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In the past few years, there have been more calls for diversity in Hollywood. For the last two years, #OscarsSoWhite trended around the Internet after people of color were completely shut out of the acting categories and most of the categories altogether at the Oscars. But the lack of diversity in Hollywood is not limited to big budget silver screen films. A far more daily reminder of the lack of diversity in Hollywood plays out on the small screen. This is slowly changing, though. There are several TV shows out there right now that feature Chinese actors. In order to …
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An ad by cosmetics company SK-II recently went viral in China. The ad tackles the topic of “leftover women,” women in China who are not married by age 25. Watch the ad below. The ad has had millions of views and has sparked debate and discussion around the country. Some people believe the ad is empowering. Some think it is pandering. Personally, I think the ad is daring not only because it empowers women, but because it directly undermines the Chinese government. The derogatory term “leftover women” (剩女; shèngnǚ;) was coined over a decade ago by the All-China Women’s Association, …
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The following was originally published in the Shenzhen Daily.  One day, your parents are gone. Your home is gone. You don’t know where you are. You are in a new, strange place. There are other people around you who seem nice, but they are not your parents. There are other children in this place. You cry and cry and wait and wait, but Mommy and Daddy never come back. Sometimes the other children disappear from this new place. Sometimes the caretakers leave and new ones arrive. You have trouble trusting or bonding with anyone because you never know if they …
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Hard to believe the Crazy Dumplings II Kickstarter campaign is almost over! There are only 4 days left for you to back Crazy Dumplings II and get some great backer rewards. So if you haven’t backed us already, what are you waiting for? If you back, you’ll get a Thank You from me (along with a really awesome cookbook!) just like all these awesome people: Heather Morgan, Kathleen Young Tejeda, Brendan Clougherty, Richard Telford, Erin Foster, João Paulo Bonatelli, Julia Jimenez, McCloud!, Joschka Schaffner, Jolene Schleicher, Florian Schupp, David Krouse, Holly Brown BSc Hons, SKDouglass, Alvin Vincent Leung, Shaunda L …
Chinese New Year Blog Hop 2
I’m very excited to be hosting a Blog Hop to celebrate Chinese New Year! Please be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop listed at the bottom of this post. There are many things to love about Chinese New Year, the red lanterns, the happy wishes, the Guangdong flower markets, the temple fairs. But what do I love most of all? The dumplings! Did you know it is tradition to eat dumplings on Chinese New Year? There are two reasons why Chinese people eat dumplings, jiaozi, for the New Year. Some people believe that dumplings were invented by …
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When I read this, I thought it must have been an Onion article, but apparently not. Bill Gates recently sold the rights to countless images, including dozens of images from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre to a Chinese company, Visual China Group. “The transaction strengthens our dominant position in China’s image industry, enhances our core competence in the global high-end image market, and marks a significant milestone on our journey of globalization,” said Amy Jun Liang, CEO of Visual China Group. But what does this actually mean for the images and their use? Will the images become harder …
fully funded!
We had such an amazing second week on Kickstarter! We passed 200% funded and we are now sitting at over $7,000 raised! The best part is that means I have presold almost 300 copies of Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger! That is so amazing and really means a lot to me as a writer. I have to first thank all of our new backers! Keith Stattenfield, Jay Towslee, Susan Livingston, Marc7454, Maji, Jupiter Linger, Dakota Lambert, Sheldon Radcliff, Michael Salter, Daniel Einschlag, Kristie Macris, Jacob Philip Gordon Burke, Robyn Doig, Joseph Seliga, Theresa Tang, Bonnie Ward, Dimitri van Dijk, William …
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Thank you Timo from Crazy Chinese Family for this nomination. Be sure to check out his blog. Here are the rules of the Blogger Recognition Award: Rule 1: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Rule 2: Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! Rule 3: Attach the award to your post. Rule 4: Nominate fifteen other bloggers, excluding yourself and the person who nominated you. Rule 5: Write a …
fully funded!
Hi everyone! Today I want to share a really yummy dumpling recipe with you! I already shared this with my backers on Kickstarter, so if you want to get a hundred more dumpling recipes, be sure to check out the campaign! You can find the dumpling wrapper recipe here. This flavorful recipe is sweet with a kick of pepper. Sure to be your new favorite! Sweet and Spicy Salmon Dumplings This recipe says you can use cooked salmon (maybe from a leftover meal at home or from a restaurant), but you can also used fresh salmon. The dumplings will get …
fully funded!
Crazy Dumplings II had an awesome first week on Kickstarter! We reached our goal in less than 5 days, and then blew past it, raising 150% of our goal in just 7 days! We have over 170 backers and were named as a Staff Pick! If anyone has done a Kickstarter before, you know how important being a Staff Pick can be. Over 40 of our backers found us after checking out the Staff Pick pages. We had A LOT of returning backers, which is so amazing! That means not only did they like the first Crazy Dumplings cookbook, they …
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