Hip hop comes to China, via Chinese American expats and general American influence. Could it mean (political) expression? Hmm.

Apparently, US Dept. of Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, is having a great time visiting China. Besides the job of reassuring people that the US economy isn’t totally imploding, he gets to use his Mandarin skills. Well, I’m guessing that he can still speak Chinese decently; he did spend a semester or two at Beijing University.

I really have fell behind on this: the passing of Him Mark Lai, Chinese-American historian. Sad that both he and Ronald Takaki are no longer with us. See also Asian Week’s coverage on Lai and its continuing coverage on Takaki.

Fascinating post by Hyphen, including a link to this video on Him Mark Lai on YouTube by the Chinese Historical Society of America: