When Two Worlds Meet: East Asian Experiences in the West and at Dartmouth

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When Two Worlds Meet: East Asian Experiences in the West and at Dartmouth

An exhibit on display in the Class of 1965 Galleries at Rauner Special Collections Library and curated by Hannah Chung, the Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow

Friday, March 3, 2017
Rauner Special Collections Library in Webster Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Exhibitions

East Asian and Asian-American students have been the most rapidly growing minority groups at Dartmouth College since the mid-20th century. However, archival records on the communities’ experiences are scarce as it was only around the 1970s that these students began to organize collectively around their shared ethnic and cultural identities. This exhibit provides perspective on East Asian and Asian-American student experiences on campus by looking at the archival records of some of the very first students of Asian descent at Dartmouth. To contextualize these students’ experiences at Dartmouth, the exhibit also presents glimpses of larger historical conversations between East Asia and the West. These conversations include attempts by East Asians to document and communicate their cultural heritage and life experiences to Western audiences. The other side of the conversation consists of Western perceptions and interpretations of East Asian civilizations, whether accurate or not.

To learn more, visit http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/exhibits/when-two-worlds-meet.html.

For more information, contact:
Morgan Swan

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