AAARI presents: Chinese and Native American Connections

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) for a talk on, Chinese and Native American Connections, on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This talk is free and open to the general public.

Dr. Wen Jin will provide an analysis of Chinese/American poet-scholars Alex Kuo and Aku Wuwu, with a focus on their poetry, fiction, and critical writings that bring together Native American culture and the cultures of ethnic minorities in contemporary China. Dr. Jin shows the broader implications of the two authors by discussing the ways in which ideas of “ethnicity” and “indigineity” function in Chinese and American contexts and sketching a short history of Chinese-Native American contact in recent decades.

To RSVP for this talk, please e-mail [email protected] with your name, phone number, e-mail and zip code, or call our office at 212-869-0182. Please be prepared to show proper ID when entering the building for security purposes.