Monday, October 16, 2017

Frank Chin Legacy Event!

When:

Thursday, November 2nd at 2:00PM-4:00PM

Where:

Multicultural Center, UCSB,
494 UCEN Rd,
Isla Vista, CA 93106

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Calvin McMillin

SCREENING of Frank Chin Legacy Video (trailer here)

SYMPOSIUM - “Relevance of Chin’s Work in American Drama” (Moderator: Carlos Morton) Participants: Professors Diane Fujino, Calvin McMillin, David Hur.

STAGED READING of Chin’s Work - Year of the Dragon / Chickencoop Chinaman

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Friday, June 09, 2017

Do Not Sell Your Children to Monsters

(picture by Corky Lee)

Chinese writer does the coast and takes on icons
By Frank Chin, March 23, 1995

My first novel is in the bookstores. My name and, here and there, my picture pop up in newspaper book reviews and Asian-American weeklies. “Are you famous?” Sam asks. What is fame to a five-year-old kid? How am I, the almighty daddyisimo, to explain it to my son? Someday he’s going to leave home—for college, or to go to war, or take a job, or marry a woman out of state or on the moon. If he grows up thinking I'm famous, he might not want to go. (Cont'd)

Monday, April 03, 2017

REAL & FAKE ASIAN AMERICAN ARTISTS & WRITERS ON ART – WHITE RACISM & ASIAN AMERICA - WHO IS T. L. YANG?

[The following was written on April 1st:]

TODAY IS APRIL FOOLʼS DAY

FRISCO AND THE ORNAMENTAL ORIENTAL POP POPULATION OF CHNATOWNS AROUND FRISCO PUSH KINGSTON AND WIN ACCEPTANCE OF THEIR SUPERIOR WHITES- AND PUSH ON - KINGSTON SPEAKS THE WHITE FEMINIST TRUTH – LISTEN UP YOU YELLOWS! – AND YELLOW WOMEN LISTEN AND REPEAT. YES! YELLOW WOMEN ARE ANTI-MALE FEMINISMO!

IN 1988 KINGSTON BOASTS TO KAY BONETTI, OF FAKING MULAN AS “AGGRESSIVE STORYTELLING” against what she never specifies. WINK! WINK! BETWEEN US WOMEN. SHE STOLE THE TATTOOS OFF THE BACK OF YUE FEI, A MAN WHO LIVES 600 YEARS AFTER THE BALLAD OF MULAN IS PUBLISHED.

Frank Chin proposes a storytellers storytelling for children. A flurry of what is he after? Iʼm after the Yellow stories you tell Yellow Storyteller. I tell three stories from the Yellow book of I00 folk (childrenʼs) stories. The 3 stories will make the listener proof against being fooled by a fake Yellow childrenʼs story that emerges in the Heroic Tradition (the promotion of opera to folk literature. Reading leads me to say the Heroic Tradition is the literary equal of the Bible, The Torah, the Koran.

WHAT? NO! No ! resounds from AsianAmericanStudies coast to coast, border to border.

AND SURPRISE - SURPRISE EVERY YELLOW WRITER AND SCHOLAR – PSYCHOANALIZES ME, SOCIOLOGICALLY SCANS ME, AND JUDGES ME A CHINESE MISOGYNIST, THROWS ME OUT OF THE OFFICIAL CURRICULA OF AASTUDIES. AND KINGSTON IS THE CHINATOWN TRUTH. SHE AND THE YELLOW FEMINISMO LIT PERSUADES PRES CLINTON AND PRES OBAMA INTO GIVING KINGSTON THE UNITED ST A TES PRESIDENTS MEDAL OF HUMANITIES AND ART, FOR TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT CHINATOWN, SAN FRANCO, USA. Kay Bonetti and Maxine Hong Kingston, sing it! DING! DING! THE San Francisco treat!

ANTI-YELLOW WHITE RACISM IS OFFICIAL US POLICY – DING! DING! “KINGSTON SAYS” REPLACES WRITTEN CHINESE HISTORY & LANGUAGE IN US LIBRARIES & UNIVERSITIES
CELEBRATE! CELEBRATE ! LET ME TELLYA FACE TO FACE WHAT I THINK!

HOW ʻBOUT IT, OAKLAND?


From: Ishmael Reed
Subject: till painting controversy
Date: March 26, 2017 12:02:13 PM PDT

To: Frank Chin
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/the-emmett-till-painting.html?_r=0
Emmett Till controversy. Your piece is up at Konch, ishmaelreedpub.com

I hv no control over oakland fair. gentrifiers run it. i don't show up unless i am paid.IR


To the Editor:

Re “Painting of Emmett Till Draws Protests” (Arts pages, March 22):

It is far more important to hang a painting of Emmett Tillʼs body beaten and killed by a mob of white men — even though painted by a white artist — than to show nothing at all of this racial crime, which occurred in Mississippi in 1955. What are the alternative paintings these protesting artists offer?

