January 28, 1997 |
Khang Lai sees his entire life on the shelves and in the file cabinets of a small room on the third floor of UC Irvine's main library. The 23-year-old student picks a book off a shelf and thumbs through, nodding knowingly at the descriptions of Southeast Asian refugee camps, where he and his family lived after fleeing the Communist takeover of South Vietnam two decades ago.
July 15, 1987 |
A summit in Southeast Asia would bring together an Indonesian with only one name, a Malaysian with no family name and a woman known universally and simply by her nickname, Cory. From the Filipino Popsys and Bongbongs, to Indonesia's singular Suharto and South Korea's multitudinous Kims, Lees and Parks, names in the Orient are a nightmare for outsiders. "My friend's name is Chunhachiwachaloke," said a Thai secretary. "His first name is Ekachai. We call him Ek." The Thais are a sensible people.
April 9, 1995 |
In our tradition, a woman gets more trust when she's stitched. Let me give you an example. In the morning, leaving your apartment, would you leave your door open or locked? A woman is not a door, but she's property to someone. She's my property. --Ali, a 32-year-old Somali man, in "Fire Eyes," a documentary by Soraya Mire That day, her mother tricked her. "I'm going to buy you some gifts," she said. Soraya Mire, then 13, obediently got into the car with her mother and a driver.
March 14, 1988 |
This was the big one. The best and the brightest had flocked to this small provincial town--heavyweights every one, maybe an ounce apiece. The third annual Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations barred-ground-dove contest was under way. At stake were bucks and bragging rights for the best coo in this neck of the world. Lim Seong Koh, a 42-year-old coffee shop owner from Penang, Malaysia, settled in for the 3-hour round of competition. The question was: Would Hitler sing?
August 1, 2001 |
Seven years ago, when Soc Thach was just 15, he trudged through jungles in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, going along the long trail that would lead him to his new home in the United States. Now he and a group of other ethnic Cambodians living in and around Philadelphia spend some of what little leisure time they have on the Schuylkill River.
November 1, 1998 |
Learn about the archeology and ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia on a 21-day tour that begins Jan. 8. It focuses on the ancient Champa and Khmer kingdoms, the religious and folk cultures of Laos and Cambodia and the Confucian traditions of Vietnam. In Da Nang, Vietnam, the group will view a large collection of 9th to 12th century Cham stone sculptures. In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the tour will visit the National Museum, with its collection of Khmer artwork.