top of page

Upcoming Teachers Workshop
March 6, 2024

Asian American Identity: At the Intersection of Perpetual Foreigner and Pop Culture Trendsetter
Media Narratives: Evaluating U.S.-China Headlines

November 15, 2023

China's rising influence makes stories about its global engagement likely to dominate news cycles. Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted much of China's media engagement, as restrictions ease and issues like trade, defense, and more resurface due to the 2024 presidential elections, it is crucial to examine how journalists report 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

New Video

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 2022 Essay Contest

Two winners selected

William Yuen Yee 

Natasha Lock

ChatAAPI - Show Logo w_ 1990 Institute Logo.jpg

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 bi-weekly

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

New Asian American Voices 2021.png

The 1990 Institute Instagram project highlighting the wonders of Asian Americans weekly

bottom of page