Better to get busy and paint one themselves than advocate the removal of this one.

Do we want to deepen the divisions among us or face and accept our responsibility for whatever part we have played in our countryʼs history of racial violence?
And destroy this painting, as one of the artists suggests? I never thought that I would see the day when any artist advocated censorship of any kind.

MARY MCLEOD, ST. PAUL



HONG KONG 97 – Remember?

TIA LING YANG is retired from the Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Supreme Court, given up his British citizenship, his British “Sir” at the Queens head of his name, to mountainstop of the University of Hong Kong, In 1995, JOINT PUBLISHING (H.K.) CO. LTD.

He begins his preface with a childhood memory of visiting Yue Feiʼs tomb, stopping outside to piss on the stone statues of the couple in charge of Yue Feiʼs jail and jailhouse murder. He began translating Qian Cai, a writer of the Qing Dynasty, who writes a history-fiction of General Yue Fei of the Southern Song Dynasty. Heʼs lived the life of a Chinese in Hong Kong and lawyered from the long day of British Colony, to 1997, till the big day, glossy heavy paper covers and new printing of Chinese women and girls pulling up their shirts and revealing all. Hong Kong mags toward the 1997 show and flash tit and oooh coochie coo. Chinatown liquor stores fill up with Chinamen at the mag racks. T.L.Yang runs for the Hong Kong Executive, allowed by a vote of Communists on the mainland. He does surprisingly well in the rigged election. The former Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Supreme Court (and the first Chinese on the all WHITE Court. The only English “Sir” to say in a dignified insulting way to the Queenʼs son, “take your Sir and stuff it.” There were Chinese that know their Chinese lit, who liked what they heard. T.L. Yang devoted his life to Hong Kong works within the system in power, pushes it as far as he can, and now eyed by the Mainland Commies, he graciously retires to the woods and mountains. Self-styled Yellow professors of Yellow culture in Australia and New Zealand and Singapore tell me the translator of GENERAL YUE FEI is a former CHIEF JUSTICE and doesn't see just anybody. / Fuck them. The fakes. The Yellow professors donʼt know the Chinese childrenʼs story is always told from the pov of a semi-stupid, who lets a wolf talk him into dumping the books, and filling the bag with the wolf. After getting past the Imperial wolf hunters, the wolf tells the semi-stupid, heʼs going be eaten, because the wolf got hungry in the bag. Thatʼs not fair! Cries semi-stupid. Ask anyone, the wolf protests. The wolf chooses three characters- in this case, an apricot tree, a blown horse, and a drunken monk. Two say itʼs more than fair for the wolf to eat the semi-stupid. The third doesnʼt understand a thing and backtracks, step by step to Stupid meeting the snake, tying the snake in the bag, and leaving. The story is structured to teach strategy. How do you get along, on the road.

Aesop and the Greeks and Romans tell stories in the voice of authority. Do what the Big I says, or die! Thatʼs THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF.

The Chinese wolf story teaches self-reliance. Aesop teaches obedience.

The Japanese KAGUYA HIME (Princess of the Moon) Kaguya Hime, learns to tell the difference between, playboys who have never laid eyes on the Kaguya Hime, but plead undying love for her beauty. The playboys threated Kaguya Himeʼs “parents.” They find her , abandon by her Father, the Moon, inside a node of bamboo. The father asks Kaguya Hime to at least meet the playboys. She will meet the playboy who goes to a land of story and return with an item myth that has been seen by humans. Five fantastic, wonderful tales. The Buddhas bowl does not glow in the dark. The unburnable Chinese Fire Rat burns up. The gold branch with twigs of silver and fruit of precious stones turns out not to be natural but manufactured by unpaid jewelers.

The King of Japan hears of Kaguya Hime. He must meet every citizen of his kingdom. He commands she be available to him on such and such a date and time. She obeys because he is the King. He commands she marry him. Sheʼll obey because he is the King, but once married, she will begin to fade. He takes his command back. He begs her not to tade.

A period of normal get acquainted though and exchange of letters poems, jokes, visits, till August 15th and the Harvest Moon. Moon comes to take his daughter back to the moon-

The old man writes the King. The King sends his Samurai, his owls to fly the night, but nothing stops the Moon.

The Moon rises. Kaguya Hime is drawn out of her room and walks on moonbeams. She asks permission to say goodbye.

The old folks that raised Kaguya Hime, protest. The Moon tells them to shut up, the Moon made them rich with silver and gold and jewels for loyal servants.

