aaari presents american chinatown talk

If you're in New York, th Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY invites you to a talk on American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods, Bonnie Tsui's acclaimed book exploring the United States' most famous Chinatowns. It's happening this Friday, March 19. Here are some details:
American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhood
by Bonnie Tsui

Friday, March 19, 2010
6PM to 8PM

25 West 43rd Street
Room 1000
between 5th & 6th Avenues

In American Chinatown, acclaimed travel writer Bonnie Tsui takes an affectionate, attentive look at the neighborhood that has bewitched her since childhood, when she eagerly awaited her grandfather's return from the fortune cookie factory. This book examines the most famous American Chinatowns, in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu—fingers of land on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, key entry points for multiple generations of Chinese immigrants to the United States—and, looking forward, explores what is quite possibly the next generation of U.S. Chinatowns, in Las Vegas. Using these neighborhoods as a map, American Chinatown deals with the persistently enigmatic idea of Chinatown by serving up narrative epics of its own: stories and personal profiles that reveal modern-day realities and chronicle unexpected details of life to which readers don't normally have access.
This talk is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email events@aaari.info with your contact information including zip code, or call the Asian American/Asian Research Institute office at 212-869-0182/0187. For more information, go here. And for more information on American Chinatown, go here.

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