Join The China Institute For A Talk On The History Of Anti-Asian Racism

04/27/2021 in
Join The China Institute For A Talk On The History Of Anti-Asian Racism

The United States has been hit with a spate of anti-Asian racism and violence, one that has rocked communities across the country, including here in New York. To unpack some of the history behind anti-Asian racism, and its connection to centuries of fraught relations between China and the United States, the China Institute is holding a free lecture on May 8, featuring immigration expert Erika Lee and journalist John Pomfret.

Lee, a leading immigration and Asian-American historian and the author of “America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States,” and Pomfret, author of “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present,” will dig into how views of China may have helped fuel racism in the United States, and discuss the impact of China’s recent emergence as a world power on anti-Asian hate. 

The talk runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; you can register online

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Tags: china institute, racism

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