The childless couple raised Kaguya Him with love – the Moonʼs love was gold and silver for the old folks to hire servants.

Kaguya Hime drinks one half of the elixer of life that restores her immortality. She asks to give half the elixir to her parents. They can live forever on the moon with her. The Moon says no. She gives her parents a kimono from the moon.

She secrets the remaining half in a letter to the King and leaves the earth.

If the King takes the elixir of life he can go to the moon and be with his love forever. But he canʼt leave Japan. The King is the soul of Japan. Kaguya Hime is a princess of the moon. She is the soul of the Moon.

The King orders the letter and elixir be taken to the top of Mt. Fujii and burned.

The story ends with direct talk to the reader: When viewing Fujii – squint a little – if the light is right you will see a thin wisp white smoke rising from the top of Mt. Fujii to the Moon.

Every people has a story a phrase a way of saying that assures the sense of the people stays the same.

HONG KONG elects a woman – she emphasizes sheʼs for the One China two systems – Young Hong Kong voted electors who the Mainland Commies rejected- so Mainland rigged elections – Is there in Chinese history a band of patriots who raise a mass revolt against foreign oppression?

I hope the Kingston Frisco-Oakland slander of Mulan and the trashing of all the Chinese women generals is worth it to San Francisco-Oakland, the Chronicle and KRON Kingston and Amy Tan and David Henry Hwang and all the Ornamental Orientals hating themselves ornamentally on the Whitemans walls. You can come down off the 19th century now, you're dry.

As you watch Hong Kong, Singapore, S Korea, Japan , N Korea swing and sway to Asian music, does your attention stray to the sweet White men out Whiting each other?

TRUMP GLEEFULLY BRAGS HEʼS WHITE AND HEʼS RIGHT! WHITE MEN OF THE WORLD UNITE! WHITES RULE THE WORLD! Coloreds of the world, US Citizenship for sale! You get the Citizenship you pay Trump for. All Trump Whites brag about how they're going to screw the coloreds and the poor white rejects, by making them pay rent for citizenship. Trump does not have my American born consent to rule me. Where I come from, a fact is a fact; a spade is a spade. A Trump is a trump.

The remaining decent whites who care must do something to define their Whiteness as moreknowledgeable of the American people than the White racists. They have to demonstrate they know as much about colored core culture, as the coloreds know about the White man.

The Last Days oof the Republic, by P.W. Dooner ends in 1976, with the horror White women fucking Yellow scum like crazy!

Letʼs say Trump is as crazy White racist as New Yorker writer Jane Mayer says on Rachel Maddow tonight, and he believes there is no White racism, there is only Black racism against Whites, he knows, because the Bible tells him so.

White women have married the whole rainbow of colored men, resulting in half- coloreds.

Hagfish McCorrmec- Goggleyed suckermouth scavengerfish suckind old death out of the dead on every suck of every suckered word of old Kentucky water. His Ornamental Oriental wife is a Han Chinese who believes the wife assumes the race of her hagfish husband, Women of North China, the Mongol tribes following the moods of seasonal desert plains, and mix of tribe and Chinese of the Korean peninsula, where women were the equal of men, in managing wealth&family –
Look at the Korean story:

NUR WAW: WHERE OF WHERE HAVE ALL ME CHILDREN GONE? WHERE OF WHERE CAN THEY BE? . Their mommies and daddies teach then Yellow from the White Manʼs Holy of Hollies, and so the children are. And so they are.

CLICK! CLICK! CLICK! Kim jong un says in his N Korean dialect-TRUMP TO CHINA – NIXON TO CHINA AGAIN? - CHINA SAYS HANDS OFF S. CHINA SEAS - KINGSTON AND FRISCO AND ANT-YELLOW “CHINATTOWN AND CHINAMEN – Golly gee the Yellows under the blankets say! What's next? IN THE YEARS SINCE 1975 DID A YELLOW FAN TURN ON THEIR TAPE RECORDER AND DIAL OCA THE ORG OF CHNESE AMERICANS IN WASHINGTON DC, GET THE TONE OF THE VOICE ANSWERING, ANNOUNCE YOURSELF AS A STUDENT OR JOURNALIST - DO YOU MIND IF I RECORD THIS CALL? – IF YES OR NO IS THE ANSWER – THE ANSWER IS GOOD- Why?

Ah so! Yankee Trump! You are sooprise I know your daring Clinton-Obama sneak attack on Chinese FarMulan! I was add-jucat-ed at You See Yell Aay.

Whatʼcha gonna say White Man Trump? Whatʼcha you gonna deal, thatʼs real? Hmmmmm?

