BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, is presenting an exhibit by St. Francis psychology professor and photographer Uwe P. Gielen called “Dragon Seed: The Chinese in New York.”
Gielen has spent years studying the immigrant Chinese populations of New York City for a number of lectures and papers. Now he brings his words to life with a series of photographs that show members of the various Chinese communities in a variety of settings and locations.
“Dragon Seed: The Chinese in New York” is on display in the St. Francis College Callahan Center from now through April 27 and is open free to the public during the college’s normal business hours.
The 27 photographs reflect different aspects of Chinese society: places, children and their families, adolescents and young adults, maturity and the chinese symbolic and religious universe.
Gielen is the executive director of the Institute for International and Cross- Cultural Psychology at St. Francis College. He has edited 18 books dealing with a broad range of psychological topics from an international perspective.
Together with Ting Lei, Jonathan Palumbo and Chenmu Xing, he is preparing the manuscript From Adversity to Achievement: Growing Up Chinese in New York City.
“Dragon Seed” also kicks off the Toward a Global Psychology three-day conference that begins Thursday with a lecture by keynote speaker Michael J. Stevens on “What Terrorists Really Want and Why They Fail” at 5 p.m. in the college’s Founders Hall.