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John Kuo Wei Tchen

Associate Professor, Gallatin School; Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis , Asian Pacific American Studies

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D., 1992
New York University; M.A. 1987
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973


(212) 998-3695


(212) 995-4705

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Cross-cultural and community studies; New York City history; Asians in the Americas; race, colonialism, and museums; dialogic theory; and radical pedagogy .


Charles S. Frankel Prize from the National Endowment for the Humanities; City of New York Mayors Award of Honor for Arts and Culture.

New York before Chinatown : Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882 (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1999)

Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's old ChinatownK, ed. (New York: Dover, 1984)

Updated on 08/07/2015