The Chinese American Dream

Photo: New America

When

September 18, 2014

6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Where

New America NYC

199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B

New York, NY 10012

China’s growing dominance as a world power raises a litany of questions for Chinese Americans. The Chinese American experience is one of marked achievement, but also of challenges with privatization and discrimination that often place breaks between immigrant parents and their own children in the generations that follow. The value and impact of both blended cultures has, subsequently, never been more salient.

For what Eric Liu calls the “ABC”s, American-born Chinese, this age of widening inequality and demographic flux begs the timeless question, “Who is us?” Join New America NYC for a conversation between Eric Liu and New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas on the state of immigration, its impact on mobility, and what it means to be Chinese and American in this age.

Copies of Eric Liu's A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream will be available for purchase.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: @NewAmericaNYC and #NANYC.

Participants:

Introduction by Emily Parker Digital Diplomacy Advisor and Future Tense Fellow, New America @emilydparker

Eric Liu
Founder and CEO, Citizen University Author, A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream
@ericpliu

Anand Giridharadas
Columnist, The New York Times Author, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas
@AnandWrites