Tag Archives: Asian American Studies

Teen’s death inspires a new law and an Asian American Studies Endowment

Conflict with a child can be painful to deal with for any parent – for an Asian American parent, when the conflict stems around one’s ethnic Asian background, it can be extra painful.  If that child’s life is cut short … Continue reading

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8Links: Asian-American studies, Asians on television, and “The Filipino Assassin”

8Links is a series which occasionally highlights interesting content from sites we read. Got a tip for us? Let us know about a link you would like to see on 8Asians.com by suggesting a link! ″The idea of an Asian … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Asian American Studies: Princeton Hires First Professor of Asian American History

When I was undergraduate at Princeton during the last century, instituting an Asian American Studies (AAS) program was a focus of the university’s Asian American Students Association. After decades of effort by many students, Alumni, and professors, Princeton University finally … Continue reading

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Asian American Studies Gains Traction at Tufts University and Ithaca College

Asian American studies seems to be gaining some traction as Tufts University recently approved the creation of an Asian American studies minor.  Ithaca College also recently approved an Asian American studies minor.  These colleges are way ahead of Princeton University, … Continue reading

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Princeton University To Offer Asian American Studies Course For Fall 2012

As an alumnus of Princeton University, I was happy to hear that a course on Asian Americans will be offered at Princeton in the fall of 2012. Students there hope that the course “Asian-American Law, Bodies and the Everyday” taught … Continue reading

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Call for Art Submissions for ImaginAsian: Identity and Experience in Contemporary Asian Pacific America

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2010 and to generate funding for materials and sources for Asian American Studies collections at the Purdue University and Indiana University libraries, Kate Agathon is teaming up with the Asian American Network … Continue reading

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RIP Ronald Takaki (1939-2009)

It was announced by Ronald Takaki’s family that famous  Asian American historian committed suicide after a twenty year struggle with multiple sclerosis. You can read the obituary from the LA Times here. Ron Takaki was a hero of mine when … Continue reading

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