For over forty years, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has been at the forefront of educating the American public about the intellectual, cultural, and political diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.
The Center has sought to advance new fields of scholarship and teaching in Asian American Studies since its founding. The individual work of the Center's faculty, staff, and students, as well as the larger-scale projects of its affiliated research institutes, continue that legacy.
Walter and Shirley Wang Establish First Endowed Chair and Program on US-China Relations and Chinese American Studies
George and Sakaye Aratani Pledge $1 Million Community Advancement Research Endowment at the Center
Yuji Ichioka Endowed Fund for Social Justice
Internationally renowned historian and Asian American Studies pioneer Yuji Ichioka died on Sunday, September 1, 2002, in Los Angeles. Prof. Ichioka dedicated much of his life to social justice and scholarly research in the U.S., Japan, and Latin America.
AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice, and Community
AAPI Nexus is a national journal focusing on policies, practices and community research to benefit the nation’s burgeoning Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. AAPI Nexus draws from professional schools and applied social science scholars as well as practitioners and public policy advocates with the goal of reinvigorating Asian American Studies' mission of serving communities and generating practical research.
The first issue of AAPI Nexus Journal was released in the Fall of 2003, and focused on community development. Since then, AAPI Nexus has covered the following topics: Aging; Art & Cultural Institutions; Community Development; Civil Rights; Education; Employment/Work Issues; Health; Mental Health; Model Minority Myth; Welfare Reform; Voting; Youth; Immigration; and Labor. Click here for a list of back issues.