AZ Bans Ethnic Studies

AZ Bans Ethnic Studies

As reported in the The Huffington Post and other media outlets, as of the new year, Ethnic Studies courses, activities, and education is banned in the state of Arizona by means of HB 2281. Author and activist Randall Amster writes “With HB 2281, the intention is not so much to expel or harass as it […]

Filipino American Artist

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 […]

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 […]

Photographic Exhibit: Shuttered Lives

Photographic Exhibit: Shuttered Lives

In cooperation with The Human Rights Center, the South/Southeast Asia Library, and the Berkeley Programs For Study Abroad, Asian American Studies co-sponsored Shuttered Lives: A Photographic Exhibit of the Pierre Toutain-Dorbec Collection in the Doe Library from January 15 to April 18, 2010. Created by Professor Khatharya Um, these photographs show Cambodian refugees in the […]

Korean Studies Symposium

Korean Studies Symposium

On April 30, Asian American Studies co-sponsored, with the Center for Korean Studies, an all-day symposium on Korean American and Korean Diaspora Studies. Symposium organizers were Professors Elaine H. Kim of UC Berkeley and Christine Hong of UC Santa Cruz. Topics include War Diaspora, and Reunification Labor Migration Diaspora Community Formations Trafficking Sex Work Neo-liberalism […]

Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin

On March 2, Chinese American writer Marilyn Chin, who recently published Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen: A Manifesto in 41 Tales, read from and talked about the book in Professor Sau-ling Wong’s Asian American Short Story class. Marilyn Chin also conducted a creative writing workshop for Asian American and Ethnic Studies graduate students. The Asian American […]