NINA FILIPINA OF THE COOP- IʼM colorful, collectable, Iʼm DELECTABLE,

The proof Whites canʼt stand the Yellows – as stealing the misery of the Jews, who were suffering the death camps in Europe at the same time the Japs and Yellows of the White America. Yellows donʼt count because theyʼre not White. The symbol of Yellow dignity acceptable to Hollywood is Charlie Chan. White scholars whoʼve spent all their lives living with Yellows whoʼve spent all their lives living with Whites and Yellows, have never become aware of the contents of the Yellows culture.

Hollywood and White newspapers over San Francisco-Oakland pushed Yellow contempt and neglect, and sobbed over the more numerous and continuous psychological damage of the Nazi campaign of Jewish eradication.

There was an official library in San Francisco. It had two librarians. One White. One Yellow. The Yellow had been in a camp. He read. He wrote. The White Librarian, read the Yellow work and advised. The White also wrote for specialty mags for connoisseurs of detective fiction. He is proud of San Francisco and his close eye on passages from HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY and a Chan novel where Chan admits he has become a Christian and thrown off Chinese ways, but so and so is unredeemed, he has remained (ugh) Chinese!

He corrected my GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY and doesnʼt realize my Charlie Chan quotes the White manʼs stupidity. The Yellow librarianʼs work is published but largely unread by Yellows.

The Yellows have no art! Yellow art is newly invented. No past, beyond Hollywood, and the JACL myth that Masoaka wisely lied to his people to save them from mobs of angry Whites, and wisely lied about the Nisei in camp that knew Masaoka and his JACL betrayed the Nisei into camp against their will.

The study of Sociology is different for the Jews of Germany and the Japs and Yellows of America . For the Yellows Sociology, Antrhropology,Psychiatry is White indoctrination. For the Jews of Germany Sociology is observation, discussion, cumulative facts understanding

Jewish studies of the psycho state of the Jews- notice the children of Jews suffer from the effects of 1932 - 1944- They turn their eye on Bettina Goering, great grand neice of Herman Goering, Hitlerʼs no two, in the Jewish Holocaust. She has her uterus removed to prevent the birth of another Goering with her face. There are others, Hoess who goes to the camp run by his grandfather and faces the grandchildren of Jews his gramps murdered.

Auschwitz is a camp whose ground is hallowed by the lives of Jews. Heart Mountwain Wyoing is run by the same Dept of Interior that ran the WRA during the WWII, with the same racist rules and affection for Masaoka-Minettaʼs JACL versions of history. Not at all interested in the people that occupied Heart Mountain. All gov words played to ears of White racists and Ornamental Orientals.

Just a coincidence that 1957 the same year Bettina Goering is born, the JapAmericans, stumble on John Okadaʼs NO-NO BOY that leads to the Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee. The Yellow psychiatrists say the new found is a pack of lies. Forget the names , dignify the JACL lies of Masaoka, Hosokawa, and Masaokaʼs bro in law, Norman Minettaʼs generation of Yellow chickens in city and state and national office. Appointed, of course.

WAYNE WANG, from Hong Kong, insists his stupid CHAN IS MISSING is just the beginners film likely to satisfy the White racists of San Franciscoʼs Cameron House. He buys the Hollywood myth, to “work for change from the inside.” The JACL and Cameron House are accused of fabricating lies about the Yellows designed to accomplish their self-eradication from the White manʼs earth. Yellows of my generation say with a voice of nobility, “Iʼm working for change from the inside.” Spoken like a disciple of Reinhardt Heydrich. Why does the Nisei vet convinced he was wrong to condemn the resisters, when he was young, say one of the reasons he volunteered was “civil rights” werenʼt invented yet. Hirabayashi- Yasui, and the Fair Play Committee, and the 264 resisters of 1944 were all civil rights cases. Why the hangdog, I didnʼt know any better self-flagellation, and insistence on taking over the interview with leading questions? He turns every interview with a resister or No-No boy, into their scolding him.

Cameron House dominates what has become the Hollywood stereotype of the Yellow as a defective White sycophant. He tries so hard, but tsk tsk just canʼt climb out of the gooey Yellow his (ick) lack of a so.

All this Me not them. Me new. ME. ME! ME! Leads to the generation of Yellow fame junkies. Yellow fame among Whites that is.

Yellows donʼt read nothing! Yellows compete for White eyes. There are no Yellow causes left alive for Yellow artists to emerge from. So some Yellows assert their Yellowness by identifying with a local , but otherwise unexplained, colored cause. Real Yellows join the Black Panthers. Or the escape of Latin America across the border with Mexico. Other peoples causes say Yellows are nothing and never were.

