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23 September 2022

Cane Fire: Screening and Discussion

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Media, Culture, and History. Co-sponsored by NYU Native Studies Forum, NYU Department of Anthropology, and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. REGISTER This virtual screening of Cane Fire (2020, 90 mins.) will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Anthony Banua-Simon and Kanaka Maoli scholar and filmmaker Ikaika Ramones (NYU Department of Anthropology). Cane Fire explores the economic and cultural forces that cast Native Hawaiian and working-class people as “extras” in their…

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30 September 2022

Gastrodiplomacy: Book Talk with Heather R. Lee

Presented by the New York Center for Global Asia. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. REGISTER Heather Ruth Lee’s Gastrodiplomacy: Chinese Exclusion and the Ascent of Chinese Restaurants in New York, 1870-1949 (forthcoming) shows that a handful of Chinese immigrant men in New York changed the way a white majoritarian society ate. At a moment of intense anti-Chinese racism, the Chinese protagonists channeled their political activism through the Chinese restaurant. They…

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30 September 2022

NYU-Fordham Collaboration: Asian American Cultural Studies in Relational and Comparative Perspectives

Hosted by Stephen Hong Sohn and Crystal Parikh. Co-presented by Fordham University and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. REGISTER “White Anality in The Help: A Theory of the Karen.” James Kim is an associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at Fordham University, specializing in Asian American literature and culture. His scholarship has appeared in Camera Obscura, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, MELUS, and Asian American Literature in Transition, 1965-1996, edited by Asha Nadkarni and Cathy Schlund-Vials.…

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06 October 2022

A/P/A Reads Welcome Back Meeting

Hosted by A/P/A Reads. Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.   REGISTER (NYU students only)   Launched in Fall 2020, A/P/A Reads is a student-run book club for NYU students with an interest in A/P/A writing and literature. Members meet monthly to discuss selected works, and engage in meaningful dialogue together.   We welcome new and returning members to join us for our first meeting of the fall 2022 semester on Thursday, October 6. Over food and drink, we will…

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07 October 2022

Singapore Unbound: Diasporic Poetics

Presented by the 2022 Singapore Literature Festival. Co-sponsored by the NYU Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. REGISTER In Diasporic Poetics: Asian Writing in the United States, Canada, and Australia, poetry scholar Timothy Yu argues that “racialized and nationally bounded ‘Asian’ identities often emerge from transnational political solidarities, from ‘Third World’ struggles against colonialism to the global influence of the American civil rights movement.” As such, Asian diasporic writers develop and maintain a critical stance…

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13 October 2022

America’s Forever Wars in Asia

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. REGISTER A virtual talk on US empire in Asia with 2022-23 A/P/A Institute at NYU Writer-in-Residence E. Tammy Kim in South Korea, writer Akemi Johnson in California, and journalist Jonathan de Santos in the Philippines. Accessibility note: This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom. A Zoom account, internet access, and a smartphone or computer is required. Closed captioning will be provided for all audio. If you have any access needs, please include…

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09 November 2022

Imperial Aftermaths: Refugees, Reckonings, and Resurgences

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by New York Center for Global Asia. REGISTER This panel considers the lasting impact of twentieth-century US warfare in Asia on transpacific cultural memory and political life. It will bring together the authors of recently published monographs about US military and economic imperialism in the Asia and the Pacific during the Cold War and its afterlives. Featuring: Amanda C. Demmer (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), After Saigon’s Fall: Refugees and US-Vietnamese Relations,…

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01 December 2022

Time to Say Goodbye LIVE + Stay True

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Registration details and location to be announced. A Time to Say Goodbye IRL podcast jam with co-hosts E. Tammy Kim (Writer-in-Residence, A/P/A Institute at NYU) and Jay Caspian Kang, celebrating the new memoir, Stay True (Penguin Random House, 2022), by special guest Hua Hsu. Time to Say Goodbye is a podcast and a newsletter about left politics, culture, pandemic life, Asia, and Asian America — or “Asian Americans trashing neoliberalism.” Time to Say Goodbye…

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