Authors & Asia: (Re)Imagining America

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Immigration, border relations, labor practices — all are historic yet timely themes that helped define today’s American landscape. This presentation by Dr. Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Dr. Stephen Klineberg touches on the specific ways Chinese and Mexican American immigrants are re-imagining place and history in their new country, illuminated particularly through the artist's lens.

This engaging program complements Asia Society’s exhibition, The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America. Registered guests are invited to visit early for complimentary admission to the exhibition.

About Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Dr. Shelley Fisher Fishkin is the Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities and Director of American Studies at Stanford, where she is also the Co-Director of the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of over 40 books, and has published over one hundred articles, essays, and reviews, many of which have focused on issues of race and racism in America, and on recovering previously silenced voices from the past. She is also a past president of the American Studies Association and a Founding Editor of the "Journal of Transnational American Studies".

About Stephen Klineberg

A graduate of Haverford College, with an MA from the University of Paris and a PhD from Harvard, Dr. Stephen Klineberg joined Rice University's Sociology Department in 1972, after teaching at Princeton. In 1982, he and his students initiated the annual "Houston Area Survey," tracking the remarkable changes in the demographic patterns, experiences, attitudes, and beliefs of Harris County residents. The recipient of 12 major teaching awards at Rice and co-author of The Present of Things Future: Explorations of Time in Human Experience, Klineberg serves as Founding Director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
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