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Qing Ming Festival with Douglas Chong & Asian American Studies with Professor Franklin Ng (SHOW #65, March 28, 2020)

I extend my sincerest thanks to the following for making the March 28, 2020 broadcast possible: Catherine Ladnier and John Mickey Robinson; Sue Hill McClenachan, and Kevin M.J. O'Connor of the Jeffrey Matthews Group, William J. Stempel and listeners to the Asia Today with Jeffrey Bingham Mead Show. You're invited to help make future broadcasts possible through our GoFundMe campaign link above or by contacting us at [email protected].

The annual Qing Ming (Tomb Sweeping) Festival will be one week from today.  We’re featuring an encore conversation about it with Mr. Douglas Chong, director of the Hawaii Chinese History Center in Honolulu’s Chinatown. 

At around the same time while I was in Hawaii met with Professor Franklin Ng at the nearby Hawaii Heritage Center. The Center is a non-profit organization that educates the public about the rich and diverse history of the Hawaiian Islands. It offers walking tours, workshops and public exhibits in Honolulu’s Chinatown. My special thanks and sincerest aloha goes to Ms. Karen Motosue, director of the Center, for introducing us. 

Surrounded by an impressive cultural gallery and artifacts on display, you’ll hear about the Asian American immigrant experience and Professor Ng’s 40 years of work on Asian American studies programs in which was was professor of anthropology and Asian American Studies at California State University, Fresno. 

He is the editor of the Asian American Encyclopedia, the author of Taiwanese Americans, and the co-author of Asian American Issues. He is also the editor of the Routledge series, Studies in Asian Americans: Reconceptualizing Culture, History, and Politics

Professor Ng’s areas of specialization include Asian American studies, East Asian Studies, Cultural Anthropology, American-East Asian relations and International History. 

From 2004 to 2006, Ng served as president of the Association of Asian American Studies. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Amerasia JournalThe Journal of American Ethnic History, and Chinese America: History and Perspectives, and was the former editor of the Journal of American-East Asian Relations.

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