Past Events

Phare, The Cambodian Circus presents 'Khmer Metal'

Phare, The Cambodian Circus presents ‘Khmer Metal’

  Phare, The Cambodian Circus presents ‘Khmer Metal’ at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center on Sunday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at http://pharecircus.org/ustour2015/. Taking place over one evening in a grungy bar, ‘Khmer Metal’ tells stories of urban life in modern Cambodia through dance, theatre, breathtaking acrobatics and original, live music. CNN calls it an […]

"Monstress" Now Performing at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

“Monstress” Now Performing at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

From the A.C.T. Event Page: “In these two tales of contemporary Filipino-American life in California, adapted from the acclaimed collection of short stories by San Francisco author Lysley Tenorio, a vibrant array of characters strive for personal transformations that are seemingly impossible, wonderfully moving, and distinctly theatrical. The infamous headline-making eviction of Filipino residents from […]

Elaine H. Kim Retirement Celebration

Elaine H. Kim Retirement Celebration

After 44 years of dedicated service to the university, Professor Elaine H. Kim will be retiring this year. Professor Kim received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.A. from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She also received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of […]

Celebrating Filipino History and Culture

Celebrating Filipino History and Culture

Please join us for a screening of the film DELANO MANONGS: FORGOTTEN HEROES OF THE UNITED FARM WORKERS MOVEMENT with filmmaker Marissa Aroy and a reading from Lysley Tenorio’s Monstress: Stories on April 15th 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the Multicultural Community Cneter (MCC). Meet Marissa and Lysley and enjoy light refreshments.

Hannah Michell and The Defections

Hannah Michell and The Defections

AAADS lecturer Hannah Michell’s debut novel, “The Defections,” published in February, 2014, is a narrative set in the backdrop of the turbulent geopolitical climate between modern day South Korea and North Korea. The novel follows the stories of three displaced characters, each suffering from a sense of “unbelonging” in the metropolis of Seoul: Mia, a […]

Building Our Legacy: A Kickoff  Dinner for the 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign on November 7th

Building Our Legacy: A Kickoff Dinner for the 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign on November 7th

  The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS) Program, formerly known as Asian American Studies (AAS), will be hosting a kick-off dinner on Friday, November 7th at the Far East Café in San Francisco for a five-year fundraising campaign in connection with the 50th Anniversary of program. It was in 1969 that Asian American Studies was […]

FALL 2014 Events

FALL 2014 Events

Fall 2014 Events Lau v. Nichols ConferenceFriday, September 12th9:00 AM-5:30 PMCity College of San Francisco, Chinatown Campus On January 21, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Lau v. Nichols that the San Francisco Board of Education illegally discriminated against non- and limited-English-speaking Chinese immigrant students by denying them equal educational opportunity. For the first […]

40th Anniversary of Lau v. Nichols Decision:  A National Conference on the Rights of Linguistic Minorities

40th Anniversary of Lau v. Nichols Decision: A National Conference on the Rights of Linguistic Minorities

  REGISTRATION To register for the conference, please complete the form below (page 5) and mail it with your registration fee to the address below.  You can also complete the registration form and return it to the attention of lcwang@berkeley.edu and pay your registration fee at the door on the day of the conference, Friday, […]

Pyongyang via Almaty: Post-Socialist Visions of North Korea

The goal of this panel is to reveal new perspectives on North Korea through the artistic and literary work of three recent visitors to it. What distinguishes these visitors is that each of them is an expert of the former Soviet Union’s Korean diaspora, or Koryo Saram, members of which helped to establish North Korea […]

Filipin@ Community at Cal’s Call for Support for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Below is a message from the Filipin@ community on the Berkeley campus regarding support for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. — This is an urgent call for your support. Various concerned groups, departments, and associations on the UC Berkeley campus have come together to create and begin mobilization towards the recent occurrences in the Philippines – […]