Counselor Discusses Biracial Identity In Denison University Convocation
Posted: April 1, 2002
"Asian Faces, American Dreams: Exploring Biracial Identity Through Narrative," will be the topic when counselor Claire S. Chow visits Denison University. This convocation, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (April 11) in Barney Board Room is free and open to the public.
Chow will explore the complexities of integrating Asian identity with American mainstream culture and will discuss ways that Asian-Americans are caught in the crossroads of American culture and their Asian heritage. She will examine how Asian-Americans have forged their own identities in various facets of life, from coming of age, parental expectations, marriage and divorce, to career, familial relationships and aging.
Chow is a licensed marriage, family and child counselor, an adjunct professor at the John F. Kennedy University's Graduate School of Professional Psychology and a member of the Asian-American Psychological Association. She is the author ofLeaving Deep Water: Asian-American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures, a book based on the personal narratives of dozens of women from China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries. Chow also works with ACCESS, a non-profit group dedicated to providing a multi-cultural approach to end-of-life care.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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