Essays


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Chinese New Year celebrations are all about new beginnings and fresh starts. The new year is a time of hope and good luck. How one spends the first day of the new year is supposed to foretell how the rest of the year will go.




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Essay: Looking to Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Light the Way Forward

NBCNews.com-Jan 16, 2017
Every morning, the alarm clocks in our house start going off at 4:30 a.m. Then again at 5:30 a.m and again at 6:30 a.m. By 6:45, I start bargaining with myself. 

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Essay: In the 'Las Vegas of Asia,' Lessons in How Multiculturalism Makes Community
NBCNews.com-Jan 4, 2017
This fall, I went on a reporting trip to Macao, the first and last European colony in Asia, with a group of Chinese-American reporters.


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Essay: This Christmas, We'll Leave Santa Mochi and Dumplings
NBCNews.com-November 20, 2016
Essay: This Christmas, We'll Leave Santa Mochi and Dumplings ... Frances Kai-Hwa Wang's son, Little Brother, and Santa Claus love sriracha.

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Essay: The Day after Election Day, What Do I Tell My Son? - NBC ...
NBCNews.com Nov 10, 2016
I had been so looking forward to the day after Election Day so that I could begin writing my next essay about a return to kindness after this tumultuous election cycle had finally ended.

Essay: Vote — This Is Our Story, Too - NBC News
NBCNews.com Nov 7, 2016
I once had a friend who did not recycle because, he said, "I recycled enough in the '70s."

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Essay: Amongst Chaos, I Know That 'We All Belong Here'
NBCNews.com-Oct 19, 2016
A flood leads to thoughts on community, racist flyers, the elections, groping, and always in the end, art.


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Angry Asian American Parenting Guide - Angry Asian Man
Aug 22, 2016 - Guest Post by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for Angry Asian Man.

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Essay: Dancing Together, Seeking Strength and Solidarity Across ...

NBCNews.com-Jul 13, 2016
The Obon is a Japanese Buddhist festival to honor one's ancestors (similar to the Chinese hungry ghosts festival), ...




Jun 20, 2016 ... Essay: Finding the Courage to Cross the Street Again After Orlando ... Frances Kai-Hwa Wang's daughters, M and Hao Hao, with an American ...
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May 17, 2016 ... "As I tell my children, remember to always use your superpowers for good, never evil."
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Feb 8, 2016 ... Chinese Lunar New Year presentation and lion dance performance w Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan lion dance team at the Ann Arbor ...
www.nbcnews.com/news/.../essay-celebrating-chinese-new-year-far-home- family-n513751

Jan 18, 2016
www.nbcnews.com/.../essay-power-friendships-across-differences-n498856

Dec 30, 2015 
www.nbcnews.com/.../essay-standing-between-cultures-time-islamophobia- n485121


Nov 24, 2015 
www.nbcnews.com/.../essay-carrying-our-courage-immigrant-stories-refugee -stories-n467611

Nov 26, 2014 Frances Kai-Hwa Wang's Thanksgiving essay.
www.nbcnews.com/.../new-thanksgiving-tradition-born-familys-separation- n252971



for older essays, try searching for "Adventures in Multicultural Living Frances Kai-Hwa Wang"
Many can be found at ethnoblog.newamericamedia.org chicagoistheworld.org annarbor.com (now mlive.com) annarborobserver.com (now closed) 








I wrote a column, "Adventures in Multicultural Living" from 2009-2013 or 2014,
roughly, that started at Ann Arbor Chronicle and AnnArbor.com and was
syndicated across New America Media's Ethnoblog, Chicago is the World, and 
InCultureParent. You can find them there or 

for older essays, search "Adventures in Multicultural Living Frances Kai-Hwa Wang"
or "Frances Kai-Hwa Wang essay" or "Frances Kai-Hwa Wang" plus topic.

Many columns can be found at ethnoblog.newamericamedia.org,
chicagoistheworld.org, annarbor.com (now closed although some archived at 
mlive.com), annarborchronicle.com (now closed), RainbowKids.com (adoption). 
Some fun local content can be found at Ann Arbor Observer

Many even older essays were written for IMDiversity.com Asian American 
Village (closed and restarted, all archives gone, although some
can still be found in original format with the Way Back Machine). 


Finally, a prose poem that crosses some multimedia boundaries:
Dreams of the Diaspora multimedia artwork at Smithsonian APA Center.




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