Thriving While Black in China is the first session in a three-part series titled The Black American Identity in China. This session will be a discussion exploring the themes of living and working in modern-day Chinese society as a Black American. The session will not only provide insight into how several African-Americans found themselves working in and living in China but will also examine the ways in which the country's history and culture has evolved over the centuries to shape Chinese society's response to African Americans in present day.
How does Chinese society define racial identity? How do you engage with people that do not understand the history of African-Americans? How do you see your own identity while being immersed in a Chinese society?
These questions and more will be discussed and explored by three panelists with a wide range of experiences in China. Artist, musician, and creative, Tone Twisted; Deputy Program Manager, China Technology Transfer & Emerging Technologies/ Senior Advisor, China at Oxford Diplomatic Society, Shirley Martey Hargis; and U.S. Foreign Service Officer, N. Rashad Jones.
This event is hosted by The National Association for Black Engagement with Asia, Black China Caucus, and supported by Spill Stories.
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