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After the Dragon: Asias/Africas in NYC

A public anthropology/visual ethnography speaker series

In Fall 2022, we held a series of conversations with junior scholars, artists, and activists about Asian and Black cultures and solidarities set around New York City.

In the spirit of collaborative ethnography, our conversations on Chinese diasporic foodways and “fusion” cuisine, Black people and Black culture in China, Asian street style, Afro Asian sound and dance cultures, and African American kung fu practices highlight the importance of localized, ethnographic approaches to research.

 This series was co-organized by Harvard Anthropology PhD candidates Maya Singhal and Veronica Peterson. It was supported by the Harvard University Asia Center, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Department of Anthropology.

September 10, 2022: Cooking from Here: Food in the Chinese Diaspora

October 3, 2022: Brooklyn to Beijing: Black People, Black Culture in China

October 19, 2022: Asian Street Style

November 9, 2022: Afro Asia Beats

December 8, 2022: Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting (And Other Martial Arts)