George Takei as the embodiment of the Fame Junkie- rises from a tv character , SULU, OF STAR TREK through every form of attention-getting FAME –to the state of being the only famous Yellow in the White press and media. See him August 30, 2017 - he appears at the Smithsonian associate the Los Angeles JapaneseAmericanNationalMuseum, now run by te Japanese gov, pushing George Takeiʼs personal fake history ALLEGIANCE written and acted by know- nothing Filipinos, suckered by George Takeiʼs machine voice.


VINCENT VAN GOGH & ROGER SHIMOMURA




In 1888 Van Gogh shaves his head to emulate THE APPEARANCE OF A BUDDHIST MONK- or Bonza. He writes his sister Will that represented himself as Japanese. He has never been to Japan. Trade with Christian nations was forbidden in Japan. The Tokugawa Shogunate brings 200 years without war. The same 200 years sees Europe riven by an average of 150 years of solid war. Keeping the White Christians out is the smart thing to do. Trade with the all business no religion Dutch from whom not a Christian word is heard, makes good sense to Japan. The west taking from the primitive East with eyes and no brain is as offensive and Roger Shimomura using all the colors and techniques of Western takeover of Japanese Ukiyo-E to paint the world as a boy imagines his grandmother sees it.

He clings to the Masaoka myth of JACL by Bill Hosokawa of the JACL in face of the facts of the JACL betrayal. He creates and recreates images inspired by and forced by his belief in his childhood. Today Whites and Ornamental Orientals embrace him, and the people of Seattle are trembling in White racist fear. How else does one explain the defense of Yellow manhood by repeating the lies of the White Bone Demon?

He occupies an insistence on his childhood as seen by his grandmother- in 1942- 44- a combo of the expereincial real and wishful thinking in art. Heʼs stayed constant to changes in the White world . Heʼs a comment on White ego over colored peoples art, as primitive and backward, and is unaware of the behaviour modification programs hidden as Yellow Social Sciences. Or is he? He forces the Yellows who know the JapCamps to argue their beliefs. No other Japanese American painter keeps the Camp Years live into now.

The Japanese American artist of today accepts White racism and seeks White publication.

White acceptance as a mature JapAmerican writer is achieved in 1980 by Cynthia Kadohata, author of THE FLOATING WORLD, a JapAmerican author who says,”There is art. And there is activism. I write art.” Her vision of “art” is JapaneseAmerican history, without anything, or anyone Japanese. Her translation of Ukiyo-E is sheʼs paid by White publishers for “illusory Japanese”

The yielding of Japanese-America to the Gov of Japan is wrong. Japan still does not have a free press. Art is controlled, parceled out and fake, compared to the freedom artists have in America. Thanks to the Bill of Rights, artists and say and publish any crackpot idea they can say outloud or print. Shakespeare and the American and French Revolutions, and the writing of Thomas Paine (The Rights of Man) and Mary Wolstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792 ) A thousand years after The Ballad of Mulan starts girls thinking for themselves, reading strategy, choosing their men, and raising families that fight imposed national authority over their land . Liang Hongyu, and Mu Guying in the Song Dynasty before the takeover of China by Kublai Khan in 1271 and the amazingly short hundred year Mongol Yuan Dynasty, and Chin Liangyuk escape to Schezwan before the fall of the Ming to the “foreign” Manchu in 1566. The historical and poetic reality of the Four Beauties of China, against the historical and poetic stereotypes.

Mary Wolstonecraftʼs daughter is Mary Shelly the poetʼs wife, who authors FRANKENSTEIN.

There is no Kwan Kung inside the Wing Luke Museum, inspired by Ruby Chowʼs vision of Chinatown political participation in the White manʼs system. A vision violated by Ron Chew, a believer his fake degree in Journalism from UW, makes his every utterance in his fake newspaper the International Examiner, the printed truth, backed by Ruby Chowʼs Filipino enemy Bob Santos founder of Inter*Im, who wants to turn Chinatown-NihonMachi into the town dump for social rejects, and backs Ron Chew as the most knowledgable about Chinatown history perfect for the founder director of the Wing Luke Museum.

Interim housing agency becomes the permanent not “interim” source of Bob Santo’s power in Chinatown-NihonMachi. Ron Chew’d lies hokum self-pity and plain anf simple shit that make the “International District – Chinatown” what it is today.

If youʼve read me at all, you know the absence of Kwan Kung, is the withholding of the Chow familyʼs protection of this building and itʼs contents.

Theyʼve voted in the two system one Hong Kong and the Mainland humiliated the disallowed Hong Kong interpretation of the Mainland one interpretation of the two systems.

