Voices, Visibility, and Vision:

Lifting the Fog Around China and Asian Americans

The Voices, Visibility, and Vision: Lifting the Fog Around China and Asian Americans video series explores two aspects that affect Asian American lives:


  1. Real stories of U.S.-China interactions across many sectors of society and showcases life in China today. We also explore the human stories, history, culture, and prejudices that lead to the diversity of perceptions that Asian Americans and all Americans might have about China.

  2. Important facets of life for Asian Americans – it brings to light diverse stories of fellow Americans with an Asian heritage, and it also provides information on modern China and how the current perception of China is affecting Asians in America.

This video series is a multi-part, multimedia programming initiative with videos and discussions to engage a wide variety of people. The goal is to provide a more nuanced and in-depth understanding of the contemporary issues affecting Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations.


Asian Americans comprise one of the fastest growing groups in America and this is an exciting time in American history. We aim to reframe the conversation around, and therefore the perception of, Asian Americans from being a group separate and distinct from the rest of America to one that is recognized as a vital part of the fabric of the American experience.

Christmas in China

With headlines emerging every year over China’s alleged crackdown on the holiday -- ranging from “Santa Claus won’t be coming to town,” to “China cancels Christmas,” the question stands: Do people in China celebrate Christmas? This video, produced by the 1990 Institute, will give you an overview and some fun details of how Christmas has evolved and is currently celebrated in China! Visit our Reference Library to learn more about Christmas in China.

A Tale of Two Countries

What do you know about China? This video in our China in Perspectives series juxtaposes two biggest economies in the world and puts in perspective a wealthy country like the U.S. and a developing country like China to show that what happens in each country can impact each other and the world. Visit our Reference Library to learn more.

If China were a Country of 100 People

Our video series, “China in Perspective,” is designed to expose you to interesting and insightful information about contemporary China to better understand this complex and intriguing country of 1.4 billion people. This video is a primer for the series, providing a general overview of the demographic breakdown of the Chinese population, from wealth distribution to education, to social media and video game usage, and more! Visit our Reference Library to learn more.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the First Asian Superhero

Does Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings live up to the hype? How much does Shang-Chi challenge Hollywood stereotypes of Asian men? A movie like Shang-Chi is overdue and a milestone for the AAPI community, but there's still a long way to go in terms of Asian representation on the big screen! Visit our Reference Library for more information and a downloadable lesson guide.

Numbers Don't Lie? - Model Minority Myth Explained in 3 Minutes


This video unpacks the Model Minority Myth and unveils the diversity of various subgroups that make up the Asian Americans. When aggregated as a single group, disparities within specific populations are hidden, leading to misperceptions, lack of resources, and the perpetuation of poor data collection and analyses. Visit the 1990 Institute Reference Library for more supporting materials.

Call it What It Is - Racism Against Asian Americans


This compelling video captures the past and present events affecting bias and racism towards Asians in America and what this community has had to endure as Americans. Go to 1990 Institute Reference Library for  more supporting materials.

Voices, Visibility, and Vision: Lifting the Fog Around China and Asian Americans


An introduction to 1990 Institute’s video series that examines the perceptions of Asian Americans and China, and how China affects all Americans.

Our Voice Matters


The final segment of our voting series summarizes how we can make a difference in this election as an Asian American voting community. In 2020, we have the power to change the outcome, but only if we do it together. So, if there’s one thing we must do by November 3rd, it's GO OUT and VOTE!  

Learn more here.

Voting is Your Right: A Right Worth Fighting For!


Our first segment of a three-part video series on Asian American Voters will bring you back through 138 years of events that finally brought us to the ballot box today.  It was a long and arduous journey to gain our voting right, so GO OUT AND VOTE.

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Voting is Your Privilege: Unsung Heroes


Our second segment of the voting video series showcases two important Asian American suffragists: Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, an immigrant to the U.S., unable to vote herself due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, and Tye Leung Schulze, American by birth, who was the first Chinese woman to vote in a Presidential primary.

Learn more here.