Shows: April 21, 2009

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Henry Chang's Year of the Dog

Keynes in Beijing: Chinese and U.S. Responses to the Global Financial Crisis

What is China doing to respond to the global financial crisis? It’s an interesting question in itself, but asking it can also help us understand the response of our own U.S. government. A number of commentators have suggested that China has undertaken a more thorough version of a new New Deal, involving a more extensive stimulus package and government control of the banking sector, which was only nominally private in China to begin with. Join us as author and professor PETER KWONG breaks down Chinese and American bailouts.

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Henry Chang: A Chinatown Walking Tour with the Mystery Writer

Secret Alleyways. Tong Wars. Hatchet Fights. Underground gambling dens. Is this Chinatown or “Chinatown”? APF asked author HENRY CHANG, a lifelong resident of New York’s Chinatown who has written about its dark sides in two mystery novels, Chinatown Beat and Year of the Dog, to take us on a walking tour. Chang shows us his Chinatown, the real-life setting of long-ago hatchet fights between rival benevolent associations to present-day activities of transnational triads. Along the way, he shares some hidden gems such as Chinatown’s best tofu spot and a stunning Buddhist Temple tucked away in an unlikely corner. Join us as we see Chinatown past and present through the eyes of one of its native sons and most evocative storytellers.

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Students Sound Off: The NYC Asian American Student Conference

This past Saturday the 3rd annual New York City Asian American Student Conference brought together students from Hunter, Columbia, Fordham and Brooklyn College on NYU’s campus. The all-day free affair drew in about 400 people and included workshops addressing issues like queer identity, racism, media, poetry, and voting rights. The focus at this year’s conference was acting in order to empower their generation. Michelle Geslani attended the conference and files a report for APF.

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