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Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen

Inaugural Clement A. Price Chair in Public History and the Humanities
Director, Clement A. Price Institute
Professor of History

Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen is a historian, curator, writer, and dumpster diver devoted to anti-racist, anti-colonialist democratic participatory storytelling, scholarship, and opening up archives, museums, organizations, and classroom spaces to the stories and realities of those excluded and deemed “unfit” in master narratives. Professor Tchen has been honored to be the Inaugural Clement A Price Professor of Public History & Humanities at Rutgers University – Newark and Director of the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture & the Modern Experience, since Fall 2018.

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Dismantling Eugenics is a free, online event that reckons with the history of eugenics and offers space to envision and work towards an anti-eugenics future.

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In the News

Civics 101: A Podcast

Price Institute Director Jack Tchen and Professor Jane Hong of Occidental College discuss the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) in this podcast

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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.

Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear

Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen's Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear has recently been featured on the following Asian American Experience Reading Lists

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