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Past Events


Critical Encounters Lecture Series

Lewd Chinese Women
Chy Lung v. Freeman, 1876

A historical reenactment moderated by
the Honorable Judge Denny Chin

featuring Princeton student readers
directed by R.N. Sandberg

Lewis Library, Room 120
April 3, 2014
4:30 p.m.

To see video of the event, please click here.

Wednesday, October 9, 12:00-1:20, 101 Stanhope Hall
Martin Gold, Senior Counsel at Covington and Burling
Congress and the Chinese Exclusion Laws: A Legislative History
Cosponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs

Wednesday, November 20, 4:30-5:50, 211 Dickinson Hall
Franklin Odo, Retired Founding Director of Smithsonian Institution's Asian Pacific American Center; Senior Advisor to National Park Service; Visiting Lecturer in American Studies Program
Discussion of book, Voices From The Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i
Cosponsored by the Public History Initiative

Franklin Odo
The Asian American Experience in the Nation's Service
Public Service and Public History in America

Tuesday, March 5
4:30 p.m.
Whig Hall Senate Chamber

Sponsored by Asian American Student Association and The American Whig-Cliosophic Society

The Life and Times of Chang & Eng
The New Play by Philip Kan Gotanda
Thursday, October 4, 2012
4:30pm @ 106 McCormick
Critical Encounters presented a Princeton student reading of master playwright Philip Kan Gotanda's newest play, about the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, whose early lives were spent as a touring "freak" exhibition. Charismatic and canny, they bought out their contract and toured themselves around the world, advising the king of Siam and carousing with English aristocracy before settling down on a Southern plantation, marrying sisters and fathering 21 children between them. Gotanda's new work promises to take the audience on a journey as fantastic as Chang & Eng's own.

Reading followed by a conversation with the playwright.