2 historical events in Washington DC happened in January 2021: the insurrection and the inauguration. While these events affected all Americans and triggered concerns for people around the world, what did this mean for Asian Americans? Our 4 co-hosts can’t speak for all Asian Americans, but each of us can share our different perspectives.
On this first episode of season 5, you’ll hear the back stories of our 4 co-hosts: Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang.
Each will where they’re coming from along a diverse spectrum of four different Asian American perspectives: Chinese, Korean, Hmong, Asian Indian. And, we’ll talk about how erasing shame has brought us health and freedom for living; we’re talking about what matters.
- DJ Chuang’s back story—a longer version about managing mental health and his lived experiences with mood disorder
- There are 113 terms for shame in the Chinese language. (“The organisation of Chinese shame concepts?”, by Jin Li, Lianqin Wang, Kurt Fischer. Cognition and Emotion, 18:6, Sept 2004, 767-797)
- Shame, Live from Seattle (The Liturgists’ podcast episode)
- Podcast: Left, Right & Center (KCRW, NPR)