Crossing Boundaries: Challenges of Combining the Roles of Activist, Scholar, Filmmaker & Journalist
May 11, 2012, 3:15pm-5pm
Peter Kwong, best known for his writing and films on Chinese Americans and on modern Chinese politics, speaks about his life and work.
A professor of Asian American studies, and urban affairs and planning at Hunter College in New York City, Kwong has written extensively for popular publications, including The Nation, the International Herald Tribune and Agence Global. A respected documentary filmmaker, he won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for co-producing a PBS program on immigration and most recently co-produced Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province for HBO. As a community activist, he speaks regularly in the media on immigrant and labour issues and sits on boards of directors of such organizations as Downtown Community TV and The New Press. Kwong was named one of the 100 most influential Asian Americans of the decade by A Magazine and has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship from Hunter College. His latest books are Chinese America: The Untold Story of America’s Oldest New Community and Chinese Americans: An Immigrant Experience, co-authored by his wife, Chinese historian Dusanka Miscevic. His other books include Forbidden Workers: Chinese Illegal Immigrants and American Labor, The New Chinatown and Chinatown, New York: Labor and Politics 1930-1950.
|Location:||Harry Crowe Room, 190 Atkinson Building|
|Sponsor:||York Centre for Asian Research|
|Posted by:||York Centre for Asian Research|