Spring 2013 Majors Dinner

Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies majors gathered for dinner together on April 26, 2013 at Mandarin Gardens. Yum!

“Asian American Food Matters: Culture, Politics, Community” Symposium

ASIAN AMERICAN FOOD MATTERS On March 13, 2013, four speakers were invited to speak at a symposium entitled Asian American Food Matters: Culture, Politics, Community: Dawn Mabalon, Associate Professor of history at San Francisco State University and author of Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California […]

Chizu Iiyama and Jimi Yamaichi Visit Japanese American History Class

Front row (l to r) Marissa Simon, Sayo Guillaume, Cindy Guan, Kay Kim, Vivian Cheng, Michelle Loo, Yuki Matsumoto Back row (l to r) Khoa Dao, Justin Yoo, Wendy Steiner, Ben Porter, Jeffrey Chow, Emi Nishikawa, Brett Kamita On September 20, two eminent community elders, Mrs. Chizu Kitano Iiyama and Mr. Jimi Yamaichi, spoke about […]

Graduating Seniors of 2011-2012

Congratulations to the graduating Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies majors of 2011-2012! They will be walking on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:00pm as part of the Ethnic Studies commencement in Zellerbach Playhouse. You can check out the profiles of the graduates here.

2011-2012 Veritaas Newsletter Online

Check out this year’s Asian American and Asian Diaspora Newsletter here. Previous newsletters are also available on the website.

Profiles of the Class of 2011

DAPHNE LO is an Asian American Studies major with a pre-nursing track. She intended to major in Molecular and Cellular Biology, but she found her science courses to be competitive and impersonal. She says that there was lack of one-on-one time with her science professors. She switched to Asian American Studies last Spring, having taken Asian […]

Connections Across the Pacific: Japan and Japanese American Symposium

On the weekend of October 9-11, the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) and Asian American Studies co-sponsored the CJS 50th Anniversary Special Event, organized by Professor Duncan Williams of East Asian Languages and Literature. The symposium featured Japanese and American scholars who addressed a wide range of topics illuminating intersections between Japan and Japanese America […]

Filipino American Artist

Writer and performance artist Jason Magabo Perez conducted a writing workshop and performed his mutli-media work, “The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito” to an enthusiastic crowd of students at the Multicultural Center on December 1, 2009. The Asian American Studies Program and the Asian Pacific American Student Development co-sponsored these events. In his performance, Perez […]

Japanese American Honorary Degree

During the traditional Winter Convocation held on Sunday, December 13, 2009, 42 Japanese Americans finally received the diplomas they had been working towards nearly 67 years ago, before they were forced to leave their studies as a result of Executive Order 9066. Wearing mortarboards and gowns, they were joined by family members who also accepted […]

New Film, Autumn Gem

On December 3, 2009, Asian American Studies sponsored a screening of (Qiu Jin), presented by director Rae Chang at the Multicultural Community Center. The film explores the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary heroine and women’s rights activist Qiu Jin (1875 – 1907). During the reign of the last dynasty in China, Qiu Jin boldly […]