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Best AAARI podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
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Updated August 2020
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At first glance, Generation Z (youth born after 1997) seems to be made up of anxious overachievers, hounded by Tiger Moms and constantly tracked on social media. One would think that competitors in the National Spelling Bee the most popular brain sport in America would be the worst off. Counterintuitively, anthropologist Shalini Shankar argues that…
 
The 2020 Census could miss millions of immigrants and others who are historically hard to count, affecting everything from seats in Congress to federal funds for education. Because of this, officials and groups from New York to California are using The City University of New Yorks interactive Census mapping tool to focus their efforts on neighborho…
 
Abandoned and left in the streets as a newborn baby, KAD (Nam) returns home to find the world she lost as a baby. In search of her birth parents, she attempts to retrace her journey from birth to being adopted by a family in America, but old records and 35 years of economic growth have transformed the Korea of her infancy into a country where infor…
 
Focusing on microlevel social interactions in the homeland, this lecture explores the projection and achievement of superiority within the context of Vietnamese diasporic and transnational repertoires. As a country undergoing dramatic economic transformation for more than two decades, Vietnam is a site of contradictory new hierarchies with the incr…
 
Setsuko Winchester, Japanese American ceramic artist, photographer and journalist will discuss her conceptual art work, Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project. The FFF/YBP is an attempt to shine a new light onto an old aspect of Americas history with race and ethnicity, prejudice and bias and how they shaped this countrys ideas of freedom, justice a…
 
Join the celebration! AAARIs annual fundraiser is attended by 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. At the gala, AAARI will be honoring distinguished CUNY alumni, leaders from the community, and student scholarship recipients. Proceeds from the gala go towards AAARIs academic publicat…
 
On May 24, 2017, Taiwans Constitutional Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, setting a 2-year deadline for the legislature to make new or amend existing laws to make it a reality. This landmark ruling is setting the stage for the island to become the first country in Asia to do so. But the quest for marriage equality has not been e…
 
Prof. Karen B. Hanna (Connecticut College) will discuss her research, featured in CUNY FORUM Volume 6:1, into the KDP (Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong Pilipino) organization, from 1973 to 1986, and the exploration and views of sexuality during that era by its members.By Karen Buenavista Hanna
 
n the anthology, EcoArt History in East and Southeast Asia, case studies discuss the impact of the Little Ice Age on court painting and systems of representing marine life in the Joseon period in Korea. Other contributors consider contemporary artistic strategies, such as developing a sustainability aesthetics and focusing attention to non-human ag…
 
Research on Asian-American career choice, career experience, work-related stress, and well-being has been extremely limited. Based on a comprehensive online survey with a total of 208 Asian-American social work administrators, supervisors, practitioners, and graduate social work students, Prof. Kenny Kwong will present on the career choices, barrie…
 
In the first decades of the 20th century, almost half of the Chinese Americans born in the United States moved to Chinaa relocation they assumed would be permanent. At a time when people from around the world flocked to the United States, this little-noticed emigration belied Americas image as a magnet for immigrants and a land of upward mobility f…
 
In the past two years, Congress and the Trump Administration have taken steps to diminish the voices of immigrant communities, including AAPIs, through rule changes, executive orders, and attempts to repeal meaningful laws and programs. Proposed rule changes, such as public charge, are meant to cripple our community and create division. In this pro…
 
On the eve of the 46th anniversary of Bruce Lees passing, Alan Canvan will premiere a new edit of Lees Game of Death, a posthumously released unfinished film. Visualized by Canvan, the new cut reframes Lees famous project by combining John Barrys riveting film score with Lees extended raw footage to reveal the hidden symbolism and themes within the…
 
Two weeks before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Koreas womens hockey team was forced into a predicament that no president, ambassador or general had been able to resolve in the sixty-five years since the end of the Korean War. Against all odds, the group of young women were able to bring North and South Korea closer than ev…
 
Using her Chinese grandparents as a case study, PolIy Shih Brandmeyer illustrates how personal accounts in missionary archives, have been a surprising resource for those interested in learning more about their ancestors lives in China.By PolIy Shih Brandmeyer
 
From 1849 to 1874, over 100,000 Chinese contract labors, called coolies, settled in Peru. Fabiana Chiu-Rinaldi has been researching her family connections to these early workers sent to the Americas. Her great grandfather voyaged from Nam Hoi, China to Peru and later Fabiana, her sisters and parents re-migrated to the U.S. Using gathered oral histo…
 
