New Film, Autumn Gem

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 […]

Japanese American Honorary Degree

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 […]

Japan’s Ethnic Minorities

Japan’s Ethnic Minorities

In the Barrows Hall Barbara Christian Conference Room on February 11, 2010, the University of Shizuoka Center for Global Studies and the Center for Japanese Studies, the Asian American Studies program, and the Center for Race and Gender Asian American Studies at Berkeley co-sponsored a workshop titled “New Ethnic Identity for Sustainable Citizenship in Japan: […]

Diaspora Tale #2: 1969

Diaspora Tale #2: 1969

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Asian ImprovArts celebrated the 40th anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Strike at the Cultural Center on Saturday, October 17, 2009, with jazz music by saxophonist Francis Wong and the Francis Wong Unit and spoken word performances by A.K. Black and dancer/choreographer Lenora Lee.

Chinese American History Field Trips

Chinese American History Field Trips

On September 27, 2009, Lecturer Harvey Dong led his Chinese American History class on a field trip to the second annual Chinatown Mall Culture Fair in Sacramento Chinatown. Students traveled by Amtrak to the exact location in Sacramento where the Western half of the Transcontinental Railroad began. Across the street from the train station was […]

Screening of Muslim Women of Minang

Screening of Muslim Women of Minang

On September 29, 2009, Asian American Studies co-sponsored, with the Beatrice Bain Research Group, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, and Townsend Center Working Group on Muslim Identities and […]

Theresa Cha Prize

Theresa Cha Prize

At the end of Spring Semester 2009, Dionne Jirachaikitti, an Asian American Studies minor, received the 2008 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Fellowship of $1,000. While maintaining a 3.5 grade point average, Dionne proved to be a committed student activist. She served the Early Academic Outreach Program through AmeriCorps as an elective instructor, college adviser, and […]