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Asian American Fiction: Films & Videos

Some resources for doing background research on Asian American studies, history and finding literary criticism about specific authors.

Passing Poston, A Discussion with the Filmmakers

CUNY Asian American/Asian Research Institute & Hunter College Asian American Studies Program event from 20 Feb. 2007. Filmmakers Ruth Okimoto, Joe Fox and James Nubile visit for a discussion about their film, Passing Poston. (57:16)

Streaming Videos (on-campus only)

American Born Chinese by Gene Yang

(02:35) Gene Yang talks about themes and characters.

Documentary - Chinatown: Immigrants in America

(1976) (28:10)  Focusing on individual stories to expose broader issues,Chinatown: Immigrants in America is an unflinching document of Asian immigrants under pressure to assimilate into mainstream culture and struggling to survive in America. It provides crucial insight for discussions on immigration, ethics and the Chinese community in American cities.

George Takei, TEDx Talk 2013

George Takei (the original Sulu from Star Trek) on Japanese American internment

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