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In celebration of VIRTUAL MOCA FEST 2022, the Museum proudly presents its next featured MOCA TALKS speaker, historian Terry Lautz and his new book Americans in China: Encounters with the People’s Republic.

Americans in China tells the stories of men and women who have engaged with China through politics, diplomacy, education, science, business, art, law, journalism, and human rights. Their pathbreaking experiences provide unique insights and deep human perspectives on issues that have shaped US engagement with the People’s Republic.

Three of the book’s chapters involve Chinese Americans who encountered the PRC: scientist C. N. Yang; businesswoman and cultural ambassador Shirley Young; and journalist Melinda Liu. Each of them is a trailblazer who forged greater awareness and understanding of China.

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Terry has a remarkable story to tell and we cannot wait to share it with you. We look forward to your participation, and to sharing this and many more exemplary stories of the Chinese in America.

About Terry Lautz

Terry Lautz writes and teaches on the history of United States-China relations. He is former vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation, and has chaired the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the Lingnan Foundation, and the Yale-China Association. He holds degrees from Harvard College and Stanford University, and lives in Reston, Virginia.

MOCA has not skipped a beat since its temporary closure in March 2020. We’ve been creating new digital content through multiple platforms, always free of charge—because history matters. We are facing tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. We hope you’ll consider making a gift to become part of a continuing lifeline for MOCA. No amount is too little and we greatly appreciate your generosity. Your contribution helps sustain our beloved institution and supports the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to more communities.


February 10, 2022
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This program is brought to you by MOCA friends and partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies.

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.