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The New Yorker: Remembering a Pioneer of Asian-American Studies

May 5, 2017

About a week before he died, in March, at the age of seventy-five, Peter Kwong sat with his old friend Wing Lam in the offices of the Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association, in New York’s Chinatown. The two men had known each other for nearly half a century. Kwong, who in his productive and varied life was an activist, journalist, filmmaker, and professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, was helping Lam, the executive director of the C.S.W.A., plan a new education center for immigrant workers.