Speaker - Jack Tchen

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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).

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'The True American,' with Anand Giridharadas

05.12.14 | 01:20:13 min | 0 comments