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Anti-Chinese Immigration and Apocalypse in US History

Thursday, April 22, 2021

This talk is part of the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium.

Event Time

April 22, 2021 | Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST)
April 22, 2021 | Thursday
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm China Standard Time (CST)

Participation Format


Registration is required to obtain a ZOOM Conference access link, which will be sent to your registration email or phone shortly. Please enter the ZOOM room 15 minutes before the starting time. When the room is full, latecomers will not be able to access the ZOOM conference.

Registration

Participants within China can click “HERE” further below to register. Participants from outside of China can use the following link to register:
https://yalecenterbj.glueup.cn/event/anti-chinese-immigration-and-apocalypse-in-us-history-31361/

Please send an email to yalecenterbeijing@yale.edu if there are any problems.

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LANGUAGE

The language of the event will be English.

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Recording (audiotaping or videotaping) during the event is not allowed.

The Event

Since its "discovery," America has been imagined as a heavenly destination, identified with the New Jerusalem of the Bible as a paradise and refuge. This apocalyptic metaphor has also helped create exclusionary and violent policies against unwanted people groups. This talk will focus on US policies and attitudes toward Chinese immigration and the influence of apocalyptic metaphors and conceptualizations of America.

The Speaker

 

Yii-Jan Lin
Associate Professor of New Testament, Yale University

Professor Lin specializes in textual criticism, the Revelation of John, critical race theory, gender and sexuality, and immigration. Her book, The Erotic Life of Manuscripts, examines how metaphors of race, family, evolution, and genetic inheritance have shaped the goals and assumptions of New Testament textual criticism from the eighteenth century to the present.

Her current book project, Immigration and Apocalypse: The Revelation of John in the History of American Immigration, focuses on apocalypticism and the use of Revelation in the political discourse surrounding American immigration – both in utopian visions of America and dystopian fear of “outsiders.”

Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co. Inc. the Yale Center Beijing is pleased to host the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium, which will convene thought leaders from all sectors who, in the spirit of Mr. Greenberg, play pivotal roles in building bridges among China, the U.S., and the rest of the world.

Mr. Greenberg has been a member of Yale Center Beijing’s Executive Council and retired as the Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG). In 2018, he was awarded the China Reform Friendship Medal.

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