Winnie Tam who has been a long time friend of mine is giving a talk tonight at the Asian American/ Asian Institute. Winnie is PhD candidate for UC Davis in Asian American Studies. She is a member of the GCCA’s Executive Team. She has been doing pioneering research in Chinatown which has often been a neglected area of research.
Her lecture is titled: “It’s So Much Quieter Now”:
Post-9/11 Chinatown Small Business
by Winnie Tam Hung [September 12, 2008]
In this talk, Hung focuses on Chinatown small businesses to analyze the impact of the post-9/11 decline in garment factories and the increase in Fuzhounese migration on ethnic businesses. Based on in-depth interviews with Chinatown small business owners and non-profit organizations, she finds that the events of 9/11 are part of a chain leading to increased luxury development and displacement of the area’s historically working-class residents.
Time: Fridays, 6PM to 8PM
Place: 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000,
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Light refreshments are served.
Please register at least a week in advance so that we may
anticipate the number of guests to accommodate.