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Beginning in 1990, thousands of Spanish speakers emigrated to Japan. A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan focuses on the intellectuals, literature, translations, festivals, cultural associations, music (bolero, tropical music, and pop, including reggaeton), dance (flamenco, tango and salsa), radio, newspapers, magazines, libraries, and b…
 
The impact of the pandemic on the Asian-American community in New York City is particularly profound. Beyond the pandemics effect on public health, economic growth, education, medical services, food supply, and international relations, the Asian-American community has been blamed for the pandemic and the target of hate and violence. Co-executive ed…
 
This study by Dr. Sujung Kim interrogates working-class Korean immigrant students sense of social belonging and their strategies to advocate their social membership, focusing on working-class 1.5 generation Korean American students at Station Community College (SCC), a public community college in Chicago.…
 
This presentation focuses on the writings and performances of Dr. Anandibai Joshee, who graduated from the Womans Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1886 and became the first Indian woman to gain a degree in medicine. Param Ajmera investigates how Anandibai used the influence provided by her university to develop relationships with the American fem…
 
Many historians and Japanese Americans cite the loss of U.S. citizenship rights as the biggest injustice of the camps, and many believe cooperation and not resistance was the norm. Join Dr. Gary Okihiro as he outlines the nature of the oppression in that historical experience, and the resistance posed to those oppressive acts.…
 
In her book, We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, legal scholar Julie Suk tells the story of the ERA through the voices of the bold women lawmakers who created it. Facing opposition and subterfuge at every turn, they kept the ERA alive. And, despite significant victories by women lawyers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the…
 
Beyond soccer leagues, music camps, and drama lessons, todays youth are in an education arms race that begins in elementary school. In Hyper Education, Prof. Pawan Dhingra uncovers the growing world of high-achievement education and the after-school learning centers, spelling bees, and math competitions that it has spawned.…
 
Howard Shih, Research and Policy Director for the Asian American Federation, will be discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic affected 2020 Census operations, deadlines, outreach by community organizations in hard to count neighborhoods, and where we currently are in the tabulation process. What are the next steps for New York City and the Asian Americ…
 
This report, from researchers at Hunter College of the City University of New York and University of Southern California, aims to shed light on the experiences of Chinese and Korean immigrant women working in illicit massage parlors in Los Angeles County and New York City. Media accounts have documented raids, mass arrests and undercover stings of …
 
Covid-19 has sparked an increase in racism against East Asians in America, whether immigrant or native born. However, racism against all groups of Asian descent has been around for much longer, with racist stereotypes and the model minority myth. Join Queens Memory and our partners for an online discussion about the current higher educational exper…
 
Musician and distinguished solist gamin will discuss and demonstrate traditional Korean music and wind instruments: the piria double reed instrument similar to the oboe; the taepyeonso (a double-reed horn); and saenghwang (a type of mouth organ). In her new album, Nong, the title refers to the ancient Korean meaning of to play, and is the central i…
 
Throughout US history, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have been pathologized, victimized, and criminalized. Reports of lynching, burning, or murdering of LGBTQ people have been documented for centuries. Prior to the 1970s, LGBTQ people were deemed as having psychological disorders and subsequently subject to electrosh…
 
In HONOR AND DUTY: The Chinese American WWII Veterans, author/journalist E. Samantha Cheng compiles a thorough historical record that recognizes the service and sacrifice these patriots paid in Americas wartime need. In addition, the data collected and compiled for the Congressional Gold Medal project will serve as an indispensable source of info f…
 
At first glance, Generation Z (youth born after 1997) seems to be made up of anxious overachievers, hounded by Tiger Moms and constantly tracked on social media. One would think that competitors in the National Spelling Bee the most popular brain sport in America would be the worst off. Counterintuitively, anthropologist Shalini Shankar argues that…
 
The 2020 Census could miss millions of immigrants and others who are historically hard to count, affecting everything from seats in Congress to federal funds for education. Because of this, officials and groups from New York to California are using The City University of New Yorks interactive Census mapping tool to focus their efforts on neighborho…
 
Abandoned and left in the streets as a newborn baby, KAD (Nam) returns home to find the world she lost as a baby. In search of her birth parents, she attempts to retrace her journey from birth to being adopted by a family in America, but old records and 35 years of economic growth have transformed the Korea of her infancy into a country where infor…
 
Focusing on microlevel social interactions in the homeland, this lecture explores the projection and achievement of superiority within the context of Vietnamese diasporic and transnational repertoires. As a country undergoing dramatic economic transformation for more than two decades, Vietnam is a site of contradictory new hierarchies with the incr…
 
Setsuko Winchester, Japanese American ceramic artist, photographer and journalist will discuss her conceptual art work, Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project. The FFF/YBP is an attempt to shine a new light onto an old aspect of Americas history with race and ethnicity, prejudice and bias and how they shaped this countrys ideas of freedom, justice a…
 
Join the celebration! AAARIs annual fundraiser is attended by 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. At the gala, AAARI will be honoring distinguished CUNY alumni, leaders from the community, and student scholarship recipients. Proceeds from the gala go towards AAARIs academic publicat…
 
On May 24, 2017, Taiwans Constitutional Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, setting a 2-year deadline for the legislature to make new or amend existing laws to make it a reality. This landmark ruling is setting the stage for the island to become the first country in Asia to do so. But the quest for marriage equality has not been e…
 
