About

Richard Chang is the creator of this site. He is a writer, journalist, tutor and college instructor, and he’s working on the future book: “Asians in Aztlan: The Return of the Mythic Homeland.”

Richard currently serves as senior editor of arts & culture at Voice of OC, a nonprofit website that covers Orange County, California. He is also a journalism instructor at Cal State Long Beach and Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.

He has been a contributing writer and editor to a number of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, ARTnews, Modern Painters, Art & Auction, artinfo.com, Art Ltd., Coast Magazine, Laguna Beach Magazine, Montage Magazine and the Daily Pilot. He is a former arts & culture editor at L.A. Weekly, and formerly associate editor of THE Journal, or Technological Horizons in Education, a national magazine and website that explores technology in education, primarily K–12. He is also the former editor of Premiere OC, a performing and visual arts biannual published by Orange Coast Magazine.

Richard served as arts and entertainment writer and visual art critic at The Orange County Register from February 2000 through September 2014. He specialized in visual art, but also covered general arts and entertainment subjects, such as movies, TV, film festivals, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and annoying yet strangely addictive O.C.-based reality TV shows. He has also served as director of public relations and marketing at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach, California.

Richard has held arts writing jobs at newspapers in Santa Fe, N.M., and Bakersfield, and has contributed to the OC Art Blog, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Asian Week and the Laguna Beach Independent. He has taught magazine writing at Glendale Community College, feature writing at Cal State Fullerton, and taught an arts and entertainment journalism workshop at UCLA for more than five years. Richard served as a board member of the Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles chapter from 2001-2013. During that time he served as president, national advisory board representative, and vice president (print) of the AAJA-L.A. chapter. He’s also a member of the OC Press Club, and served on the board and as vice president of the organization.

Richard wrote the opening essay, “Asians in Aztlan,” in the book, “Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Southwest,” published by Arizona State University. He also authored a five-part series on Asians in New Mexico in the Santa Fe New Mexican. He wrote several essays in the book “Eastern Standard Time,” published by Houghton Mifflin Co.

Richard graduated from Brown University with honors in English and American literature. He received a master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley.

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