups of Chinese immigrants: the Cantonese and Fujianese populations. During the mid-1900s, Chinatown grew from a reasonably small Chinese neighborhood that […]

Resistance Literature

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The purpose of resistance literature is to express a particular sentiment against a colonizer or an aggressor (either directly or indirectly). It is a defiance of the culture that has been imposed on the colonized and often reflects a certain degree of nostalgia for the past – a past in which the colonized was not […]

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