Wednesday, November 30, 2011

YouTube Video Quality

With today's modern technology, many households have affordable access to high quality cameras. Would you watch an entire upload on YouTube with low video quality? (e.g. grainy picture and/or poor sound) If so, what would the video have to possess in order to keep your interest?

Monday, November 28, 2011


As we watched Peter Chao, we found his accent to be appealing and captured the attention of his audience.. His points are about family, himself, politics, other videos on youtube.. almost anything of controversy. We are trying to find his portrayal of asian americans/ asian canadians.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Youtube Group Assignment

My group chose Wong Fu Productions.
What I find interesting about Wong Fu Productions is that they create many different types of videos from different genres instead of only focusing on one genre.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Youtube Channel

For our youtube channel, my group chose Peter Chao's channel.

What I found interesting was that for every video, he used a very asian/chinese accent. It seemed like he tried to do every chinese stereotype in most of his videos as well.


If you have noticed, Asians are hardly portrayed in the media other than as their stereotypical counterparts. Examples to illustrate this point:
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - Although it was set in Japan and there were a number of Japanese extras, the main character was a white man, and the Japanese characters were viewed in a semi-stereotypical light.
The Ninja Assassin and Rush Hour movies: Although there is an Asian man as the main character, they are seen in the same light everyone knows them to be - karate/kung fu fighters and ninjas.
Why is it like that? How do we change it?

L.A. Riots

How did the L.A. riots change the face of the city? Did it have impact ont he United States as a whole?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Essay Question

Why is homosexuality in the Philippines so common as opposed to other countries?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Essay Question

Why there were many Chinese people move to the US 1901 -1904 ?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Essay question

How assimilation, preservation, and transformation affect culture and traditions??

Modern Korean Entertainment

From Kate:

How has the modern entertainment business helped the Korean economy and what does the elder generation think about the new take on the entertainment industry?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Should people be deported???

If you were involved in policy-making in the Department of immigration, What program would you design to help those undocumented immigrant?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Essay Question

What were some of the hardships Chinese faced while immigrating to the US and when arriving?
How did the Japanese-Americans cope with the change of treatment from others during World War II?

Monday, November 7, 2011

What are some ways the Japanese-Americans dealt with discrimination in the US before/during/after the internment camps?

Essay Question

What kind of injustice/discrimination did Japanese-Americans face before, during, and after internment?