2013 05-22 Rey Ty. Asian and Asian American Panel Discussion: My Personal Journey.

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2013 05-22 Rey Ty. Asian and Asian American Panel Discussion: My Personal Journey.

  1. 1. 鄭文華 郑文华 “Mano Rey Ty Po” Odyssey of a Chinoy (Chinese Filipino)
  2. 2. Rey Ty’s Journey: Diaspora Families, Profession, & Community Service in the Philippines & Journey to the U.S.A. & the World. NOTE: Thematically arranged, not chronological.
  3. 3. Chinoy Chinese + Pinoy =Chinese Filipino
  4. 4. What’s in a Name? • 鄭文華 (Classical) • 郑文华 (Simplified) • Reynaldo (Spanish name) • “Rey” (U.S. nickname) • Ty (Chinese last name)
  5. 5. “Working with Asian & Asian American College Students: Drawing from Three Perspectives & Our Personal Stories” Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) Conference-Style Professional Development 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Lincoln Room, May 22, 2013 Sponsored by Asian American Center Northern Illinois University Rey Ty International Training Office
  6. 6. Diverse Filipin@s: >7000 islands, Hundreds of ethnicities, Hundreds of languages, Majority Christian Deep Filipino Culture
  7. 7. Muslim & Indigenous Filipin@s Deep Filipino Culture
  8. 8. My Multiple Layers of Culture 1. Deep Core: Traditional Chinese 2. Deep Core: Traditional Filipino 3. Hispanized 4. Americanized 5. Outward: Westernized in general 6. Navigate relationships 7. Understand & defend French culture
  9. 9. I was born & raised in Chinatown, Philippines. Oldest Chinatown in the world. Deep Chinese & Filipino Cultures.
  10. 10. Spanish Influence Spain colonized the Philippines Many words are in Spanish. for over 300 years.
  11. 11. U.S.A. colonized the Philippines for over 50 years. U.S. Influence English is the medium of instruction.
  12. 12. Rey Ty’s Families in China
  13. 13. Jewelry Business in China Deep Chinese Culture
  14. 14. 儒家 Deep Chinese Culture Grandma Presided over Confucian Funeral Rites for Grandpa
  15. 15. Families in China & Hong Kong Deep Chinese Culture
  16. 16. Family in China Deep Chinese Culture
  17. 17. Family in China Deep Chinese Culture
  18. 18. Japanese Aggression, World War II, Chinese Revolution & Diaspora Families in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Singapore
  19. 19. Japanese Aggression, World War II, Chinese Revolution & Diaspora of My Chinese Family to Different Asian Countries
  20. 20. Rey Ty’s Diaspora Families in Hong Kong
  21. 21. Deep Chinese Culture Diaspora Family in Hong Kong
  22. 22. Diaspora Families in Hong Kong & Taiwan Deep Chinese Culture
  23. 23. Diaspora Family in Hong Kong Deep Chinese Culture
  24. 24. Diaspora Family in Hong Kong Deep Chinese Culture
  25. 25. Diaspora Family in Hong Kong Deep Chinese Culture
  26. 26. Rey Ty’s Diaspora Families in Taiwan
  27. 27. Diaspora Families in Taiwan Deep Chinese Culture
  28. 28. Dad Was a Boat Person with Gold Bars Hidden around His Waist. Deep Filipino & Chinese Cultures (File photo from the web)
  29. 29. Rey Ty’s Family in the Philippines
  30. 30. I’m a Chinese-Filipino. “Chinoy” in the Philippines
  31. 31. Multiple Minority Identity 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Minority Chinese (Fujian, not Beijing). Minority Filipino (Leyte, not Manila). Born & raised in Chinatown, Manila, Philippines. Attend Chinese school run by European, U.S. & Canadian Jesuits. Speak Mandarin (dominant Chinese language) & Tagalog (dominant Filipino language) in school. At home: Dad spoke Fuzhouhua, Chinese neighbor spoke Xiamenhua with us, mom spoke Waray. School: English was the medium of instruction. I learned Spanish, French, & Indonesian. I had to memorize Chinese classics: Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, Mohism, etc.
  32. 32. Deep Filipino & Chinese Cultures Chinese & Filipino Family Tree
  33. 33. Filipino Family Deep Filipino Culture
  34. 34. Westernized Philippines: Mom was from landlord class.
  35. 35. Westernized Formally Raised as Roman Catholics
  36. 36. Westernized Coat & Tie with Taoist Icons 道家
  37. 37. Deep Chinese Culture Confucianism 儒家
  38. 38. Westernized Birthday Celebration
  39. 39. Westernized Birthday Celebration
  40. 40. Westernized Birthday Celebration
  41. 41. Patron of the Arts
  42. 42. Chinese Dad in Western Coat & Tie & Filipina Mom in Chinese Cheongsam Qípáo ( 旗袍 ) Attire
  43. 43. Chinese & Filipina Family in Philippine Attire Filipino Culture
  44. 44. Chinese relatives in a Virgin Mary shrine Spanish Influence
  45. 45. Different Chinese Families Spending Time Together
  46. 46. Virgin Mary & Buddha 佛 教 Mixed Influences!
  47. 47. Mixed Influences!
  48. 48. Buddhist, Hindu, Christian & Animist Art Work Interfaith Shrines Mixed Influences!
  49. 49. Mixed Influences!
  50. 50. Interfaith Shrines Interfaith Shrines Mixed Influences!
  51. 51. Mixed Influences!
  52. 52. Mixed Influences!
