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War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

Chicago painter and professor Laura Kina has been busy curating the multiracial Asian American experience in words, images, and video. Together with professor Wei Ming Dariotis, Kina has put together a multimedia exhibit at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience titled War Baby/Love Child that looks at the experience of mixed-race Asian […]

Raising Confident Hapa Kids

“Your kids are so beautiful!” “Is their father white?” “Look at that wavy hair.” “She has Chinky eyes.” Those are just a few of the comments parents of hapa kids hear everyday. The phrase hapa haole is Hawaiian slang meaning half-white. Nowadays, the term hapa is used by many Asian Americans as an affectionate term […]

Visible and Invisible Art Exhibit Focuses on Multiracial Japanese Americans

An exhibit at the Japanese American Nation Museum in Los Angeles is focusing on the history of mixed-race Asian Americans. Paintings, photographs, artifacts, prose and video are all included in the exhibit Visible and Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History. The artwork and interpretive information trace the history of immigration from Japan, while also chronicling […]

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