Vol. 1, No. 4: January-February, 1978 Preview

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Asian American Women Writer’s Colloquium Set

A colloquium on Asian American women writers, “Convergences and conversations,” will take place on January 13.

 

Vietnamese Talk Due

Tran Van Mai, Staff Development Officer at the L.A. county Indochina Social Service Demonstration Project, will discuss the cultural differences between Vietnamese and American people and apply an understanding of those differences to the social and cultural adjustment of Vietnamese immigrants in the U.S.

 

Labor Conference Lively

The first session of the Center’s Asian American Labor History Conference was held on November 18, with approximately fifty people in attendance.

 

On The Home Front

In a public statement, the Asian American Studies Support Committee at East Los Angeles College criticized President Armando Rodriguez for passing over the recommendation of Ken Honji, ranked first by the selection committee, to fill the part-time position of Asian American Studies instructor.

 

Chinese Prostitute as Indentured Workers

Prof. Lucie C. Hirata, Director of the Asian American Studies Center, in a paper entitled “Indentured Workers: Chinese Prostitutes in 19th Century California,” examines the critical economic and social role played by early Chinese prostitute dwell on the sensational or on the efforts of missionaries to “save” them.

 

Ethnicity A Factor In UFW-NISEI Conflict

In an initial study entitled “Economics, Ideology, and Ethnicity: the Struggle between United Farm Workers Union and the Nisei Farmers League,” Professors Stephen S. Fugita and David J. O’Brien (both of the University of Akron in Ohio) propose that ethnicity has played a significant role in shaping the characteristics and interpretations of the conflict between the predominantly Mexican American United Farm Workers Union and the Japanese American-initiated Nisei Farmers League.

 

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