Category Archives: From the Journal

Latest Amerasia Journal examines the changing state of Pacific languages across Oceania and the diaspora

Covering a geographic region with the greatest language diversity and the lowest population density, “Pacific Languages in Diaspora”—the latest special-topic issue of Amerasia Journal (43:1)—examines efforts to preserve languages at risk of extinction from globalization, climate change, and migration.  As … Continue reading

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Sample syllabi for Pacific Empires forum (Winter 2016)

Our Winter 2016 open issue featured a forum on “Pacific Empires” convened by Professor Jordan Sand of Georgetown University.  Based on research collaborations from a working group brought together by Professor Sand and Professor Katherine Benton-Cohen (Georgetown University), the forum … Continue reading

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75 Years Since Executive Order 9066

This February 19th marks 75 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066 (EO9066) by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Throughout the years, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has helped to highlight and amplify the voices and experiences of Japanese … Continue reading

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Amerasia releases latest open issue, with tributes to Don Nakanishi and 2015-2016 Winner of Lucie Cheng Prize

The new issue of Amerasia Journal captures the spirit of collaboration that has been a guiding principle of ours for 45 years.  The issue features vibrant discussions that stretch the boundaries of Asian American Studies.  In a forum convened by … Continue reading

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Update: Call for 2016-2017 Lucie Cheng Prize Nominations (Due 12/9/2016)

2016-2017 Lucie Cheng Prize Nominations Amerasia Journal invites faculty to nominate exceptional graduate student essays (masters and doctoral level) in the interdisciplinary field of Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies for the 2016-2017 Lucie Cheng Prize. The selected article will … Continue reading

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With mentorship from senior scholars, graduate student essays demonstrate new directions in Asian American Studies in latest Amerasia Journal

Amerasia Journal’s newest release “Intergenerational Collaborations” celebrates its 45th anniversary by highlighting graduate student research in Asian American Studies.  A first for Amerasia, the special issue focuses exclusively on graduate student essays that benefited from collaborations between these emerging scholars … Continue reading

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Latest Amerasia Journal Marks 45-Year Legacy

For 45 years, Amerasia Journal has published on a wide range of topics – from Asian American history and activism to forums responding to current issues. The latest open-topic issue celebrates this long legacy of centering the Asian American voice … Continue reading

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Amerasia Celebrates 45 Years

This year marked the 45th Anniversary of the founding of Amerasia Journal. On September 22nd, a dinner was held in Honolulu to celebrate the occasion. Lowell Chun-Hoon, co-founder and first editor of the journal, and Don Nakanishi, the other co-founder … Continue reading

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Newest Amerasia Tackles Sport in Asian America

The new issue of Amerasia Journal delves into the world of sport and the roles Asian Americans have played in it.  Guest Edited by Rachael Joo of Middlebury College and Sameer Pandya of University of California, Santa Barbara, the special … Continue reading

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Dr. James Yamazaki and the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings on Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 marks seventy years since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which was followed three days later by a bomb on Nagasaki. Dr. James Yamazaki was a medical researcher with the US Atomic Bomb … Continue reading

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