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Teachers Workshop
March 6, 2024

Asian American Identity: At the Intersection of Perpetual Foreigner and Pop Culture Trendsetter

Teachers Workshop
November 15, 2023

Media Narratives: Evaluating U.S.-China Headlines

This workshop brought together journalists to examine how media reports on China and its relationship with the U.S. Our panelists offer teachers a framework for understanding news headlines. 

Resource for Teachers 

What We Do
The 1990 Institute is a nonprofit that creates and supports educational programming and mobilizes collaborative leadership networks to improve mutual understanding, promote a constructive environment for U.S.-China relations, and champion the fair and equitable treatment of Asian Americans.

Envisioning a positive environment for Asian Americans

in America and for U.S.relations with China


Where Do the Fresh Graduates Go?

An Essay by 

Denise Yiran Zheng

March 15, 2024

New Video
College Essay Contest

The China Focus 2024 Essay Contest is accepting entries through April 12, 2024 

Open to college & graduate students, and recent grads.

Win up to $1000 prize

More details here


ChatAAPI is an original comedy talk show that satirizes current news and events relevant to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.


By combining comedy and education, ChatAAPI enriches our understanding of the AAPI experience and allows us to find laughter in shared experiences.

Featured Programs
New York Office

Beyond the Tiles: Making Connections Through Mahjong

Released July 13, 2023

Audiovisual Conference

Reframing Perception: Asian American Women Journalist Trailblazers

January 21, 2022

Education Books Bookshelfs

China Focus 2023 Essay Contest

1990 Institute 1st Prize Winners

Katerina Yang

Ann-Alice Tichá


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Pilot Episode

#ChatAAPI, hosted by comedian and TV host Joe Wong, pokes fun at recent news and events relevant to AAPI communities.

June 1, 2023


Published monthly

Annual Report

A review of what we have done in 2022

Reference Library

Visit to find additional information on topics featured in our videos, webinars, and downloadable lesson guides for 9-12 grade teachers

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The 1990 Institute Instagram project highlighting the wonders of Asian Americans

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