This coming Sunday, 3.31.19 @5p EST on #politicalencounters
I have a conversation w/ Dr Jason Oliver Chang and Dorcas Tang about historical Chinese communities of #Chinos #latinoamerica.
Repeat on Thursday at 9am
Dr. Jason Oliver Chang is a jointly appointed Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University Connecticut. He also serves as the Director of Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at UCONN.
Thursday, April 4th, Swarthmore has the pleasure of hosting scholar, Jason Oliver Chang, who will be speaking about his book Chino, anti-Chinese racism in Mexico, 1880-1940. In the book Jason provides a history of comparative race relations of anti-Chinese politics, or antichinismo, in shaping Mexican mestizo national identity during and after the Mexican revolution of 1910. The book raises a number of questions regarding historical Chinese communities in Latin America in the past and today, some of which we will explore in this episode
Dorcas Tang is an artist, photographer, and storyteller whose diasporic identity as a third-generation Chinese-Malaysian drives her work. She is currently a senior at Swarthmore College majoring in Studio Art and double minoring in Spanish and Educational Studies although her parents still hold out hope for her to be a lawyer. Her most recent work is Los Paisanos del Puerto: Portraits of the Chinese diaspora in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Looking towards the future, she is excited to continue bridging communities and fostering critical dialogue through creating socially engaged visual narratives. If she could have any superpower in the world it would be the ability to completely understand other human beings. And cats.
Los Paisanos del Puerto presents living narratives of the descendants of Chinese immigrants (1855-1955) in Puntarenas, Costa Rica using oral interviews and photographs. my photo project represents, validates, and amplifies diverse voices bound by their shared heritage. It brings into dialogue a transnational network of diasporic kinship. Los Paisanos highlights the intersections of Chinese and Latinx identity while seeking to question and redefine our definitions of both. It is a fully bilingual exhibit.
April 2-30 McCabe Library Cratsley Lounge Exhibits, Swarthmore College
Talk April 18th 4:30-6:00 pm McCabe LIbrary Atrium