Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) - The City University of New York (CUNY)

The Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) was established on November 19, 2001, by The City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees, in a resolution introduced by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. The Institute is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Trade & Technology Studies.

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Centering Nativist Racism: How Doing So Helps Us Grasp New Forms of Citizenship & Wouldve Predicted Trump


This talk will address how US racism pivots as much on nativist injustices suffered mostly by Latinx, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), and Middle Eastern ethnics as it does on injustices specific to Black Americans. Prof. Nadia Kim evidences the point by way of research on Latinx and AAPI immigrant activism, as well as an analysis of the rise of Donald Trump.


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 2019-04-19  36m
 
 

Trying to Find Chinatown (Play Reading and Town Hall Discussion)


In honor of Asian Heritage Month, the BMCC Theatre Program presents a 15-minute reading of David Henry Hwangs play Trying to Find Chinatown, and a Town Hall discussion on How does Theatre create Community and Identity for Asian Americans and all under-represented voices?


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 2019-04-19  1h9m
 
 

Keeping Up with the Nguyens: When Poor Immigrants Return to the Homeland


This lecture focuses on the social and personal sides of monetary flows in the Vietnamese diaspora. With few exceptions, the private use of money has been considered too personal and too mysterious for migration scholars to tackle, unless they examine development issues, such as daily household expenditures. Prof...


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 2019-04-02  52m
 
 

Leading While Muslim: The Experiences of American Muslim Principals After 9/11


In her new book Leading While Muslim (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), Dr. Debbie Almontaser examines the lived experiences of American Muslim principals to determine whether global events, political discourse, and the media coverage of Islam and Muslims post-9/11 have affected their leadership and spirituality...


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 2019-03-27  54m
 
 

2019 CUNY Asian Faculty & Staff: Spring Festival Reception


The reception will introduce faculty and staff to the Asian American / Asian Research Institute; our mission as a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans; and available professional development programs and research award opportunities.


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 2019-03-27  46m
 
 

Chinese Couplets (Women's History Month Screening)


Part memoir, part history, part investigation, in Chinese Couplets, filmmaker Felicia Lowe searches for answers about her mothers emigration to America during the Chinese Exclusion era. Lowes documentary reveals the often painful price paid by immigrants who abandoned their personal identity, the burden of silence they passed on to their offspring, and the intergenerational strife between immigrants and their American born children.


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 2019-03-27  24m
 
 

Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in New York City, 1876-1930s


Prof. Daniel H. Inouye will discuss his book, Distant Islands (University Press of Colorado, 2018), a modern narrative history of the Japanese American community in New York City between Americas centennial year and the Great Depression of the 1930s. Often overshadowed in historical literature by the Japanese diaspora on the West Coast, this community, which dates back to the 1870s, has its own fascinating history.


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 2019-03-27  1h1m
 
 

Chinese Porcelain, Tea Ceremony & Guqin Music: Artistry for the Five Senses


Porcelain expert and appraiser, Yiping Yin, and Classical Chinese-trained musician, Alan Yip, will highlight some of the artistic pursuits of traditional China as well as delight the senses through the art of tea brewing and the use of fine porcelain for tea vessels and accroutrements; the ancient sounds of the guqin; and the appreciation of incense.


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 2019-03-27  58m
 
 

Asian/American Scholars of Education: 21st Century Pedagogies, Perspectives, and Experiences


Nicholas D. Hartlep and Daisy Ball will discuss their book Asian/American Scholars of Education: 21st Century Pedagogies, Perspectives, and Experiences, which shares the knowledge and travails of Asian/American luminaries in the field of education. This unique collection of essays acknowledges the struggle that Asian/American Education scholars have faced when it comes to being regarded as legitimate scholars deserving of endowed or distinguished status.


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 2019-03-27  42m
 
 

Bruce Lee: A Life (Book Talk)


Forty-five years after film legend Bruce Lees sudden death at age thirty-two, journalist and bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lees life. An authoritative biography, Bruce Lee: A Life features dozens of rarely seen photographs of Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans.


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 2019-02-06  44m