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CUNY FORUM NY-based print & online commons for scholars, practitioners, artists and activists committed to writing & conducting research on Asian Americans / Asians.

CUNY FORUM, edited by Russell C. Leong, is a New York-based print and on-line commons for scholars, writers, artists, practitioners and activists to develop research, to create dialogue, and to promote change around Asian American and Asian topics within the context of the Americas.

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Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are among the fastest-growing groups in the U.S., but are at ri...
08/26/2020

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are among the fastest-growing groups in the U.S., but are at risk of being undercounted in the #2020Census. Fill out the census at my2020census.gov. #AAPI2020

Reminder: Fill Out Census & Tam Scholarship Due 8/31
08/25/2020
Reminder: Fill Out Census & Tam Scholarship Due 8/31

Reminder: Fill Out Census & Tam Scholarship Due 8/31

NYC Census 2020 has launched a brand new contest series to boost self-response rates. From now until September 21, 2020, all New Yorkers, no matter where they live in the city, who complete the census can enter to win prizes from Seamless, Lyft/Citi Bike, and MoMA.

Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York
08/18/2020

Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York

Get counted now at my2020census.gov & enter to win at nyc.gov/censuscontest #GetCountedNYC

Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month
08/05/2020
Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month

Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month

Under pressure to meet legal deadlines that Congress hasn't changed despite pandemic-related delays, the Census Bureau announced a new end date after NPR reported that door knocking will be cut short.

Tam Scholarship Extension | 8/13 CUNY AAFF Encore Screening
08/05/2020
Tam Scholarship Extension | 8/13 CUNY AAFF Encore Screening

Tam Scholarship Extension | 8/13 CUNY AAFF Encore Screening

Isabelle Yank (Hunter College/CUNY) – Love, Isabelle Due to China’s One-Child Policy, over 267,000 children were adopted by families from different countries. Isabelle was adopted as a baby from China and grew up in New York City. This is her letter to her biological parents after 22 years of be...

Join us tonight online for the 17th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival. Screening begins 6pm at www.youtube.com/aa...
08/01/2020

Join us tonight online for the 17th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival. Screening begins 6pm at www.youtube.com/aaaricuny.

Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York
07/27/2020

Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York

🚨 Attention New Yorkers 🚨 We need you to fill out the census today. Billions are at stake for our city. All you need is your address, no code needed: my2020census.gov #GetCountedNYC

Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York
07/24/2020

Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York

Your city needs you to help get out the count! Next week all week long New York City is mobilizing for a complete count. Sign up to get involved now: nyc.gov/CensusWeek #GetCountedNYC

Read Henry Lem’s essay “Battle Within: Martial Arts, Asian Food, and Face Masks,” in the latest July/Aug 2020 edition of...
07/14/2020

Read Henry Lem’s essay “Battle Within: Martial Arts, Asian Food, and Face Masks,” in the latest July/Aug 2020 edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-lem/

Read Bud-Erdene Gankhuyag’s essay, “Laboring through Racial Virus and Economic Violence,” on anti-Asian sentiment during...
07/14/2020

Read Bud-Erdene Gankhuyag’s essay, “Laboring through Racial Virus and Economic Violence,” on anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic, undocumented immigrants, and coalition building, in the latest edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-gankhuyag/

Read Lee Xie’s essay on “Mapping Covid-19’s Transnational Implications for Women Workers,” in the latest July/Aug editio...
07/14/2020
Mapping Covid-19’s Transnational Implications for Women Workers – Asian American and Asian Research Institute

Read Lee Xie’s essay on “Mapping Covid-19’s Transnational Implications for Women Workers,” in the latest July/Aug edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-xie/

Mapping Covid-19’s Transnational Implications for Women Workers July 12, 2020July 6, 2020 By Lee Xie “We [women in the United States] are the majority of the population, majority of the electorate, majority of the workforce… and yet we’re still doing [the] majority of family unpaid or low pa...

Read Shan Te-hsing’s essay on “‘New Crown Pneumonia’: Lessons from Eastern and Western Traditions,” on Taiwan’s response...
07/14/2020

Read Shan Te-hsing’s essay on “‘New Crown Pneumonia’: Lessons from Eastern and Western Traditions,” on Taiwan’s response to the pandemic, and how the natural environment has been affected by people sheltering at home, in the latest edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-shan/

What new species of fiction COVID-19 will spawn? How will the novel coronavirus mutate into the coronavirus novel? Wendy...
07/14/2020

What new species of fiction COVID-19 will spawn? How will the novel coronavirus mutate into the coronavirus novel? Wendy Law-Yone uses the example of fait divers and writings of Felix Féneon to discuss “Coronavirus, the Novel” in our latest edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-law-yone/

Pin-chia Feng discusses the use of comics to present the experiences of medical personnel in Wuhan during the COVID-19 p...
07/14/2020

