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.


30 Years After the Murder of Vincent Chin: Where do Asian Americans Stand?

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.

Chinatown Rings in the Year of the Dragon

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.

Activists Say Chinatown Should Get Special Zoning

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.

Immigrants Want Redistricting to Reflect the Changing City

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.

Beauty Pageant Puts Transgender Asian Immigrants in the Limelight

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.

Chinatown Parade Rings in the Year of the Rabbit

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.

Immigrant Parenting: Tiger Moms, Mouse Mothers and Earning Your Child’s Respect

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.

A Video Postcard From NYC’s Columbus Park

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.

New Report Shows Gays Are Most Targeted for Hate Crimes

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.

Voter Associations Work to Turn Out Asian Americans in New York’s Election

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.