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Event Recap: Talk Story- The History of Martial Arts in DC

  On July 25th, 2021, the 1882 Foundation held its first event of three discussing martial arts in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Panelists Master Raymond Wong, Sunny Luk, and Harry Chow discussed their kung fu experiences as Chinese Americans in the D.C. area.  The panelists first discussed how and why they got involved with kung fu. Self-defense was the common thread between the three panelists, but the media also played a substantial role. Wong was intrigued by 70s spy movies. As a result, his…


1882 Symposium VIII Session 2: Innovative Practices in Museums & beyond for Commemoration & Healing

Ed Tepporn, Barbara Wyatt, Catherine Lo, Dr. Warner Wood, Justin Hoover, Cassie Chinn Description: In the second session of  1882 Symposium VIII, panelists discuss ways in which museums and businesses work together to build community and fight for social justice.Coverage (place): Coverage (Gregorian calendar): Coverage (Chinese calendar):Theme:Subject: Date: 6/4/2021Format: MP4Language: EnglishIdentifier: 2021/01


Talk Story Review: Asian America Rising with 1882 Summer 2020 Interns

On Sunday, July 12th, a group of 1882 Summer Interns led a discussion on current issues within the Asian and Pacific Islander American community. The speakers gave a general overview of various political, cultural, and social challenges that Asian Americans currently face — with the caveat that they are first, not representative of Asian America and second, not experts on any given issue. Interns Lauren Eng, Saniya Han, Susan Li, Hayle Wesolowski, and Kyle Wang (read more about them at Our Team) discussed five main…

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Talk Story Review: American Exodus with Professor Charlotte Brooks

The 1882 Foundation hosted a Talk Story on June 21st with Charlotte Brooks, an Asian American history professor at The City University of New York, Baruch College. Ms. Brooks studies race, immigration, and the Chinese diaspora. During the event, she discussed her newest book, American Exodus: Second Generation Chinese Americans in China: 1901-1949, which explores the little-known history of native-born Chinese American citizens who left the United States to settle permanently in China during the first half of the 20th century.   After brief introductions by…


Talk Story Review: Flower Drum Song

Talk Story featured a presentation and discussion of portions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical movie from 1961, Flower Drum Song, at the regular monthly event on September 15, 2019.  The program was moderated by former OCA-DC board member Jenny Cho, author of Chinese in Hollywood, and she included a brief history of Chinese and Asians involvement in movies, dating back to the silent film era.  She told about the classic 1916 film, The Curse of Quon Gwon, Anna Mae Wong, and other historical facts. But…


Talk Story Review: A Conversation with Poet Wing Tek Lum

On August 4, the 1882 Foundation had the honor to host renowned poet Wing Tek Lum for Talk Story. Wing Tek’s past publications include Expounding the Doubtful Points (1987) and The Nanjing Massacre: Poems (2013). That same weekend, Wing Tek was in Washington, D.C. for the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival, where he participated on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, Wing Tek paid the 1882 Foundation a visit to Chinatown to share his unpublished poems and working drafts of his new collection at Talk…