Your interpretation of Whatʼs what, in Japanese America and Chinese-America and mine. Letʼs see what happens to San Francisco-Oakland and the JACL and Clinton and Obamaʼs rep for being fooled by Maxine Hong Kingstonʼs contempt for Far Mulan? And I canʼt wait for AAStudies Depts around the Great American Uʼs folding and leaving campus in shame.

Why did the Chinese scholars leave the discovery of Mei Lanfangʼs 1930ʼs world tour of his Peking Opera , being a front for purchasing modern warplanes for China where ever he hobnobbed with celebs and stars? Why am I the only Chinaman to see the obvious? It takes an artist to recognize an artist. I write Tia Ling Yang at the U of Hong Kong, requesting an interview and send him a copy of DONALD DUK. He writes back, by hand, saying heʼs retired to the mountain. He thanks me for my book.

FCC

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

SEATTLE IS MY PARIS

by Frank Chin

PARIS 1905-1930- ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD (EVEN CHINA & JAPAN- ) FLOCK TO PARIS TO GET OVER THE WARS-GET ACQUAINTED WITH SOMETHING NEW TO REFRESH THE SENSES-

ARTISTS OF DIFFERENT BELIEFS MINGLED AND CAST KNOWING GLARES AND PASSED CIVILLY WITH ART FROM CAFÉ TO CAFÉ TO THE MONTMARTRE WHERE THEY LIVED AND WORKED. THE ARTISTS FOUND GERTRUDE STEIN, AND WRITERS FOUND SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY and SYLVIA BEACH – who risked her bookshop to publish James Joyce’s ULYESSES.

Berkeley in 1958 was the Paris I’d read about since I was 14 years old. Wardess Taylor was in Berkeley. Writers. Artists. UC Bookstore displayed castings of The Little Dancer by Degas in their big window on Telegraph. Down Telegraph, walking away from Sather Gate, the entrance and exit from the UC campus, cross Bancroft Way to Als Smoleshop on the Bayside corner and I forget on the other hillside corner. A block of class pricey restrataunts , clothing stores, designer mass produced art and and artifacts, and further down Telegraph toward Oakland, coffeehouses, Mexican restaurants, and the Cinema-Guild dual theater- owned by Pauline Kael and showing the Janus series of movies from Europe, Mexico, Japan. The Lundberg’s for music and musicians. San Francisco North Beach-Chinatown for flamenco guitar spreading from Spaniards to the street kids. Jackson Burgess admitted me, a freshman into his grad fiction writing class of 12 that included Henry Park missionary’s son raised in Ethiopia, Fred Haines, a Navy vet, who published his fiction in tit mags, avaiable at Al’s Smokeshop , xxx another vet and an actor in the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop, who was a hit in his pretty boy role in Edward Albee’s THE SANDBOX. What was the actor’s name? He and Fred were the real working writer and actor in the first showing of a play by Edward Albee. He wrote me after I published my collection of short stories. He had a bookstore around Palo Alto, Stanford University way. Maybe it’s better I forget his name. If he committed suicide, I don’t want to touch him. If what I last hear is false, I’m sorry. The loss of any talent hurts all art. Fred Haines, won an Oscar Nomination, for writing James Joyce’s ULYSSES for the movies. And directed his script for the movie of Herman Hesse’s STEPPENWOLF that starred Max Von Sydow, the mythic knight who plays chess with Death in Igmar Bergman’s THE SEVENTH SEAL. Seventh Seal: a reference to Revelations in the Bible. Another book I had to read or be stupid in an unknown world. But Berkeley was where old books old art come to be revered in safety.

I’m tuning my computer to docs of Hemingway and Fitzgerald’s Paris and see I don’t know WWI, 1914-1918, as well as I should.

I’m too old to not know the immediate past I face. There are no fellow Yellows on the tube, I turn away from Johm Wyane in THE SEARCHERS and more and more to the soothing believable acting of Alec Guiness as Smiley in a script by John LeCarre.

BOB FERGUSON Attoney General OF WASHINGTON –CHALLENGES TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER AGAINST IMMIGRATION from 7 MUSLIM COUNTRIES- EO 9066 is mentioned a lot.

No one notices the Japs are the only oft mentioned minority, not to show. Bu† we know different, don’t we, dear Reader? Don’t we?

What’s the difference between NiseiJaps and Whites? The Nisei serve the White man. The Chinese-Americans checked their identity at the door of the White world. They were no longer Chinese, but looked Chinese. They are Ornamental Orientals. As loyal as homedogs. All they know of Chinese comes from White Hollywood storytellers and Hollywood Ornamental Orientals in the movies and tv and teachers in the news of now.

