What does it mean to be Chinese American in this moment? Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellow Face, Kung Fu) joins author and former White House speechwriter Eric Liu to investigate.

From Zappos CEO Tony Hseih to “tiger mom” Amy Chua to the Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life and culture—at the same moment when China has emerged at the center of the global scene.

Copies of Eric Liu's A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream will be available for purchase and Liu will sign copies following the event.

 

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Brief Bios

Eric Liu is an educator, civic entrepreneur and the author of A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream. A former speechwriter and deputy policy advisor to Bill Clinton, he is the founder and CEO of Citizen University.

David Henry Hwang’s work includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Golden Child, Yellow Face, The Dance and the Railroad and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drums Song (2002 revival) and Disney's Tarzan. He is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist. Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. He won the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels Award, the 2012 Inge Award, and the 2012 Steinberg “Mimi” Award, the world’s richest playwriting prize. Hwang is currently the Residency One Playwright at New York’s Signature Theatre, which is producing a season of his plays, including the premiere of his newest work, Kung Fu.

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  • Eric Liu with David Henry Hwang: How Chinese Americans Can Save America

    Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 7:30 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Weill Art Gallery

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