Prof. Karen B. Hanna (Connecticut College) will discuss her research, featured in CUNY FORUM Volume 6:1, into the KDP (Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong Pilipino) organization, from 1973 to 1986, and the exploration and views of sexuality during that era by its members.由Karen Buenavista Hanna
 
n the anthology, EcoArt History in East and Southeast Asia, case studies discuss the impact of the Little Ice Age on court painting and systems of representing marine life in the Joseon period in Korea. Other contributors consider contemporary artistic strategies, such as developing a sustainability aesthetics and focusing attention to non-human ag…
 
Research on Asian-American career choice, career experience, work-related stress, and well-being has been extremely limited. Based on a comprehensive online survey with a total of 208 Asian-American social work administrators, supervisors, practitioners, and graduate social work students, Prof. Kenny Kwong will present on the career choices, barrie…
 
In the first decades of the 20th century, almost half of the Chinese Americans born in the United States moved to Chinaa relocation they assumed would be permanent. At a time when people from around the world flocked to the United States, this little-noticed emigration belied Americas image as a magnet for immigrants and a land of upward mobility f…
 
In the past two years, Congress and the Trump Administration have taken steps to diminish the voices of immigrant communities, including AAPIs, through rule changes, executive orders, and attempts to repeal meaningful laws and programs. Proposed rule changes, such as public charge, are meant to cripple our community and create division. In this pro…
 
On the eve of the 46th anniversary of Bruce Lees passing, Alan Canvan will premiere a new edit of Lees Game of Death, a posthumously released unfinished film. Visualized by Canvan, the new cut reframes Lees famous project by combining John Barrys riveting film score with Lees extended raw footage to reveal the hidden symbolism and themes within the…
 
Two weeks before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Koreas womens hockey team was forced into a predicament that no president, ambassador or general had been able to resolve in the sixty-five years since the end of the Korean War. Against all odds, the group of young women were able to bring North and South Korea closer than ev…
 
Using her Chinese grandparents as a case study, PolIy Shih Brandmeyer illustrates how personal accounts in missionary archives, have been a surprising resource for those interested in learning more about their ancestors lives in China.由PolIy Shih Brandmeyer
 
From 1849 to 1874, over 100,000 Chinese contract labors, called coolies, settled in Peru. Fabiana Chiu-Rinaldi has been researching her family connections to these early workers sent to the Americas. Her great grandfather voyaged from Nam Hoi, China to Peru and later Fabiana, her sisters and parents re-migrated to the U.S. Using gathered oral histo…
 
The many resources online and offline for genealogy research are a treasure trove for anyone looking for their family history. However, there are special strategies unique to searching for Chinese-American ancestors. Tony King is a 4th generation Chinese-American and seasoned genealogist who has traced his Chinese family back thousands of years. He…
 
Throughout history China has kept detailed genealogies starting with inscribed oracle bones. Today, these printed clan genealogies provide comprehensive information on family lineages and bloodlines. A Chinese genealogy book is considered the holy grail and ultimate source for your clan information and history. Understanding how to interpret the in…
 
Linguist Patrick Chew presents an overview of the complexity in the different types of names in Chinese genealogy, including the various structures of names, paper names, and the monkey wrench of dialect(s) that get thrown into the mix.由Patrick Chew
 
Amy unearthed and documented her familys over 100-year immigration story for the New-York Historical Societys popular Chinese American: Exclusion / Inclusion exhibit which was also shown at the Oregon Historical Society and is now in the permanent core exhibit at the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco. Learn, through Amys work, …
 
Rochelle Hoi-Yiu Kwan leads us through some examples and shows us tools for building relationships through listening and storytelling, especially from often reluctant Chinese elders, relatives, and friends. Learn about StoryCorps modelfor oral history and interviews, the StoryCorps APP and archive, best practices for interviewing with loved ones, a…
 
Henry Tom is living proof that no matter where you start and no matter how limited your knowledge of Chinese history, culture or language, it is possible to dive deeply and unearth your Chinese family genealogy. Born and raised in New York City, Henrys entry into Chinese genealogy research started with a visit to his ancestral village in Taishan, C…
 
Local and world events, economics and politics are commonly the chief catalysts for any immigrant's journey from home. Joyce Moy provides an overview of the historical socio-economic contexts and conditions that most influenced Chinese migration patterns to the U.S., Chinese-American families and their ancestors.…
 
There are many images that come to mind when people hear the word Buddhism: praying to statues, reciting sutras, chanting mantras, burning incense and so forth. Buddhism is certainly a profound way to live ones life so that it is meaningful, wholesome, and mutually beneficial to oneself and others. But what principle should we follow to ensure we a…
 
When you start to learn about Buddhism and read the stories of the Buddhas marvelous deeds, one conclusion is that in order to benefit others one must first be enlightened. This is a grave misunderstanding. When we analyze the scriptures carefully we will see that the Buddha was practicing and developing his virtues and wisdom at the same time he w…
 
In Buddhism, an important concept is Bodhicitta, which is also translated as Bodhi mind or Bodhi Vow. Bodhi encompasses the meanings of enlightenment, awakening, and wisdom. This mind and vow reflects an aspiration that is so strong, it then drives and dictates our intentions and actions in a wholesome way. We all can develop this wonderful mind an…
 
2019 CUNY Conference on Citizenship, Belonging, and Identity in the Age of White Nationalism Session 2 - AAARI Conference由Soniya Munshi, Kevin Nadal, Elizabeth OuYang, Paromita Shah
 
Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $12,000 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual …
 
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