Vol. 16, No. 1: Spring/Summer, 1993 Preview

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Center Submits Proposal for Undergraduate Major in Asian American Studies

The Asian American Studies Center has submitted a proposal for a B.A. degree program in Asian American Studies to be the College of Letters and Science

 

“We aren’t going away. Now now. Not ever!”

It was students who initiated the lunch counter sit-ins that sparked a campaign of nonviolent direct action during the Civil rights Movement in the 1960s.

 

Strong Undergrad Interest for Asian American Studies Major

The Asian American movement at UCLA has, from its beginnings in the 1950s, sought to challenge the university’s lack of commitment to its rhetoric of “diversity.”

 

Students initiate Nation’s first Thai-American Class

In a Los Angeles garment factory, a 37-year-old Thai immigrant mother speaks of long hours, backaches and low wages, as sewing machines growl in the stale air.

 

College and High School Students Hone Leadership Skills

Leadership has always existed within the Asian and Pacific Islander community. But in respecting our Asian cultural tradition of “not rocking the boat,” our political presence has sometimes been inconspicuous.

 

Hawaii: A Model of Multiculturalism?

When I told people last spring that I was going to spend part of the summer in Hawaii taking summer courses, I got reaction like, “yeah, right- study in Hawaii. Ha!” But I was excited about finally seeing the real Hawaii – not the commercialized version of it.

 

It’s Time to Rethink Asian American Studies

A black man was beaten by four white police officers, then a white man was beaten by four black men.

 

New Graduate Students Expand Center’s Research Horizons

According to Center Director don Nakanishi, this year’s entering class for our M.A. program is the “biggest and Brightest” group ever.

 

Working toward a common Ground

In June 1982, Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, was brutally beaten to death by two white autoworkers in Detroit who mistook him for a Japanese and blamed him for their lack of jobs.

 

Week-long Series of Educational Events

April 29, 1992. On this fateful day in Los Angeles, events took place that personally impacted the lives of many UCLA students.

 

Museum of tolerance “Hope lives when people remember.”

“None of us are really bigots. Honestly, I’m decent and fair but just sometimes misunderstood. I’m not really prejudice…are you?” that’s the question that is asked by “the Bigot,” a video personality that greets you as you enter the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in West Los Angeles.

 

Three Student Leaders from our Center Elected to Student government Posts

Three Asian pacific Islander students- with strong backgrounds of work with the Asian American Studies Center – were elected to undergraduate student government posts for the 1992-93 academic year.

 

Dr. Shirley Hune Appointed to Post in Graduate Division

Dr. Shirley Hune was recently named activing associate dean for Graduate Programs in the Graduate Division at UCLA and visiting professor in the Urban Planning Programs.

 

Author David Won Louie Teaching and Writing at UCLA

Writer David Won Louie, author of the acclaimed short story collection Pangs of Love, is teaching creative writing course at UCLA as a joint English department and Asian American Studies visiting lecturer.

 

Toward an Asian American arts and Humanities Consortium

Asian Pacific Americans in relation to the humanities and the arts can be understood and envisioned by exam claiming both the global transformation of the culture of the United States and by examining the local contexts of humanities and arts.

 

Center’s Associate Director is Advancing Field of Asian American Literature

For Asian American women whose first love is Literature but are studying Science because of parental pressure, meet Professor King-Kok Cheung, the associate director the Asian American Studies Center and associate professor in the English department.

 

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