My body’s shutting down, fuses blown, feelings fuzzing out. I’m not going to see my plays done right. I’m looking for the Yellows as smart as Paris before the Depression hit in 1929. We never had Paris. My Paris was Berkeley where Yellows disliked fellow Yellows and hissed at Yellows. The streets of Berkeley were walked by writers that win Oscar Nominations, for adapting James Joyce’s ULYSSES for the movies. The English Dept is run by Mark Schorer, glittering biographer of Sinclair Lewis, who writes novels celebrating a stiffening conformity that drives Hemingway and Dos Passos and Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein to Paris. Schorer’s book is interesting. He says he is writing about a writer he doesn’t like, but he admires Sinclair Lewis, writing

In 1930, Lewis won the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer from the United States to receive the award, after he had been nominated by Henrik Schück, member of the Swedish Academy. In the Academy's presentation speech, special attention was paid to Babbitt. In his Nobel Lecture, Lewis praised Theordore Dreiser, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and other contemporaries, but also lamented that "in America most of us— not readers alone, but even writers—are still afraid of any literature which is not a glorification of everything American, a glorification of our faults as well as our virtues," and that America is "the most contradictory, the most depressing, the most stirring, of any land in the world today." He also offered a profound criticism of the American literary establishment: "Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.

Certainly, Henry Miller would approve of writerly activism for truth. In Paris, Henry Miller writes about American bread and bread products lacking of taste, flavor or texture . All the identifying characteristics of bread’s identity as bread, and what violence has to be done, to give it taste, campared to real bread baked in Paris. Smartmouth Kate Coleman, used to come smash down at the Med for an expresso. She gets a reporters job at NEWSWEEK and calls Hubert Humnphry a war monger, she writes it, reports it to NEWSWEEK they print it and she’s fired. I’m in the Med when I read NEWSWEEK. It’s warm in the high ceilinged coffee house. Fog has turned to floating rain. The insides of the large windows are fogged. The Med is a clean well lighted place.

The disappearence of Brueners Xmas Window with the electric trains running around a tiny town, of toy houses, and three story hotels, and lights in every tiny window around a giant Xmas tree, and shiney presents. The disappearence of movies at the Paramount Theater. The disappearence of one block long and one block wide Houswives Market. The Whites of Oakland boarded up their relics of the past and left town. The walk from Bruener’s down Telegraph to Broadway DeLaurer’s Books and Magazines, the crosstreet street of used books and documents, like letters with a President’s signature, and photos signed by Gen Douglas MacArthur, through the soldiers and sailors in civvies crowding the two blocks of Entertainment Centers with open storefronts showing movie machines. Oakland –Alameda was famous for glimpses of Roberta Pedron, star of the movie machines walking with her beautiful tits. Enough to make a boy faint. Every walk to Chinatown used to be a walk with the clowns freaks and fleas of the whole Oakland circus, from Bruener’s Furniture to Chinatown to Jack London Square and the mixed waters of the Alameda estuary. Chinatown says it’s dying. The grocery stores in the new Chinatown after the Vietnam War by Clinton Park have already moved to greener pastures, with larger parking lots.

Those are the happy memories I rmmember now and then to keep fresh but the wounds I’ve taken like a man, and the wrongs I have buried are the only fresh memories unremembered, I’m into an age beyond Chinese lifetime. Nothing to do but remember and wish I were dead.

FEB 14, 2017- VALENTINE’S DAY –

Seattle is Paris to me. The people from the journalists Jim Halpin, the police reporter, Jim Compton, starts in Seattle, then goes to the near east, learns Arabic and reports for NBC, and finds his way back to Seattle and KING TV, lives in Seattle as Paris. Lots of bright lights go from the Seattle locals to NBC and PBS , the movies, to Hollywood, like Keye Luke, and James Wong Howe and Yellows with ambitions James Omura, Bill Hosokawa, James Sakamoto, writers John Okada Monica Sone, artist Fay Chong and George Tsutakawa, Paul Horiuchi. Ruby Chow and hubby Ping Chow the cook hidden in the kitchen revived Cantonese opera and made Seattle a food stop with restuarants run by opera stars. Seattle asserts the city as where Asia shows its identities out loud and in color. I’ve tried to revive the Yellow joy of boys and girls hopping for the tall grass, like rabbits, and proud of our artists, for our reasons. Reasons that were alive in the Seattle Chinatown- NionMachi.

No longer. Ruby Chow’s designated heir to her, kindly in your face activism, gets spoken Cantonese into the Seattle Schools, but hesitates at the literay reason for teaching Cantonese. Mandarin is also in the schools. She complains about the Prof’s C-Span speeches about China-American policies but hesitates to write him about his defense of Chinese manhood.

