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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Chautauqua Institution celebrates the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • The Importance of Language and Culture

    Originally recorded at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, July 25, 2019.

    This lecture by J. Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier was presented in 2019 during Chautauqua Institution's week exploring "The Life of the Spoken Word."

    J. Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier is the E Ola! Learning Designer and Facilitator at Kamehameha S...

  • Long Term Consequences of China's One-Child Policy

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

    Mei Fong is an author and journalist, whose work covering Hong Kong and China earned her a shared Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Her stories on China’s migrant workers also won a 2006 Human Rights Press Award from Amnesty...

  • Fenggang Yang

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

    Fenggang Yang is Professor of Sociology and the founding Director of the Center on Religion and the Global East at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, as well as the founding Editor of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society...

  • Robin R. Wang

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

    Robin R. Wang is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and The Berggruen Fellow (2016-17) at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University. Her teaching and resea...

  • CLSC: Steph Cha

    Originally broadcast at 7 pm ET Thursday, April 8, 2021.

    A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in LA, Your House Will Pay follows two families—one Korean-American, one African-American—grappling with the effects of a decades-old crime. In the wake of the police shooting of a black teen...

  • CLSC: Ma Jian

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 1, 2021.

    Presented alongside the Chautauqua Lecture Series, Ma Jian’s work — an unflinching satire of totalitarianism — offers a counternarrative to the sweeping “China Dream” of President Xi Jinping’s administration. The novel exposes the dama...

  • CLSC: "The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives"

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 27, 2020.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen presents The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives.

    Nguyen’s book is a collection of original essays by writers from around the world, and a compelling look at what it means ...

  • Artist Interview: Wu Fei

    Originally broadcast at 6 p.m. ET Friday, June 25, 2021.

    Artist Interview: Wu Fei

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectu...

  • An Evening Piano Recital with Jon Nakamatsu

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    Jon Nakamatsu, Chautauqua favorite and 1997 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, presents an evening recital that will include masterworks by Mozart and Chopin. Each summer at Chautauqua, Nakamatsu leads professional-level masterclasses and priv...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part I

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. ET Sunday, December 6, 2020.

    Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessl...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part II

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. ET Sunday, December 20, 2020.

    The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Now in ...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part III

    Originally broadcast at 4 pm ET Saturday, February 6, 2021.

    Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessl...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part IV

    Originally broadcast at 4 pm ET Sunday, February 7, 2021.

    Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly ...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part V

    Originally broadcast at 4 pm ET Saturday, March 20, 2021.

    Op. 95 "Serioso" and Op. 59, No. 3

    Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communica...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part VI

    Originally broadcast at 4 pm ET Sunday, March 21, 2021.

    Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge

    Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative per...

  • Only Art Held Me, Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part VII

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. ET Sunday, May 9, 2021.

    Program 7: op. 131

    Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances ...

  • Ying Quartet

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, August 24, 2020.

    Program:
    Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, op. 95, "Serioso"
    Antonin Dvořák: Quartet in E-flat major, op. 51, "Slavonic”

    Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a positi...

  • Chautauqua Piano Competition Winners' Recital

    Originally broadcast at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 11, 2021.

    Bringing top young pianists from the Americas, Asia, and Europe to Chautauqua each summer, the Piano Program culminates in the Chautauqua Piano Competition, a highlight each season in the programming of the School of Music. This year, t...