Race Relations

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What's in A Name? A Vietnamese Immigrant's Perspective

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam , Apr 16, 2013

Many immigrants change names when they come to the US but some don't. Andrew Lam thinks it's a good mental challenge to keep many names and manage them.

Journalist Andrew Lam on Indiana Public Media

Indiana Public Media, Q&A, Gena Asher, Aug 24, 2012

Andrew Lam is a journalist, commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, and an editor with New America Media, a national collaboration of 2,000 ethnic news organizations. His essays have appeared in dozens of newspapers including the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Chinese Culture and the Politics of 'Kung Fu Panda'

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Jun 15, 2011

In the age of globalization, there’s a caveat that often rings true: “You know your culture is a big hit when somebody else is trying to sell it back to you!” Nowhere is this more obvious than the example of the run away box office smash, Kung Fu Panda, and its sequel. A wildly successful animation produced by Steven Spielberg in 2008 about a panda who wants to learn kung fu and his bumbling way toward greatness, the movie became the biggest box office hit in China’s history.

Afghanistan Can't Wash Away Vietnam

New America Media, Video - Blog, Steven Chiem, May 30, 2011

Andrew Lam reads his essay, "Afghanistan Can't Wash Away Vietnam" from "New California Writing" - an anthology of writing about California and by Californian Writers.

Andrew Lam reading from East Eats West

New America Media, Reading, Andrew Lam, Mar 27, 2011


Letter from Fukushima: A Vietnamese-Japanese Police Officer’s Account

New America Media, First Person, Ha Minh Thanh, Mar 19, 2011


Radio Interview: Andrew Lam on Culture East Eats West

Michael Krasny KQED interview of Andrew Lam, author of East Eats West, Radio Interview, Michael Krasny, Mar 07, 2011

Andrew Lam, editor of New America Media and author of "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres," and "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora," winner of the Pen American Award

Whatever Happens in California Never Stays In California

New America Media, Video - Blog, Andrew Lam, Dec 19, 2010

Andrew Lam, author of East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres gave a talk on diversity in california at University of Hawaii and how the rest of the world will follow suit.

New America Now: When East and West Collide Over the Kitchen Table

New America Media, Q&A, Andrew Lam, Dec 14, 2010


East and West Meet and Greet

Read All Day, Review, Nina Sankovitch, Dec 13, 2010


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