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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CUNY Mapping Seminar Book Panel


Join AAARI and the founders of the CUNY Mapping Seminar project for a book publication launch and panel discussion with authors Ken Guest, Tarry Hum, and Russell C. Leong. Discussion moderated by Peter Kwong.


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 2014-12-22  1h39m
 
 

Tales From the Fields: Research Methods and Approaches in the Community


Panel discussion on research methods and approaches in the community, as well as the joys of discovery.


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 2014-12-18  17h23m
 
 

Secret of a Thousand Beauties: A Novel


Mingmei Yip will discuss her new novel, Secret of a Thousand Beauties, illustrated with slides showing masterpieces of Chinese embroidery rarely seen outside Chinese museums. Set against the vibrant and intrigue-laden backdrop of 1930s China, Mingmei Yip's enthralling novel explores one woman's defiant pursuit of independence. Dr. Yip will also discuss what womens crafts reveal about the lives of women in traditional China. Readings and book signings will be included.


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 2014-12-15  1h21m
 
 

Four American Moslem Ladies': Racial and Gendered Insurgencies in Early American Islam


This talk investigates the history of the first known photograph of Muslim women in the U.S. Taken in 1923, the photo features four African American Muslim women in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicagoat the time known as the Black Metropoliswho had converted to Islam through the Ahmadiyya movement, a South Asia-based missionary sect...


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 2014-11-19  57m
 
 

Bollywood and Beyond: Visual Appeal in Costumes in Indian Films


Known for its dazzling costumes, sets, musical numbers and large casts, at first glimpse Indian films can seem superficially entertaining. While some viewers enjoy the departure from reality, Indian films also deal with complex issues such as social and religious structure, poverty, politics, gender issues, corruption and historical and mythological episodes that are represented through the costume and visual language...


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 2014-11-12  1h16m
 
 

Destroy All Dogmas: The Politics of Daikaiju Eiga


On November 3, 1954, Ishiro Hondas original Gojira was released in Japan. In the sixty years since, this creation has inspired twenty-seven sequels, as well as decades of spinoffs and satires; books and blogs; and T-shirts and toys. Meanwhile, other cinema monsters, from favorites like King Kong and Mothra to newcomers like Cloverfield and The Host, have carried this legacy across languages and cultures...


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 2014-10-29  58m
 
 

Green Monday


Established since April 22, 2012, Green Monday is a social enterprise group that promotes and enables green, healthy and sustainable living. Through our vegetarian promotion and food rescue initiatives, we are a platform that enables corporations, restaurants, schools, and the general public to join efforts in reducing our carbon footprint and performing our social and environmental responsibilities.


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 2014-10-29  1h38m
 
 

Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices Voices and Images from Five Countries in Asia


Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices explores issues in early childhood education and teacher preparation in five Asian countries: India, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Some observed classrooms in these countries reflect influences that are simultaneously indigenous and colonial, local and global...


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 2014-10-24  1h37m
 
 

Keynote


Keynote Speaker: Mohamed Khalil - Director of Product, Data and Partnerships at Moven


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 2014-10-01  15m
 
 

Effective Networking


It's not about handing out business cards and linking on line, it's about meeting resources, partners, mentors and those who will help you grow your business. This session will give you skills to get want you want out of every networking opportunity.


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 2014-10-01  49m