A Chinaman’s Chance

From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese- Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese-Americans are emerging at just the same moment when China has emerged — and indeed may displace America — at the center of the global scene. What does it mean to be Chinese-American in this moment? And how does exploring that question alter our notions of just what an American is and will be?

Speakers: Eric Liu, Elliot Gerson
Festival: 2014

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