UCLA'S ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN NEWSMAGAZINE

Pacific Ties “Asian Heroes” T-shirt!

In PacTies News on June 5, 2009 at 6:03 pm

ptshirtPacific Ties now has t-shirts!

Our “Asian Heroes” t-shirt features eight men and women who are our great inspirations and who are some of the most influential figures of our time….for more information on each individual, click on the links below!

The Dalai Lama, Aung Suu Kyi, Amy Tan, Bruce Lee, Hayao Miyazaki, Yuri Kochiyama, Larry Itliong, and Somaly Mam.

If you would like to request a t-shirt, send an email to pacties@media.ucla.edu! Shirts are $10 + $5 shipping and handling if you aren’t in the UCLA area to pick it up.  American Apparel, Standard sizes or Classic Girl sizes available.

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  1. LoL Amy Tan… Hero … hahahahahahahaha

  2. You go to be kidding me with Amy Tan on there?

    She’s done plenty of damage to many young Asian American identities.

  3. Amy Tan is one of Asian America’s most damaging self hating, White worshiping Uncle Tom Asians of our lifetime.

    Might as well put up other “heroes” like Amy Tan, such as Esther Ku, Tila Tequila, and Michelle Malkin.

  4. WTF?

    Amy Tan is a f—in’ Asian American hero?

    I suppose Mao Ze Dong set the stage for a liberal China with free press.
    I suppose Mike Tyson doesn’t want to eat our children.
    I suppose the sky is green and our eyes are merely processing wavelengths incorrectly.

    If boxing in Asian American women as victims of Confucianist Asian American Males and subjects of White Knighthood, and as a voice of Asian Americans despite her public denouncing of Asian males AND the fact that her understanding of Chinese culture and language is farcical and laughable at best means that Amy Tan is an “Asian Hero” leads me to believe that the people who allowed this shirt to be made are nothing more than Uncle Toms and Auntie TANs at best.

    As an Asian American, I am disappointed to say the very least.

  5. I recognize Amy Tans name, only because of The Joy Luck Club, perhaps she is just celeb filler? Good Lord, these are way more awesome: Margaret Cho, Dith Pran, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai or Ang Lee.

    • Hey Grace, we definitely appreciate your suggestions! Our staff threw out quite a handful of names, some of which you named. We wanted to showcase the wide-range of talents men and women of different ethnic/national origins and how they contribute to the APIA community. PacTies recognizes Amy Tan as someone who set forth a genre of API-related literature in mainstream American media, providing a glimpse (though not entirely authentic perspective) of what it means to be Chinese in contemporary America.

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