The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Death of Detroit

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by Lauren Gutterman

“The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Death of Detroit”

a lecture by

Dr. Frank Wu, Dean and Chancellor of the University of California, Hastings College of Law and author of Yellow

Tuesday, April 30, from 12 noon – 2pm at the Faculty House at Columbia University

Dean Wu will discuss the killing of Vincent Chin, a 27 year old Chinese American apparently blamed by his attackers for the success of Japanese car companies, in Detroit in 1982. He will consider this incident with its historical context, analyzing how it became a turning point in the development of Asian American political identity.

Please RSVP to Rebecca Tatum, Rapporteur, so that we can plan for light refreshments. Her email is

Feel free to bring a lunch if you like; coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. Enter the gate on West 116th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside Drive, walk past Wien Hall, and make a right. Faculty House is the last building on the right before the Morningside Drive gate.

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