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Teaching Asian American Narratives through Literature

Asian American representation is too often missing from classrooms, but educators can incorporate Asian American perspectives through literature to expand the understanding of challenges that Asian Americans had and continue to face. For resources on how to do this, please visit our Reference Library.

You're invited to our next Teachers Workshop on  September 27 | 3:30 pm Pacific | 

Statement on United States Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling

Bucking decades of precedent, the United States Supreme Court has struck down affirmative action, leaving universities unable to consider race as a factor in their admissions process. The Court heard arguments in two cases brought against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by Students for Fair Admissions, which believed the schools’ admission processes using affirmative action discriminated against

Asian American applicants.

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 postive 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

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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 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

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

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