Feb 3 Panel: China’s Ambition Grows As the Global Economy Slows

FORECAST ASIA:  China’s Ambition Grows as the Global Economy Slows
When:  6pm-8pm, Tuesday Feb 3
Where: Asia Society San Francisco

Renowned economists, investment analysts and scholars gather together for a high-level discussion on macroeconomic trends and future prospects in China. We ask for 2015:  Will China be the engine for growth or will its slowdown prove a global economic millstone? Can China propel itself beyond the middle-income trap? Can its leadership decisively wean the economy away from the old drivers of growth?  Speakers include Jack Wadsworth, Honorary Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia. More Info.
This Asia Society event is co-sponsored by the 1990 Institute, along with Cal-Asia Business Council, ChinaSF, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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Sunday Jan 25 | Dim Sum with Jeff & Hudson Yang

Please join us for The 1990 Institute’s first event of our 25th Anniversary year!
The limited seats will sell out fast, so buy your tickets today!



Sunday, January 25 |  a  DIM SUM BENEFIT


a Dim Sum Chat with special guests

o  Hudson Yang, “Fresh Off the Boat” star

o  Jeff Yang, WSJ’s Tao Jones Columnist and Hudson’s dad

WHEN:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: CityView Restaurant
662 Commercial St, San Francisco
(btw Kearny & Montgomery)

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Join us for a family affair — a delicious CityView dim sum brunch and a lively fireside chat with one of our Youth Voices On China (YVOC) father & son judging teams.

In this special conversation, Jeff Yang will explore how this moment may be a pivotal time for Asian Americans on screen — and in broader global society. He’ll also share a preview clip of the forthcoming ABC series Fresh Off the Boat, starring his 11-year-old son Hudson Yang, followed by a brief discussion between the two and then audience Q&A.

Jeff will share his Hollywood anecdotes and address:

  • o  The history of Asian media images in American entertainment
  • o  How pervasive stereotypes have impacted the way that Asian Americans and Asians abroad are perceived and treated in the U.S. professional and political landscape
  • The demographic and cultural shifts that have led to dramatic change in the climate for Asians in popular culture, culminating in this year’s historic release of the first Asian American family sitcom to appear on network primetime TV in 20 years.
  • The opportunities that exist beyond television for Asian Americans in media and entertainment…and beyond U.S. borders, on the global cultural landscape


Jeff Yang is the Futures Company’s multicultural consumer insights guru. As also Wall Street Journal’s Tao Jones columnist, he regularly writes about the rising impact of Asian culture, ideas, media and products in the U.S.  Check out his “Stage Dad Diaries” pieces on the Hollywood journey with Hudson.

Fresh Off the Boat (FOTB) is the second Asian American family comedy on ever network primetime and is the TV adaptation of celebrity chef/multimedia personality Eddie Huang‘s best-selling childhood memoir.  This comedy by Nahnatchka Khan (American Dad)  follows the hip-hop loving young Eddie (Hudson Yang) and his family as they move from Washington D.C.’s Chinatown to suburban Orlando in 1995 — the setting of a culture clash.
Catch the premiere on ABC on Tuesday February 4 at 8:30 and 9:30pm, as well as Wednesday February 10 at 8pm, its regular timeslot premiere.
P.S. Don’t miss the how chef Eddie Huang is already stirring up controversy with the FOTB show, which is based on his book “Fresh Off the Boat:  A Memoir.  .
This event is co-sponsored by The Asia Society.




  • Buy Tickets by Friday January 23!
  • Seats are limited.  Advance tickets only.
  • COST:  $59 for Adults; $25 for Students age 18 & under
  • MENU:  Enjoy Shanghai Xiao Lung Bao, chive dumplings and more!
  • Event proceeds help support our Youth Voices on China program.



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