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The Chinese American Dream

Chinese children wave their national flag together with the US flags in central China's Henan province on October 29, 2012. (Getty Images)

Just as China has experienced a remarkable economic ascent, Chinese Americans too are modern exemplars of the “American Dream,” going from servitude to success in 150 years. While this achievement is impressive for so many Chinese immigrant families, not all are living that dream. Despite the tales of success, some still feel left behind, others feel anxiety with China’s economic rise, while still others continue to struggle with the idea of what it means to be an American. As the founder and CEO of Citizen University, Eric Liu explores the complexities of American identity and seeks to revitalize the idea of citizenship in the United States. Liu will touch upon what it means to be a Chinese American in this grand moment for China and the United States and how each generation throughout America’s kaleidoscope of migration and acculturation has changed this country.

To read an interview with Eric Liu and know more about hybrid identity click here.


Eric Liu, Founder and CEO, Citizen University

In partnership with the World Affairs Council

Program Agenda:

6:30 - 7:00 pm: Registration
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Program



Event Details

Tue 29 Jul 2014
7:00pm - 8:00pm

World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA

$7 Asia Society Members with Promo Code "ASCHINA"; $5 Students; $15 Nonmembers