Primary Reader on June 26th

“Asian American Displacements” by Wanni Anderson and Robert Lee focus on a few frame works including what Asian Americanists study about, the relationship between Asian settlement and the patterns of American history and society, Asian immigrant workers’ role in shaping both the land and social terrain, the connection between American imperialism and the trajectories of […]

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June 24 – Pacific Wars Primary Reader

The two articles assigned for this week discuss in great detail the Asian American as a dichotomy of the Asian American model minority and the Asian American unassimilable immigrant. The model minority is a representation of a good immigrant living in a first world nation. For example, Palumbo-Liu and Lee both reference how this identity […]

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Researcher: Asian American Studies

My first link here is one of Karen Yamashita doing a reading from her I-Hotel. I always find it interesting to hear what has been written in the writer’s own voice: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/yamashita/ This article here from Forbes (not something I usually read) presents an interesting notion that is relevant to the course. And that notion […]

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Researcher – July 8th Readings

I think this TED talk shows how space and mobilization have helped her not only escape and reach freedom but shaped her struggle. She has found ‘safe spaces’ in her quest for freedom in China and South Korea, but they are not completely without danger. Her movement between these safe spaces define a refugee network […]

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Primary Reader – July 1st Readings

Something I found interesting in Junaid Rana’s piece Racial Panic, Islamic Peril, and Terror was how the ‘moral panic’ that spread through America in the aftermath of Sept. 11th was warped and transformed into a ‘racial panic’ even though Muslim isn’t a race, it’s a religion. Something else I also found odd was how it […]

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Researcher – June 26th Readings

For the Lisa Lowe’s Heterogeneity, Hybridity, and Multiplicity: Asian American Differences and Wanni Anderson and Robert G. Lee’s Asian American Displacements readings, it brought to mind an episode of Cold Case which embodied several of the elements we spoke about in class (online stream here: Cold Case Season 02 Episode 05). In this episode, there are brief references to what Lisa […]

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7/10 Research

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-State-to-mark-40th-anniversary-of-strike-3264418.php This article reflects on the 40th anniversary of the student strike at SF State. It talks about the political climate of the time and the lead-up to the strike, as well as explaining the gains/changes made as a result of the strike. One thing I really liked was that it provides multiple viewpoints on the strike itself, from participating students to policemen. […]

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7/1 Research

This political cartoon from World War II depicts Japanese lining up along the west coast en masse, with one in a hut with the sign “Honorable Fifth Column” distributing explosives to the rest, so they can take down the United States from within. A fifth column is a group of people who infiltrate and undermine a larger group, in this case […]

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Primary Reader 7/10 readings

In Aoyagi Storm’s article, the CRAASH movement is described in great details and truly exposed the emotions of the students involved in the movement. Prior to this course I had no idea in such action taken to revitalize the AASP program here at Hunter. After reading this article I admire Olivia Lin for speaking out […]

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