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Interview: Ivy Teng Lei on Why Asian Americans Have as Much Stake in the Immigration Debate as Anyone Else

Ivy Teng Lei at City Hall Park in New York City. (Daniel Liong)
Current Affairs

"I felt that they needed someone who was not just a Latino face. Asian Americans are just as much of this movement as other immigrants in this country."

Interview: Historian Erika Lee on the 'Traumatic' History of Chinese Immigration to the U.S.

Historian Erika Lee lectures to a class. (Patrick O'Leary)
Current Affairs

The preeminent immigration historian discusses her family’s hardship coming to the U.S., how stereotypes of Chinese immigrants are shifting, and how Asian Americans remain “invisible” in many ways.

Filmmaker: The Torture of Undocumented Workers 'Made My Skin Crawl'

Filipino domestic workers attend a demonstration for migrant laborer rights. (ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flickr)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Producers of the documentary "I Am Not Here" discuss how they depicted the perilous situations many undocumented domestic helpers find themselves in after migrating abroad.

Interview: New York's Nisha Agarwal on Why Being Pro-Immigrant Make Cities Stronger

Nisha Agarwal speaks after Mayor Bill de Blasio announces her appointment as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs on Friday, February 28, 2014. (Ed Reed/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)
Current Affairs

The commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs warns that often "the voice of a small, anti-immigrant minority drowns out the vast majority of Americans who support making this country welcoming and inclusive."

Interview: Vietnamese-American Poet on Challenging the ‘Dominant Discourses Regarding Race' in the US

Vietnamese American spoken artist and social activist Bao Phi. (AnRong Xu)
Arts

Spoken word artist and social activist Bao Phi says privileged Asian American activists need to "illuminate the least privileged in our own communities."

Multimedia: Artists Explore 'Cultural Paths' Created Through Chinese and Mexican Immigration

Tony de los Reyes, <i>Border Theory (rio bravo/las garzas)</i>, 2014, Dye and oil on linen, Courtesy of the artist
ArtsMultimedia

What can art tell us about the American immigration experience? Find out from four artists featured in 'The Other Side,' an exhibition now on view at Asia Society Texas Center.

Interview: Vivek Wadhwa on 'Subtle Discrimination' and the Coming 'Star Trek Future'

Vivek Wadhwa at a TEDx Bay Area Global Women Entrepreneurs Event in 2012. (ttnk/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Well known tech entrepreneur says we're on the cusp of exponential technological development that will have profound effects on the world, and the U.S. shouldn't lose its footing with bad immigration policy.

Ahead of Asia Society Texas Center Exhibition, a Brief History of Chinese American Immigration

Chinese immigrant and new American citizen Yi Shu holds back tears after taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony on April 9, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)
ArtsPolicy

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America opens this weekend at Asia Society Texas Center. In anticipation of the opening, here's a look at the history of Chinese immigration the U.S.

What Were the Five Most-Watched Asia Society Videos in 2014?

A look back at Asia Society's most popular videos in 2014 shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.
Multimedia

What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2014? A look back at our five most-watched videos shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.

Interview: Eric Liu on the Chinese American Dream and 'Hybrid' Identity

Eric Liu (L), author of
Lifestyle

Prior to his talk at Asia Society Northern California on July 29, Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University, discusses what it means to be Chinese American today.