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Nelson Lee Transforms Chi-Fu into The Chancellor

Nelson Lee Transforms Chi-Fu into The Chancellor

Nelson Lee keeps a low profile. Before “Mulan,” Lee appeared in the TV series “Blade” as Shen, the eponymous Marvel hero’s weaponsmith, and in “Claws” as Professor Benedict, a villain who becomes involved with a group of manicurists-turned-criminals. On the other...

Actor Chen Tang on Masculinity, “Mulan,” and the Military

Actor Chen Tang on Masculinity, “Mulan,” and the Military

The most recognizable Chinese legend in the U.S. has to be Mulan, a tale that has been retold many times. In the story of Mulan, originally a lyrical poem, a woman disguises herself as a man to take the place of her father in the Imperial Army to fight against...

Momona Tamada: Bringing Claudia Kishi and the Baby-Sitters Club to Life

Momona Tamada: Bringing Claudia Kishi and the Baby-Sitters Club to Life

Whether you’ve read the books or not, you’re probably familiar with the impact Claudia Kishi had on Asian Americans who grew up reading “The Baby-Sitters Club.” She’s been the subject of a short doc, a comic, a podcast episode, as well as a series of tongue-in-cheek...

“Asian Americans” on PBS: History Lesson and Ongoing Discussion

“Asian Americans” on PBS: History Lesson and Ongoing Discussion

With many of us sheltering-in-place or at risk in essential job functions, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month hits differently this year. The continued COVID-19 scapegoating (re)produces racial tensions across the United States, resulting in acts of violence, hate,...

“Little America”: The Series We Need for Our Anti-Immigrant Times

“Little America”: The Series We Need for Our Anti-Immigrant Times

In this fraught, xenophobic and racist time, in great part egged on by our current President, the series “Little America” (Apple TV+, 2020) is vital to counter the anti-immigrant narrative espoused by certain sections of our country. These heartfelt stories about...

“Parasite” Captures the Absurdities of Capitalism

“Parasite” Captures the Absurdities of Capitalism

According to USA Today, the last decade has seen some of the worst changes in economic inequality yet. It seems fitting that we wrapped up 2019 and began this decade with “Parasite,” the South Korean movie that zeroes in on the worst parts of living in late-stage...

Virginia Duan

Virginia Duan

Entertainment Editor

Virginia Duan is the Entertainment Editor for Mochi magazine and the Living Justice Editor for Diverging Magazine. You can find her work on various sites like Romper, Mom.com, Diverging Mag, and Mochi magazine. She hosts the Noona ARMY Podcast and founded BrAzn AZN, the only retreat for APIDA creatives. She chronicles her mishaps at https://mandarinmama.com.

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