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#143 Managing Restaurants (ft. Professor Chen)

Posted July 20th, 2015 by Peter · No Comments

This week, SAPL is extremely excited to feature UCI Professor Yong Chen, who is the star of an upcoming episode of “California Matters with Mark Bittman” on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (CA Food Matters). Professor Chen is the author of “Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America,” which details the rise of [...]











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#139 – Thinking They Know Best

Posted January 16th, 2013 by Peter · 4 Comments

It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m excited to be writing again! This week’s post is about Asians “Thinking They Know Best,” something I’ve seen a great deal in my 4.5 years at Berkeley and 22 years on earth. I’ve seen it with family members, colleagues, and co-workers; so here’s a little [...]

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Happy Lunar New Year 2012!

Posted January 24th, 2012 by Peter · 6 Comments

Today marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated by nearly a fifth of the world’s population. Family members gather, connect, exchange red envelopes, and play lottery games in Vietnam. In China, people customarily prepare by buying new clothes and cleaning their homes (to ward away bad spirits). Let’s not forget [...]

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#138 White Names

Posted December 29th, 2011 by Peter · 28 Comments

Linda says: “Asian people like plain, white people names. I typed in David into Facebook and 5 out of 6 Davids were Asian. And who doesn’t know a Jenny Wu?” Nowadays, it’s not all that uncommon to see Asians with stereotypical “white” names. This is due many Asians taking part in American culture as well [...]

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