3/14/09 -- From the Chinese photographers of the gold rush to contemporary video artists, men and women of Asian descent have produced a rich, diverse body of artwork. Examining the lives and work of artists past and present offers insights into issues of cultural hybridity, race, social climate, and transnationalism. The first panel, on the history of long-neglected artists includes Sharon Spain, associate director of the Asian American Art Project; Mark Johnson, professor of art at San Francisco State University and curator of Asian/ American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970 at the de Young Museum; Karin Higa, adjunct senior curator of art at the Japanese American National Museum; and Gordon Chang, professor of history at Stanford University. (Run Time: 1 hour, 29 min.)

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