Vol. 22, No. 2: Fall/Winter, 1999 Preview

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Celebrating 30 Years of Asian American Studies at UCLA

A fundraising reunion dinner, a teaching conference, and a special exhibition and book on immigrant garment workers will kickoff a year-long series of activities marking the 30th anniversary of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.


Celebrating Our Past and Defining Our Future

The following speech was delivered at the June 1999 UCLA Asian American Studies M.A. Commencement by Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao of the graduating class. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.


Fred T. Korematsu Collection Donated to UCLA Asian American Studies Center

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Department of Special Collections recently acquired the Fred T. Korematsu Litigation Collection, a landmark legal and civil rights archive.


UCLA Faculty and Graduate Students Receive IAC Grants to Support Research

Dr. Enrique Dela Cruz, Assistant Director of the Asian American Studies Center, announced the following IAC research grants for UCLA faculty and graduate students for 1999-2000.


New Book Catalogs Research Materials on Japanese American History at UCLA Special Collections Library

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center has published a new boo, which documents the extensive historical archive of primary resource martials on Japanese immigration history and the Japanese American experience of the UCLA Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection.


Professor Jinqi Ling Advances Asian American Literary Studies

UCLA Professor Jinqi Ling’s passion for American literature flowered in the cultural wakening of post-Mao China when the nation, eager to embrace a new humanism, let down the “drawbridges” of its academic institutions to Western philosophy an dexistential literature.


Asian American Studies Center Announces Student Scholarship and Fellowship Awards for the 1999-2000

Gloriane Yi. Gloriane is a senior, majoring in English with a minor in Latin. Aside from being in the College of Letters and Sciences Honors Program as well as the Departmental Honors Program, Gloriane has also been on the Dean’s List since December 1997.


UCLA’s Asian Pacific Coalition Celebrates 24th year of Diversity, Unity and Student Activism

Celebrating its 24th anniversary at UCLA, Asian Pacific Coalition is an umbrella organization comprised of over 20 student groups representing many different cultural heritages and community issues.


Amerasia Journal Announces Three Path-breaking Issues for 1999

Amerasia Journal, the nation’s oldest research journal in Asian American Studies, announces publication of three issues for 1999 on critical community topics.


The White Washing of Network Television Must End

After studying prime time television programming from 1969 through 1977, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concluded that racial and ethnic minorities are little more than “window dressing on the set.” Little has changed since then.


Los Angeles Asian American Theatre Goup Presents New Play by Playwright Judy Soo Hoo

The society of Heritage Performers (SHP) was recently presented the world premiere of Judy Soo Hoo’s play “Texas” for a three-week limited run at the secret Rose theatre in North Hollywood.

Center Welcomes Charlese Ku as New Publication Distribution Manager

Recently UCLA graduate and former student leader Charles Ku has been hired by the Asian American Studies Center as the new Publications Distribution Manager.


Writer-Scholar Judy Soo Hoo Hired by Asian American Studies Library

Judy Soo, a scholar and award-winning playwright, has been hired as Assistant Coordinator of the Asian American Studies Reading Room and Library.


New Los Angeles Exhibit and Book Highlight Garment Workers Struggles

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is cosponsoring a photo catalog book and special exhibition in Los Angeles on the history of American garment sweatshops.


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