Author: Larry Tung
Bio: A native of Taiwan, Larry Tung was a political reporter for the English-language Taiwan News before moving to New York in 2000. Upon receiving his M.F.A. in Television Production from Brooklyn College, he has been a journalist, an independent documentary filmmaker and an educator. His films have been shown in numerous film festivals in North America and Europe. Currently he writes a column on immigrant communities in New York City for the Online Journalism Award-winning Gotham Gazette. He also teaches video production at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
Posted on: 03 Jul 2012
Asian Americans gathered to discuss the legacy of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American man whose tragic death 30 years ago served as a rallying point for pan-Asian American activists.
Posted on: 08 Feb 2012
Thousands of New Yorkers celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Dragon over the past two weeks. Reporter Larry Tung was one of them, and he brings us an audio slideshow from the annual Chinese New Year parade in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Posted on: 06 Dec 2011
Community organizers and preservationists say Chinatown needs special zoning to maintain its character and long-term residents. They want 50 percent of units in new housing developments to be set aside for low income tenants.
Posted on: 14 Nov 2011
The redrawing of electoral districts is always a political power play. This year, Asian American activists in New York want to ensure that the community’s political influence is not dissipated by district lines.
Posted on: 01 Mar 2011
The Miss AsiaNYC beauty pageant aims to create awareness and establish a supportive community for transgender Asian women in New York, and to reveal just how profoundly the members of this group are on the margins of society.
Posted on: 10 Feb 2011
A spectacular parade in the heart of Chinatown kicked off the Chinese lunar new year 4709. Larry Tung brings us an audio slideshow of New Yorkers ringing in the Year of the Rabbit.
Posted on: 31 Jan 2011
While Amy Chua’s recent essay has created a new image of Chinese parenting, many different parenting styles are practiced by Chinese Americans.
Posted on: 31 Dec 2010
Feet in Two Worlds fellow Larry Tung takes a video tour of one of the best-kept secrets in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Posted on: 06 Dec 2010
The report by the Southern Poverty Law Center follows a rash of anti-gay crimes in New York. A gay advocate says immigrant members of the LGBTQ community are especially vulnerable.
Posted on: 27 Oct 2010
With help from grassroots groups, Asian Americans are becoming a rising force in New York City politics. Watch Larry Tung’s video documenting their ascent.