The Journey to Create: The Museum of Chinese in America

Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets *almost sold out!* (include museum admission): $10/adult; $5/student & senior; free for MOCA members
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Please join us for a conversation between Michael Frisch, professor emeritus of American Studies and History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and John Kuo Wei Tchen, founding director of NYU’s Asian/Pacific American Institute and co-founder of MOCA, that will highlight the museum’s path from its origins in the Chinatown History Project to the creation and opening of its newly expanded space, to the critical role it plays today in reshaping the understanding of the history of Chinese in America.

 

Speaker Bios


Michael Frisch, is professor emeritus of American Studies and History and Senior Research Scholar at UB. Frisch has served on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Chinese in America, as well as associate curator.


John Kuo Wei Tchen, is a professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. He is the founding director of the Asian/Pacific American Institute at NYU and co-founder of the Museum of Chinese in America.


This program is co-presented by the University at Buffalo Alumni Association’s Scholars on the Road Lecture Series.