Since it’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month here in the US, I didn’t want to miss this chance to give a shout out to blogs I follow and link to written by Asian men. Since this is by no means an exhaustive list — and I’m always looking for more great reads — please comment in on your favorites so I can add them to my reader!
8Asians. This group blog focused on Asian issues, culture and politics is edited by Asian women (the editor-in-chief is also named Jocelyn — woo-hoo!), but has a lot of Asian men contributing — including Koji’s post countering the usual stereotypes about Asian men’s penis sizes, and this recent addition by Tim on preconceptions based on the way you talk and look.
Dave’s New Adventure. David Nghiem has logged almost 6,000 miles on bicycle adventures through Central and South America over two and a half years (which he captured in his book titled Jackfruit). He blogs about bicycle touring and adventure at his website.
Door Half Open. Written by a Chinese American born in Hong Kong and raised in California, he explores identity, Asian American issues and more through some very thoughtful posts — such as this one titled Becoming Asian.
Jeff Yang on the Speakeasy Blog, Wall Street Journal. When I first stumbled upon Jeff’s article exploring the rarity of interracial relationships with Asian men, I became an instant fan. And even better, I can follow his writing at the Wall Street Journal blog. Loved his post back in April titled Why My Immigrant Christian Conservative Dad Supports Same-Sex Marriage.
JT Tran. Also known as the Asian Playboy, JT is a dating coach and pickup artist who has built a reputation on empowering Asian men to attract the non-Asian women of their dreams — and continues his support for the community through his blogs at ABCs of Attraction and AMWW Magazine. Check out his recent four-part series about Asian Stereotypes on ABC’s of Attraction, and Asian Men – 10 Signs She’s Head over Heels for Asian Men @ AMWW Mag. (Full disclosure: I’ve written for the AMWW Magazine, and ABCs of Attraction advertises on my blog.)
Life as an Ordinary Malaysian. Written by a Malaysian Chinese based in Malaysia, this blog covers everything from life and politics in Malaysia to the experience of being Chinese in Malaysia.
The Love Life of an Asian Guy. Ranier Maningding’s blog — subtitled “The Ultimate Guide for Non-Asian Girls Looking For Prince “Charm-Ying” — is super-hilarious, addictive and very smart. How can you resist a guy with posts titled Interracial Dating Q&A #3: Help! My Asian Boyfriend Won’t Have Sex With Me! or Shit White Girls Don’t Know: The Difference Between Dating An Asian vs Asian-American Man.
On (or close to) schedule. Logan Lo, who describes himself as “a struggling NYC-based writer that hopes one day to be a non-struggling NYC-based writer”, muses about anything and everything in his life, but I especially love his recent post on Asian males and White females (with a lovely photo of Logan and his wife!).
Romance of the Chinese Man. A Hong Kong Chinese who goes by the pen name Werther Armand writes about whatever he’s thinking about, but I’ve found his take on student life abroad to be one of the most honest assessments I’ve ever encountered.
Thoughts of a 1.5 Generation. Chinese American Sean writes about anything on his mind, but I’m a huge fan of his recent posts about his wedding and honeymoon in Hong Kong/China (he married a Caucasian American woman). Congratulations to Sean and Lisette! And don’t miss their gorgeous wedding photos.
You Offend Me, You Offend My Family. This is THE leading Asian American pop culture blog and while it’s not exclusively written by Asian men, there are so many influential Asian men writing here — from Philip Wang of Wong Fu Productions to the Fast and the Furious star Sung Kang — that you don’t want to miss it. Also check out their Youtube Channel.
What blogs written by Asian men would you recommend reading?