February 23-April 10,2022 | The Chinese Lady
Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America, Lloyd Suh’s critically-acclaimed play, THE CHINESE LADY, is a tale of dark poetic whimsy and a unique portrait of the United States as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese girl. Presented by The Public Theater
Past Events & Recordings
June 16, 2021 | Asians in America, the Past, the Present and the Future
Featuring renowned scholars Tina Tchen, President and CEO of Times Up and former advisor to Barack and Michelle Obama & Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen professor at Rutgers University and Director of the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture & the Modern Experience
April 19-23, 2021 | Rutgers University-Newark Research Week
Research Week will take place virtually from Mon. April 19- Thur. April 22 with lectures, panels, & presentations.
The need for American Studies is more urgent than ever. Join us as we discuss issues we are facing now and how the field is pushing forward important topics of interdisciplinary and intersectional study, research, and practice.
In the wake of the Atlanta tragedy and the upsurge of anti-Asian violence and white nationalism, the need to teach the history of anti-Asian racism is especially urgent. In response to this need, the Social Studies program of NYU's Department of Teaching and Learning and NYU's History Department have sponsored this session featuring Professor Jack Kuo Wei Tchen of Rutgers University, Newark
Audio Drama "The Haunted Files and H.S. Monologue Mission" by Judy Tate, Michael Slade and H.S. Students; alongside Conversation “Good Genes” & America’s Quest for Racial Purity with Jack Tchen & Leora Fuller the original curators of The Haunted Files exhibition
March 30, 2021 | Watch I’m Not a Virus: A Teach-In on Anti-Asian / Asian American Racism
Learn from actor and comedian Margaret Cho and a full panel of activists, scholars and artists about the problem of anti-Asian racism, its history, and what we should do about it.
March 26, 2021 | Watch Unpacking Hate
Spurred by the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, persistent anti-Black racism, and ongoing anti-Muslim sentiment, this conversation will unpack hate, make connections to enable unified resistance, and name the need for resilience.”
March 24, 2021 | Listen to No Politics at the Dinner Table-Podcast: The Archives of Anti-Asian Fear (w/Jack Tchen) - Ep87
Brothers-in-law Amit and Tony discuss the Atlanta massacre, anti-Asian ideology, and culture in the plural with historian, museum curator, and archivist Jack Tchen. Listen on Apple, Spotify, or Soundcloud.
March 18, 2021 | Watch Remembering our Journeys: Narratives of Migration and Immigration
Join historians, curators, authors and museum experts to explore how migrant and immigrant communities memorialize their past and create monuments to their future.
March 18, 2021 | Watch Experimental Structures for Higher Education: Learning from Alternative Models
As part of Haverford College's virtual summit “Educating for a Just Ecological Transition: Building Higher Educational Alliances in a Time of Climate Crisis”, this conversation brings together activists, educators, students, artists, and entrepreneurs experimenting with new institutional forms.
May 4, 2021 | Watch The Quiet Before Series: Panel 1- ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY is AMERICAN HISTORY
Historians paint the vibrant picture: Asian Pacific American history is American history. On the agenda: key moments told by the individuals who write, teach and live these stories.