Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What Is An Asian American Christian Artist?

What is an Asian American Christian (AAC) artist? For purposes of this blog, I am including Asians who live in the United States, who profess to be Christians and perform or write works in English with a Christian theme. In the future, I may include Asian Christians from other countries who perform or write in English and those whose work is primarily in secular arts.

How will featured artists be chosen? Readers may suggest names that I can research or artists can ask to be reviewed. Artists should have music, videos, books, etc. available for purchase. They can be self-published or produced, or published or produced by another. They must be willing to be reviewed. Some artists may be interviewed as well.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Welcome to Carol's Nook!

This is the first post for my new blog, Carol's Nook. What's it about? I'd like to showcase and discuss Asian American Christians in the performing and written arts. These include, but are not limited to musicians, actors, filmmakers, publishers and writers.

Compared to Black and Latino Christians, Asian Christians compose a smaller percentage of total Christians of racial minorities in the United States. But I never knew it growing up surrounded by Chinese Christians in a predominantly English-speaking Chinese church. Also, the cultural and racial diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area lulled me to the fact that most Asians are found mainly in the coastal regions of the contiguous U.S., the state of Hawaii, and in the larger metropolitan areas of the non-coastal regions.

I would like to give a voice to this "minority within a minority." I hope to provide a place for anyone interested in Asian American Christian culture to learn and appreciate what we have to offer to God and the world.