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A/P/A Graduate Student Working Group Workshop: Michael Salgarolo

Hosted by the A/P/A Graduate Student Working Group. Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.


NYU Faculty Fellow Michael Salgarolo will lead an immersive walking tour that follows the life of radical Chinese American author H.T. Tsiang through New York’s Greenwich Village. Tsiang’s novels, The Hanging on Union Square (1935) and And China Has Hands (1937) contain a bizarre juxtaposition of Communist propaganda, satirical takes on the publishing industry, and juvenile sexual humor. Alternatively repressed and ridiculed in his own time, Tsiang was both an important forebearer of modern Asian American literature and a uniquely enigmatic figure in his own right. The walking tour, titled The Original, explores Tsiang’s life and letters to understand what made him an “original.”

The walking tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Stonewall National Monument and end at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Washington Square Park. Following the tour, students will be invited to a debrief discussion at a location near Washington Square Park. Lunch will be provided.

The A/P/A Graduate Student Working Group hosts monthly workshops for graduate students to foster interdisciplinary discussion and interdepartmental collaboration on each other’s research and interests in Asian/Pacific/American Studies.

This event is open to NYU graduate students only. 

Accessibility note: This event involves an approximately 90-minute outdoor walking tour. For any access needs, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.


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Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Stonewall National Monument
38-64 Christopher St
New York, 10014 United States
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Add to Calendar 03/08/2024 01:00 PM 03/08/2024 03:00 PM America/New_York A/P/A Graduate Student Working Group Workshop: Michael Salgarolo More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/a-p-a-graduate-student-working-group-workshop-michael-salgarolo/ Stonewall National Monument, New York, 10014