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Articles by Chi Tung

Blogging at VC: Day 4

The relationship between Asian American artist and Asian American critic is more complicated -- and necessary -- than you might think. Day four of our VC blog attempts to explain how and why.
Published on: 5/11/2006
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SFIAAFF Interview with Julia Kwan: My So-Called Life

Julia Kwan has been setting the film festival circuit ablaze with her feature-length debut "Eve and the Fire Horse." APA spoke to her about the issue of authenticity, both cultural and emotional, as well as the concept of "universal specificity."
Published on: 3/30/2006
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The Song that never stops giving

What University High School's performance of "Flower Drum Song" lacks in polish it makes up for with multicultural verve and the warm glow of camaraderie.
Published on: 2/23/2006
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One for all, and all for one: The Japan Center's Graduate Student Symposium

The Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies faces its share of challenges. Not least of all the question of how to do so much in such little time.
Published on: 2/20/2006
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Shanghai Dreams

Dave Liang's Shanghai Restoration Project combines traditional Chinese elements with electronic and jazz elements.
Published on: 2/9/2006
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True Lies: An Interview with Forbidden Warrior's Glen Hartford

Before Chen Kaige's The Promise, there was Forbidden Warrior. Except with a smaller budget, more Asian-American faces, and some even murkier historical waters. Screenwriter Glen Hartford explains.
Published on: 1/26/2006
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Geishas Gone Wild

There are few things worse than seeing your favorite Asian men and women be subjected to the drone of the Hollywood factory. Actually, there are at least ten. APA counts down the reasons why Memoirs of a Geisha is such an abysmal failure.
Published on: 12/22/2005
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Fortress: Ang Lee bends, but doesn't break under Tinseltown's iron fist

Ang Lee's latest triumph, the heartwrenching Brokeback Mountain, might very well be the coming-out party that Hollywood's dreaded for so long. Or is it?
Published on: 12/8/2005
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Welcome to the IUC Japan

Sometimes, language instruction at your home institution isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Which is where the IUC comes in...
Published on: 12/1/2005
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The Unbearable Lightness of being Black: An Interview with Irwin Tang

Writer, journalist, and activist Irwin Tang knows what it's like to live in fear. He also has no problem parading his sexuality. What do the two have to do with one another? The answer might surprise you.
Published on: 11/3/2005
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