CULTURE

WELCOME TO THE SUBTLE ASIAN BOOK CLUB

WELCOME TO THE SUBTLE ASIAN BOOK CLUB

Casey Huang interviews Chinese American @twirlingpages and Taiwanese American @readbytiffany, founders of the distinctively approachable @subtleasianbookclub. They discuss thoughtful community-building and the meaning of YA literature in the cultivation of an Asian diasporic consciousness. Plus, see what novels these bookstagrammers recommend.

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HERE'S TO NEVER GROWING UP

HERE'S TO NEVER GROWING UP

So I make do with what I have: an existence that is starting to resemble a role-playing game, where all my interactions only ever require an online persona.

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THE NOTION OF NOTION

THE NOTION OF NOTION

As we’re approaching over a year into the pandemic, I have lost most, if not all, motivation. With that, I have lost touch with the passage of time; my days are bookended with sinks full of dishes, and my months are measured in rent payments. 

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SO MANY MORE OF US NEED HELP

SO MANY MORE OF US NEED HELP

When she was 16, Hannah's slam poem "Don't Kill Yourself Today" went viral. Today, lines from her poem are making the rounds on TikTok, being used as an indicator of suicidal ideation.

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THERE'S NO PLACE ONLINE FOR PERFORMATIVE BODY POSITIVITY

THERE'S NO PLACE ONLINE FOR PERFORMATIVE BODY POSITIVITY

Believe it or not, this virtual movement has taught us to deal with self-doubt and discrimination, instead of dismantling the social structures that perpetuate them

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HOW "YUSHENG" (RAW FISH) MADE US RICHER

HOW "YUSHENG" (RAW FISH) MADE US RICHER

So when we stood around the table, yelling in unison and wildly tossing that fish salad with chopsticks, we were trying to generate greater wealth.

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MY LUNAR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

MY LUNAR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

I want to deconstruct the boundaries that have constricted me to the arbitrary rules that forbid me from free expression and exploration. 

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PUBLIC LIBRARIES ARE THE FUTURE

PUBLIC LIBRARIES ARE THE FUTURE

In a time when demographics determine who gets around in this world, the public library’s open-door policy is a compassionate and revolutionary act in itself.

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VOTE OUT THE ABSURDITY

VOTE OUT THE ABSURDITY

Listen: we love the wild, the unreasonable, the silly, and the nonsensical. But even we can see that these are not the qualities we want in our politics.

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BY THE WAY, YOU’RE ASIAN

BY THE WAY, YOU’RE ASIAN

At times, I wanted to crawl out of my skin so I didn’t have to confront the reality of my altered identity that I had constructed for myself.

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