The many resources online and offline for genealogy research are a treasure trove for anyone looking for their family history. However, there are special strategies unique to searching for Chinese-American ancestors. Tony King is a 4th generation Chinese-American and seasoned genealogist who has traced his Chinese family back thousands of years. He…
 
Throughout history China has kept detailed genealogies starting with inscribed oracle bones. Today, these printed clan genealogies provide comprehensive information on family lineages and bloodlines. A Chinese genealogy book is considered the holy grail and ultimate source for your clan information and history. Understanding how to interpret the in…
 
Linguist Patrick Chew presents an overview of the complexity in the different types of names in Chinese genealogy, including the various structures of names, paper names, and the monkey wrench of dialect(s) that get thrown into the mix.By Patrick Chew
 
Amy unearthed and documented her familys over 100-year immigration story for the New-York Historical Societys popular Chinese American: Exclusion / Inclusion exhibit which was also shown at the Oregon Historical Society and is now in the permanent core exhibit at the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco. Learn, through Amys work, …
 
Rochelle Hoi-Yiu Kwan leads us through some examples and shows us tools for building relationships through listening and storytelling, especially from often reluctant Chinese elders, relatives, and friends. Learn about StoryCorps modelfor oral history and interviews, the StoryCorps APP and archive, best practices for interviewing with loved ones, a…
 
Henry Tom is living proof that no matter where you start and no matter how limited your knowledge of Chinese history, culture or language, it is possible to dive deeply and unearth your Chinese family genealogy. Born and raised in New York City, Henrys entry into Chinese genealogy research started with a visit to his ancestral village in Taishan, C…
 
Local and world events, economics and politics are commonly the chief catalysts for any immigrant's journey from home. Joyce Moy provides an overview of the historical socio-economic contexts and conditions that most influenced Chinese migration patterns to the U.S., Chinese-American families and their ancestors.…
 
There are many images that come to mind when people hear the word Buddhism: praying to statues, reciting sutras, chanting mantras, burning incense and so forth. Buddhism is certainly a profound way to live ones life so that it is meaningful, wholesome, and mutually beneficial to oneself and others. But what principle should we follow to ensure we a…
 
When you start to learn about Buddhism and read the stories of the Buddhas marvelous deeds, one conclusion is that in order to benefit others one must first be enlightened. This is a grave misunderstanding. When we analyze the scriptures carefully we will see that the Buddha was practicing and developing his virtues and wisdom at the same time he w…
 
In Buddhism, an important concept is Bodhicitta, which is also translated as Bodhi mind or Bodhi Vow. Bodhi encompasses the meanings of enlightenment, awakening, and wisdom. This mind and vow reflects an aspiration that is so strong, it then drives and dictates our intentions and actions in a wholesome way. We all can develop this wonderful mind an…
 
Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $12,000 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual …
 
Japanese popular culture finds success with audiences all around the world and international acclaim for media like manga, anime and video games is reported widely back in Japan, where it is described as kuuru japan (Cool Japan), a phrase that has been a household term for over a decade. As the Olympics approach and inbound tourism numbers reach re…
 
Professors Uwe Gielen and Sunghun Kim will discuss their new book, Global Changes in Childrens Lives (Cambridge University Press, 2019), comparing the nature of childhood and adolescence in three representative societies differing in their subsistence activities. The societies include Tibetan nomadic pastoralists, traditional farmers in India, and …
 
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 ris…
 
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?By BMCC Theatre Program
 
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. Hung Cam Thai will focus on low-wa…
 
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.…
 
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. Leading While Muslim is intended to he…
 
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 incens…
 
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,…
 
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 commun…
 
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 hav…
 
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 …
 
AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2014, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 58,000, with more than 5,100 faculty and staff, 4,200 graduate students and 48,700 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands …
 
Based on her 2015 book, Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular, Prof. Midori Yamamura will discuss Japanese-born artist Yayoi Kusama and Jewish art dealer Leo Castelli, who both launched their careers in New Yorks 1950s multicultural downtown scene, where immigrants from diverse backgrounds converged after the Second World War. By the early 1960s, Ku…
 
In recent decades under runaway neoliberalism, foreignized and unauthorized immigrants have increasingly made political inroads by way of grassroots community activism and by sidestepping the need for formal political channels and, at times, even dismissing them. By way of nearly four years of ethnographic observation, 49 in-depth interviews, and e…
 
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