Pin-chia Feng discusses the use of comics to present the experiences of medical personnel in Wuhan during the COVID-19 pandemic in her essay, “To Wuhan with Love: Graphic Medicine,” in the latest edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-feng/

Read Vinay Lal’s essay on, “The Coronavirus’s Wounds: Gandhi on the Ethics of Nursing and Medical Care,” in the July/Aug...
07/14/2020

Read Vinay Lal’s essay on, “The Coronavirus’s Wounds: Gandhi on the Ethics of Nursing and Medical Care,” in the July/Aug 2020 edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-lal-2/

Read Phil Tajitsu Nash’s essay, “Punctuated Equilibrium: Now Everyone is an Immigrant,” on the life of his grandpa, Misa...
07/14/2020

Read Phil Tajitsu Nash’s essay, “Punctuated Equilibrium: Now Everyone is an Immigrant,” on the life of his grandpa, Misao Tajitsu, a Japanese immigrant, and the restart of the world in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and BLM movement, in the latest edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-nash-2/

Asian American Studies at Hunter College director Vivian Louie discusses “Why Ethnic Studies is Pivotal Today” in the la...
07/14/2020

Asian American Studies at Hunter College director Vivian Louie discusses “Why Ethnic Studies is Pivotal Today” in the latest July/Aug edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-louie/

Read incoming Queens College president Frank H. Wu’s essay, “Asian Americans Recognizing Ourselves at a Crossroads,” in ...
07/14/2020

Read incoming Queens College president Frank H. Wu’s essay, “Asian Americans Recognizing Ourselves at a Crossroads,” in the July/Aug 2020 edition of Corona Conversations. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-wu/

Read Ming Xue’s essay on parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Zoom,” featuring artwork by ...
07/14/2020

Read Ming Xue’s essay on parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Zoom,” featuring artwork by her daughter in our latest Corona Conversations for July/Aug 2020. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-xue/

Caught between the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matters protests nationwide, "Asian Americans Recognize Ourselves a...
07/13/2020
Corona Conversations: East & West (July/August 2020)

Caught between the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matters protests nationwide, "Asian Americans Recognize Ourselves at a Crossroads" as Frank H. Wu, incoming president of Queens College/CUNY, states in his opening essay to this month's special online edition of CORONA CONVERSATIONS: EAST & WEST. Our July/August scholars, hailing originally from the U.S., Taiwan, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, the People's Republic of China, and the EU, write on a variety of topics related to the ongoing crises, from Asian American and transnational perspectives.

‪Read poems by Eric Kong Io Chun, COVID: Karma in Macao, in Corona Conversations June 2020 edition, https://aaari.info/c...
07/01/2020

‪Read poems by Eric Kong Io Chun, COVID: Karma in Macao, in Corona Conversations June 2020 edition, https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-kong/ #erickongiochun #macao #erickong ‬

As we prepare our July edition of Corona Conversations, check out Mai Mang’s ‘Four Poems, featuring art from Zhang Hongt...
07/01/2020

As we prepare our July edition of Corona Conversations, check out Mai Mang’s ‘Four Poems, featuring art from Zhang Hongtu’s Bison Series. https://aaari.info/cuny-forum-8-mang/

In our most recent special volume of CUNY FORUM, edited by Russell C. Leong, with guest editors Stephen Lee and Elizabet...
06/18/2020
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on DACA | CUNY FORUM Vol 7:1

In our most recent special volume of CUNY FORUM, edited by Russell C. Leong, with guest editors Stephen Lee and Elizabeth Hanna Rubio (University of California, Irvine), the Asian American / Asian Research Institute centers on the experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) and in doing so, contributes to a small, but growing body of literature within Asian American and U.S. immigration studies that explores what it means to be Asian American and living under the threat of immigration-related consequences such as deportation.

Read Phil T. Nash’s “Challenging the New Culture of Silence: From a Teacher Activist,” on teaching with Zoom during the ...
06/10/2020
Challenging the New Culture of Silence: From a Teacher Activist – Asian American and Asian Research Institute

Read Phil T. Nash’s “Challenging the New Culture of Silence: From a Teacher Activist,” on teaching with Zoom during the pandemic, in Corona Conversations: East & West.

Challenging the New Culture of Silence: From a Teacher Activist June 8, 2020May 28, 2020 By Phil Tajitsu Nash Exactly 50 years ago, as the first English edition of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed was being published in the United States, his friend and fellow educator-a...

AAARI Statement on the Killing of George Floyd: This Time Must Be Different
06/08/2020
AAARI Statement on the Killing of George Floyd: This Time Must Be Different

AAARI Statement on the Killing of George Floyd: This Time Must Be Different

The Asian American and Asian Research Institute (AAARI) unequivocally condemns the killing of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd’s killing demonstrated a depraved indifference to human life that has not only been a product of the systemic and historical racism of this country but as some have pointed out, an...

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