45 Years of Asian American Studies @ UCLA

ACCOMPLISHMENT #1: Establishment of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center

Campbell Rally

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC) was established during the 1969-1970 academic year as a result of faculty, student, alumni, and community advocacy to enrich the entire university by contributing to an understanding of the long neglected history, rich cultural heritage, and present role of Asian Americans in our society.

Today, AASC is recognized as the leading research center in the field of Asian American Studies in the nation. It has been at the forefront of the production of knowledge about the social, cultural, and political diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. Leading experts from across the country during a review of​ the Center concluded:

"The Asian American Studies Center at UCLA is indisputably the leading Asian American Studies center in the country and an exemplary ethnic studies center of any kind, the gold standard against which all the rest are measured. It has reached impressive heights of excellence, under the visionary and tireless leadership of Director and Professor Nakanishi, supported by an excellent and academically diverse faculty across many disciplines and professional schools, and a hardworking, dedicated staff. While enjoying widespread community support, particularly in the vast Southern California region, it serves the entire nation through its research and policy work, its publications, library and archives."

 


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UCLA Asian American Studies Center
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