A pair of portraits: one intricately embroidered, the other splashed with bold colors. Explorations of the self, typeset introductions in Pan-Asian languages, and history lessons on countries of origin. The artwork and writing of our April series deeply recognize our backgrounds in Asia as members of the diaspora community, and draw upon it as a source of pride.
The painting Proud to Be Asian by Eason Tang splashes us with a glowing, colorful visual introduction to its proud subject.
The essay "Proud to Be an Asian American" by Alan Ban recounts some of the author's personal favorite things about the continent of Asia.
The essay "I am Proud to Be Asian" by Brendon Wang takes a deep dive into the inventions, holidays, and historical dynasties of Ancient China.
The artwork Unique by Kevin Ni uses a standout format to deliver a poignant portrait of a young Chinese man.
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The contributing editors for this issue are Victor Xia and Kailani Ye. We'd like to thank our adult advisors, Yan Han and Shirley Tong, as well as the Emerald Parents Board, for their continued support.