Vol. 21, No. 1: Spring/Summer, 1998 Preview

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Center Joins President Clinton’s Race Relations Initiative

The UCLA The Asian American Studies Center is joining with attorney Angela Oh and the Multicultural collaborative (MCC) in Los Angeles to expand President Clinton’s Initiative on Race Relations.


Hmong means “Free,” or Does It? Memoirs of Hmong Dead

“Late Nite with David Letterman.” I’m laughing. Really hard. My younger sister calls from Fresno. She sounds sad. Soft-spoken. I’m lying comofortably on an old couch my roomates and I had found earlier this Fall. She asks me if I’ve heard.


Cener Acquires Yuri Kochiyama Collection

For the The Asian American Studies Center and the entire UCLA campus, this Spring Quarter will be a special one for two different reasons.


UCLA Launches New Center for EthnoCommunications

With the goal of “crossing ethnic boundaries and disciplinary frontiers through new media technologies,” the Center for EthnoCommunications has been founded at UCLA under the leadership of Professor Robert Nakamura of Asian American Studies and Film and Television


UCLA Establishes Joint Master’s Degree Program in Public health and Asian American Studies

UCLA has established a joint master’s degree program in Asian American Studies and Public Health.


Center’s new Graduate Students Bring Diverse Backgrounds and Academic Interests to Field of Asian American Studies

Reflecting diverse backgrounds and equally diverse academic interests, the 10 students comprising the new first-year class in our Center’s master’s degree program bring new intellectural vitality to the field of Asian American Studies.


Freedom and Justice for All?

When the radio blurted a plea from President Roosevelt for all Filipinos to join the fight against facism and Japanese aggression, he felt the need to uphold the American values of freedom adn democracy instilled in him while growing up in the Philippines.


Asian American Studies Center and University of Hwaii Presses Launch New Book Series

Books by writters Frank Chin and Gary Pak and scholar David Yoo are the first three offerings in a new series from teh UCLA The Asian American Studies Center Press and University of Hawaii Press.


Center hosts japanese American Community Leader Bill Watanabe as Visiting Fellow

Japanese American Community leader Y. Bill Watanabe was recently appointed visiting fellow at UCLA’s The Asian American Studies Center, under the auspices of the chair in Japanese American Studies.


Defending Immigrants’ Educational Rights: UCLA Students Mobilize Against Attack on Bilingua Education

When I signed up to take Don Nakanishi’s “Asian Americans and Education” course at UCLA, I had visions of graduate students buzzing aroudn the seminar table engaged in angry debates over college admissions.


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