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Jul 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Fire Threatens Historic Town Chinese Laborers Built in the California Delta

Fire Threatens Historic Town Chinese Laborers Built in the California Delta

posted by Randall
Locke

Locke’s Main Street is only three blocks long (National Park Service photo)

By Ed Diokno
 
An important piece of Asian American history almost went up in flames last weekend. One of the old wooden buildings in the town of Locke, California caught fire and threatened the entire town of old, wood-frame structures built by

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Asian Americans

Jun 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Books for the Woke Soul

Books for the Woke Soul

posted by Sudip Bhattacharya

The Making of Asian AmericaBy Sudip Bhattacharya
AsAmNews Staff Writer

I woke up the other day, with a book beside my pillow, because A) I’m a nerd and sometimes, books make more sense than people, and B) I was reading past midnight, and passed out, the words hopefully sinking deeper into my skin.

As of right now, I’ve been … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 4, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on LA Times: New Book Portrays History of Japanese Americans on Terminal Island

LA Times: New Book Portrays History of Japanese Americans on Terminal Island

posted by Jason Fong

Terminal IslandAsian American author Naomi Hirahara portrays the fascinating history of Terminal Island  in Los Angeles County, where the forced evacuation of all Japanese Americans occurred after Executive Order 9066.

In an interview with the LA Times, the co-author of Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor succinctly described this forced evacuation of 1942.… Read more

Asian Americans

May 4, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Princetonian: University unable to find Asian American Studies Professor

Daily Princetonian: University unable to find Asian American Studies Professor

posted by Jason Fong

PrincetonWith an open position in the Asian American Studies department since November 2014, Princeton University has been unable to find anyone to fill the position of Professor of Asian American Studies.

According to the Daily Princetonian, Former Asian American Students Association President Evan Kratzer claims that the university’s inability to find a suitable professor … Read more

Campus

May 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on China Daily: Princeton hires first Asian American history professor

China Daily: Princeton hires first Asian American history professor

posted by Randall

Beth Lew WilliamsPrinceton University has hired its first Asian American history professor, reports the China Daily.

Beth Lew-Williams comes from Northwestern University where she has taught in the Asian American Studies Department for two years.

“Adding Asians back into the traditional White-and-Black history of America shifts the entire story,” said Lew-Williams. “That’s what I hope they … Read more

Blogs

Sep 18, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Targum: Why @RutgersU Needs Asian American Studies

Daily Targum: Why @RutgersU Needs Asian American Studies

posted by Randall

RutgersAs Kermit says on Sesame Street, it’s not easy being green.

It’s not easy being a minority either, especially one that can feel invisible.

That’s how Nomin Ujyediin describes her life at Rutgers University.

“It’s not easy being so invisible in your own country. Especially when there is so much history and diversity to counter … Read more

Campus

Ventura County Star: Students Get First hand Acount of Incarceration of Japanese Americans

posted by Randall

 

Teaching Japanese American History in SchoolsJames Tanaka told students at Simi Valley High School that he was born in the United States and so were his parents. But none of that mattered after  the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Tanaka told students how he and his family were rounded up into incarceration camps and forced to sleep on straw mattresses, … Read more

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