Filial Debt and Other Bad Investments: Asian American Families and the Cultural Moment

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Asian American Studies Conference Room - HSSB 5024

erin Khue Ninh is author of Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature, and assistant professor in the department of Asian American studies, UCSB.  Her book on the Asian immigrant family's methods for producing a high-achieving (but low-resilience) second generation was published this year in the midst of a flurry of national debate about the Asian immigrant family's methods for producing a high-achieving (but low-resilience) second generation.  Please join us, for a discussion of what is needful and perilous in navigating this cultural moment—when a critique of the Asian family, however warranted, risks playing all too easily into nativist fears and anti-Chinese sentiment..