FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY RUSSELL C. LEONG, UCLA UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center Director and Amerasia Journal Editor Professor David Yoo announces the publication of Global Identities; Local Voices: Amerasia Journal at 40 Years, a two-volume book project that introduces almost half-a-century of work from Asian American scholars, writers, and researchers in Chinese translation to . . . → Read More: Global Identities: Local Voices, UCLA’s Amerasia Journal in New Chinese Language Edition
For Immediate Release
The latest issue of Amerasia Journal, the flagship publication of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, marks its first “open submissions” issue in recent years. Pushed by the growing breadth of Asian American Studies research, Amerasia Journal will present future open issues, in addition to its pioneering themed issues, and welcomes submissions . . . → Read More: Amerasia Journal releases open issue, covers Carlos Bulosan, Japanese migration, Jeremy Lin, and Vietnamese language charter school
Reiko and Jiro Morita on their 50th wedding anniversary, c. 1968.
Here’s special insight into the need for documentation and preservation of Asian American history and stories….
Grandpa Morita used to brag to us grandkids over and over about how he had a parking space at Pasadena City Hall with his name on . . . → Read More: A Permanent Parking Space for Jiro Morita
(This is a continuation of our previous post on this ongoing topic that can be found here.)
The internet waves are still abuzz with questions surrounding Richard Aoki and information is not just coming from the original journalists and blog posters – commenters are also providing some interesting and much needed thoughts.
We have decided . . . → Read More: Continuation: Aoki—Informant or Snitch-Jacketed?
One of the stories raging across the internet since Monday, August 20, has been the accusation made by journalist Seth Rosenfeld that Richard Aoki, reknown Asian American radical, was an FBI informant. The articles can be read here (SFGate) and here (CIR) As shock waves initially rippled through the internet, more astute social movement activists . . . → Read More: Richard Aoki: Informant or Snitch-Jacketed?
A note on President Barack Obama’s historic statement this week affirming his support of marriage equality from long-time Amerasia Journal editor Russell C. Leong:
When President Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts, “I’ve just concluded that, for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex . . . → Read More: Amerasia Journal on Marriage Equality and Asian America
Still on the trail of the Black Panther Party, one of the lesser known Black Panthers was a Japanese American by the name of Richard Aoki. Amerasia Journal ran a “Passages” section in the issue entitled “Subjugated to Subject: Through Class, Race and Sex” (Volume 35, Number 2, 2009) that honored him. This section chronicled the . . . → Read More: Aoki: Two Years in Passing and Still Being Remembered
Following are two introductions to Amerasia‘s women’s issue “Where Women Tell Stories” by guest editors Stephanie Santos and Mary Uyematsu Kao. Accompanying the text are more photos from the “Buildin’ Bridges and Stirrin’ Waters” event on November 5, 2009 at UCLA’s Powell Library Rotunda.
Stephanie and Freeda, from the Women's Studies Ph.D program.
. . . → Read More: Introductions to “Where Women Tell Stories”
Stephanie Santos, Ericka Huggins, Mo Nishida, and Mary Kao before the program.
On November 5, 2009, the program entitled “Buildin’ Bridges and Stirrin’ Waters: Women of Color Feminism and Activism” was organized by the Asian American Studies Center staff and students as part of the 40th anniversary of UCLA Ethnic Studies. Celebrating the first . . . → Read More: “Buildin’ Bridges and Stirrin’ Waters” Event: Celebrating Amerasia’s Women’s Issues Vol. 35, Nos. 1 & 2
Back in January 2008, the African Student Union at UCLA held a memorial for Bunchy Carter and John Huggins, two Black Panthers who were shot and killed in UCLA’s Campbell Hall on January 17, 1969. While appearing to be the result of a power struggle between the Black Panther Party and the Us Organization (led . . . → Read More: Remembering Bunchy Carter and John Huggins