The UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press announces the release of a special issue of Amerasia Journal marking the retirement of long-time Senior Editor Russell C. Leong. Guest edited by James Kyung-Jin Lee (Asian American Studies, UC Irvine) and King-Kok Cheung (English and Asian American Studies, UCLA), “Word & Image: Russell C. Leong” celebrates not . . . → Read More: “Word & Image: Russell C. Leong”
The UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Amerasia Journal editorial staff would like to invite you to two special events at the Association for Asian American Studies annual conference in New Orleans.
(1) AAAS Roundtable
“Amerasia Journal: Past, Present, and Future — Publishing and Consuming Asian America”
Friday 5/20/2011 at 2:45 PM . . . → Read More: Amerasia Journal Events at AAAS in New Orleans, Friday, May 20, 2011
Twenty years after Japanese Americans had left the World War II concentration camps, the Black Civil Rights and Black Power Movements stirred Japanese Americans into a four-year movement to repeal the law that gave the U.S. President executive fiat to institute concentration camps at any time. This was one of the earliest issues at the . . . → Read More: Historical Note: Japanese Americans Support Black Civil Rights Struggle
Frank Emi, one of the prime movers of the Heart Mountain Draft Resisters, passed away on December 1, 2010. His funeral will be December 10, 2010 at the Nichiren Buddhist Temple, 2810 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles at 10:00 a.m.
For a full story on Frank Emi’s life, please see Martha Nakagawa’s article in the . . . → Read More: Frank Emi of Heart Mountain Draft Resisters Passes On
For those of you interested in the Russell C. Leong Literary E-Book Series and want to know what an E-Book is, we filmed a demo of what it looks like as an app on the iPad. We will be developing E-Book apps for other platforms as well, including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, . . . → Read More: Russell C. Leong E-Book Series Demo
Graphic from Amerasia Journal 15:1 (1989), "Commemorative Issue: Salute to the 60s and 70s; Legacy of the San Francisco State Strike." See the Table of Contents: http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/aascpress/ajindex/ajtoc.asp?id1=15&id2=1 For ordering information: email Ming Tu—firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking about my friends’ children, what kind of a world they would inherit? Would the world be more free? What form . . . → Read More: “Is the World Becoming More Free?”
Russell Leong writes: The E-Book Series will continue the UCLA tradition of publishing Asian America’s most distinguished literary writers. Amerasia has published stories, letters, poetry, essays, and interviews by and with: Carlos Bulosan, Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jessica Hagedorn, Karen Tei Yamashita, Monique Troung, Garrett Hongo, Lawson Inada, Amitava Kumar, Al Robles, . . . → Read More: Introducing The Russell C. Leong Literary E-Book Series
Welcome to the Amerasia Journal blog! We’ve launched a transnational blog to expand the Amerasia‘s universe of writers, readers, scholars, cultural workers, and activists. You are “the ones we have been waiting for,” to paraphrase Alice Walker.
Now: Hot-button topics as they hit us in the head or make our hearts thump.
What: Subjects we’ve . . . → Read More: Welcome! Amerasia Enters the Big Blog Universe!