NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 - Journalist Anand Giridharadas discusses his new book, which explores the aftermath of a violent encounter between a white supremacist and a Bangladeshi immigrant to the U.S., with NYU Associate Professor Jack Tchen. (1 hr., 20 min.)
Anand Giridharadas is an author and New York Times columnist. He writes the “Admit One” column for The Times’s arts pages, and the “Letter from America” for its global edition. He is the author of the new book “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” about a Muslim immigrant’s campaign to spare from Texas’s Death Row the white supremacist who tried to kill him. In 2011 he published “India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking,” about returning to the India his parents left.
La Frances Hui
La Frances Hui is film curator of Asia Society in New York. She has curated major filmmaker retrospectives and series featuring cinemas of China, Thailand, Iran, among others. A seasoned interviewer, she has led on-stage conversations with filmmakers including Jia Zhangke, Ang Lee, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and John Woo.
Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, is a facilitator, teacher, historian, and curator. An associate professor at New York University, he is founding director of Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute at New York University and co-founder of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. He is also co-founder and senior historian at the Museum of Chinese in America. Tchen is the co-editor of the recently published Yellow Peril!: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear, a comprehensive repository of anti-Asian images and writings. He is also the author of the award-winning books New York Before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882 and Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown, 1895-1905. Awards include the Charles S. Frankel Prize from the National Endowment for the Humanities (renamed The National Medal of Humanities).