Upcoming Events

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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23 October 2022

Memories on Mosco: Arts Fest Block Party

Presented by Think!Chinatown in partnership with Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Sponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).  DETAILS Think!Chinatown hosts its last block party of the year. YiuYiu 瑶瑶 brings her special collection of Chinese records inherited from Chinatown neighbors and families. Muralist Jess X. Snow, musician treya lam, and AR artist Wiena Lin present an interactive meditative poetry and music experience in front of Snow’s…

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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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