A prominent Seattle lawyer-Emeritus Prof-with a way to ears in high places, declines to defend Chinese manhood by telling Pres Clinton and Pres Obama they gave their Medals of Humanities and Arts to Maxine Hong Kingston, as White racist fraud. Maxine brags about her literary fraud in CONVERSATIONS WITH MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, by Maxine Hong Kingston. Kingston’s THE WOMAN WARRIOR leads to the rise of Yellow Feminismo. Chinese men are bad. We Yellow women want real men. Whoopee! And the Yellow men know nothing and gratefully take the feminist contempt of Yellow women.

The story of Yellow sex and love has been dickless, witless misogynist men and beautiful and talented Yellow women yearning to be free since San Francisco Cameron House Charles Shepherd’s racist screed THE WAYS OF AH SIN hit the Social Darwinists morning papers.

In Hollywood the Woman Warrior’s contempt for Yellow manhood leads to Creative writing exalting White racist ignorance of the Chinese children’s story. The Yellows write to White tastes.

The children’s stories start with the telling of a parent. The American-born Yellows haven’t known the Chinese children’s stories since the hundred years of the 19th Century. I don’t have the time or energy to restore the Chinese stories to the people , but I can telll a few stories and eat around the restaurants I remember. Ho Ho’s down 6th Ave from the Panama. J’s Sushi. Mikes Noodles. Taylor’s Oysters, Il Terrazo Carmine. Yum. Yum. As David Ishii, the bookseller says when addressing food he’s going to eat.

People who want me to speak will get me to speak if they put together enough money to cab me to Bob Hope (Glendale-Burbank) Airport and fly me to Seattle-Tacoma then, cab me to the Panama Hotel, corner of 6th Avee & Main Street, where they pay for my seven day stay, and arrange with Seattle Schools and the Panama Hotel for an audience of 20 children and a parent or parents for an hour of my children’s storytelling. The storytelling shot with 3 cameras- (1) A static cam over my shoulder and behind me for views of the kids faces facing me. (2) Ext Panama lower level view interior through window- (3) Hand held - They have the rest of the week. To talk to me. I want a $100 a day food money, and the return fare home. And $10,000 honariam.

Friday, February 24, 2017

They're closing in...

Dear Readers,

Frank Chin gave me the following message:

EDDIE- PUT PRINCETON ON MY BLOG- DO YOU SEE HOW HOW THE STEREOTYPE REPLICATES ITSELF GENERATION TO GENERATION? SOLICIT COMMENTS- COMMENT YOU CHICKEN YELLOWS - Whaddaya know?

[Link to the Daily Princetonian article: Do You See Me Now? : A Review of Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Oriental Murder Mystery]

Sunday, February 19, 2017

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

Dear Readers,

Eddie here. February 19, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066 into law, which forced Japanese Americans (nearly 120,000 of them) into concentration camps.  Frank Chin's book Born in the USA: A Story of Japanese America, 1889-1947 is simply a must-read book for any person interested in this tragic event in American history.  Dr. Lane Hirabayashi says, "On May 11, 2002, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) apologized to the 'resisters of conscience' who had refused induction while they and their families were confined in American-style concentration camps during World War II.  Why? Bursting with passion, Born in the USA uses insiders' accounts of the resisters' lives to explain their cause and their persecution.  This is an indispensable contribution to the literature on Asian America."


Back Cover Book Description:

Newly arrived Japanese and newly minted Japanese Americans remember their history from 1889 through World War II and the concentration camps, to Christmas Eve 1947. American novels, songs, newspapers, movies, and cartoons also paint a picture of Japanese America. Same country, different story.

Frank Chin extensively interviewed Japanese, Japanese Americans, and white Americans in an effort to understand the times surrounding World War II. He masterfully interweaves their recollections with the popular culture of the time to present a history of America at war with itself that reads like an intricate spy novel. Yet every word, every document, every name is real.

Chin tells the story of a Japanese America wrestling with coming of age in the United States just as the Imperial Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor, dashing their dreams and fragmenting their community. Confused citizens are forced from their homes into the darkness of the interment camps. The conflict overseas overshadowed the secret war seething behind the barbed wire among groups of Japanese Americans and their differing views of Americanism. On the one hand, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) had government support and publicity for its policy of surrendering civil rights until its fellow Japanese Americans "re-earned" them. On the other, the resisters had no official support and almost no publicity. Yet they had one honest journalist, James Omura. They had a lawyer and they had leaders, in particular one man, Frank Emi.

Born in the USA tells the story of the JACL collaboration with the government in arresting James Omura, shutting down his newspaper, and silencing the resistance. yet the JACL survives as the only group organized to defend Japanese American civil rights. Until the publication of this book, the story of the fight against JACL policies was one of the best-kept secrets of the internment camps.

Buy the book at Amazon.com here.
Preview parts of the book here.