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Newton Free Library: The Asian American Experience – Reflections of an Historian and an Artist

May 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The session will deepen our understanding of the Asian American experience through an interactive dialogue Lisong Liu and Wen-ti Tsen. They will cover:

  • The historical perspective of Asian immigrants
  • The complexities of the Asian-American experience
  • Asian cultural heritage, community activism against racism and the cross-racial solidarity through art

Lisong Liu is professor of history at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an associate in research at the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. He teaches Asian American history, East Asian history, world history and U.S.-China relations. His current research is about Chinese American history in the Greater Boston Area. He has been active in the local community, and he is also passionate about developing exchange programs for American students to travel and study in China.

Wen-ti Tsen is a painter and public artist. Born in China, he lived in Paris and London before coming to the U.S. to study at Boston Museum School. Since the mid-1970s, he has been engaged in making art that explores cultural connections in the forms of personal paintings, public site sculptures and community art projects.

This program is cosponsored by the Newton Human Rights Commission, CAAN (Chinese American Association of Newton) and NESN (Newton Education Support Network).

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May 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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