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Summary: Welcome by John Kuo Wei Tchen, Founding Director, Asian/Pacific American Institute at NYU, on the second day of the conference.
Jack Tchen is a facilitator, teacher, historian, and curator. An associate professor at New York University, he is founding director of the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute at New York University and co-founder of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. He is also co-founder and senior historian at the Museum of Chinese in America. Tchen is the co-editor of the recently published Yellow Peril!: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear, a comprehensive repository of anti-Asian images and writings. He is also the author of the award-winning books New York before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882 and Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown, 1895-1905.
Awards include the Charles S. Frankel Prize from the National Endowment for the Humanities (renamed The National Medal of Humanities).
Introductory Remarks by John Kuo Wei Tchen, Founding Director, Asian/Pacific American Institute at NYU