Divided Loyalty: Being Chinese in America
Where: China Institute
100 Washington St.
212-744-8181 Price: Non-members $15; Members FREE
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Playwright David Henry Hwang and musician Du Yun in conversation about the challenges of being Chinese in Trump’s America. Nancy Yao Maasbach, President of the Museum of Chinese in America, will moderate.
This event is co-presented by the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and is part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America Festival.
Speakers: David Henry Hwang, Du Yun, Nancy Yao Maasbach
What is it like to be Chinese in America these days? Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, author of M Butterfly, will be joined by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Du Yun, and Nancy Yao Maasbach, President of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) to explore complex questions of identity. As anti-China rhetoric rises, Chinese in this country – from long-time U.S. citizens to newly arrived students – are placed on the defensive, often having to publicly declare their political loyalties. At the same time, the Chinese government – playing on ethnic loyalty – pulls on their heartstrings, with messaging aimed at gaining support for China’s policies.