  53. 53. Chinese Influence Feng Shui 風水
  54. 54. Spanish-Style & Muslim-Filipino Hardwood Furniture with Buddhist Art Mixed Influences!
  55. 55. Mixed Influences!
  56. 56. Mixed Influences!
  57. 57. Mixed Influences!
  58. 58. Mixed Influences!
  59. 59. Mixed Influences!
  60. 60. Ancestral Shrine
  61. 61. International Club University of the Philippines Friends from Okinawa, Japan, Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, U.S.A., etc.
  62. 62. Rey Ty’s Profession in the Philippines
  63. 63. My Office, Faculty Center, University of the Philippines
  64. 64. Rey Ty’s Community Service in the Philippines
  65. 65. Citizens’ Alliance for Consumer Protection Deep Commitment to the Philippines
  66. 66. Several Human Rights Groups Deep Commitment to the Philippines
  67. 67. National Council of Churches in the Philippines Deep Commitment to the Philippines
  68. 68. Non-Governmental Organizations Deep Commitment to the Philippines
  69. 69. Non-Governmental Organizations Deep Commitment to the Philippines
  70. 70. I Joined 1986 People-Power Revolution
  71. 71. Rey Ty’s Nomadic Global Teaching
  72. 72. India
  73. 73. India
  74. 74. India
  75. 75. India
  76. 76. Stayed in Mumbai Slums, India with Social Workers
  77. 77. Switzerland Human Rights, Peace & Laws of War
  78. 78. Germany Human Rights & Diversity
  79. 79. Germany Human Rights & Diversity
  80. 80. Human Rights & Diversity Germany
  81. 81. Lobbying before the United Nations & International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  82. 82. Rey Ty’s st 1 Journey to the U.S.A.
  83. 83. University of California, Berkeley First Master’s Degree
  84. 84. University of California, Berkeley
  85. 85. Spanish & Latin American Friends Mexico Peru Mexico Uruguay Spain Mexico
  86. 86. University of California, Berkeley Japanese friend
  87. 87. University of California, Berkeley Some close friends Kuwait Japan Japan France U.S.A. U.S.A. Ghana U.S.A. Japan
  88. 88. Cross-Enrolled, Harvard University
  89. 89. Reunion October 2012, University of California, Berkeley
  90. 90. Rey Ty’s Journey to France
  91. 91. University of Paris, France French Civilization, Business French, etc.
  92. 92. First trip to France, I stayed with our Diaspora Taiwanese family.
  93. 93. Second trip to France, I stayed with my French Harvard roommate, his brother & a Harvard graduate.
  94. 94. Volunteer Work in Paris, France Paris, France
  95. 95. Rey Ty’s 2 Journey nd to the U.S.
  96. 96. I survived acts of racism in DeKalb.
  97. 97. Organizing Asians Northern Illinois University
  98. 98. Organizing Southeast Asians Northern Illinois University
  99. 99. Organizing Asian Americans Northern Illinois University
  100. 100. Peace Vigil Every Friday
  101. 101. Training Coordinator, International Training Office Northern Illinois University
  102. 102. Native Americans
  103. 103. Interfaith Work Mosque
  104. 104. Interfaith Work Mosque
  105. 105. Interfaith Work: Synagogue
  106. 106. Interfaith Work Theravada Temple
  107. 107. Interfaith Work Mahayana Temple
  108. 108. International & Intercultural Solidarity
  109. 109. Christian & Muslim Filipin@s
  110. 110. Indigenous Filipin@s
  111. 111. I listen to alternative rock, pop, classical, opera, hip hop, French, Tagalog, Spanish, Portuguese Chinese music, & more.
  112. 112. Diaspora Family in the U.S.A. • California & New Jersey
  113. 113. Diaspora Family in Canada • Toronto & Vancouver, Canada
  114. 114. Influences from China, Spain, U.S.A., Philippines, France
  115. 115. My Multiple Layers of Culture 1. Third Layer: French 2. Second Layer: (Spanish & U.S.) 3. First Deep Layer: Chinoy (Chinese & Filipino)
  116. 116. In Summary I’m a Hispanized, Americanized, Frenchified, Westernized Chinoy (Chinese-Filipino)
  117. 117. I’m a Hispanized Americanized Frenchified Westernized Chinese-Filipino.
  118. 118. I’m a Hispanized Americanized Frenchified Westernized Chinese-Filipino.
  119. 119. Now, I end up… 1. “Glocal”: Cosmopolitan but grounded 2. Working for justice, peace, & human rights. 3. More open minded. 4. More accepting, though, still questioning. 5. Truly secular but simultaneously truly interfaith. 6. Make visible minorities. 7. Navigate different worlds.
  120. 120. Jump Shots: Fun things I have to do in my job!
  121. 121. Rey Ty’s Journey: Diaspora Families, Profession, & Community Service in the Philippines & Journey to the U.S.A. & the World. NOTE: Thematically arranged, not chronological.
  122. 122. “Working with Asian & Asian American College Students: Drawing from Three Perspectives & Our Personal Stories” Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) Conference-Style Professional Development 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Lincoln Room, May 22, 2013 Sponsored by Asian American Center Northern Illinois University

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