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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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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Researcher for 7/8 readings

In class we discussed the keywords for Asian Americans in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. http://www.unlearningracism.org/writings/lib_theory.htm This piece by Ricky Sherover-Marcuse talks about liberation, oppression, differences and conditions between groups and class etc. His definition of liberation is ” both the undoing of the effects and the elimination of the causes of social oppression. The achievement of […]

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Researcher for 7/1

http://www.justice.gov/crt/legalinfo/discrimupdate.php The above link seemed relevant to Junaid Rana’s paper. It doesn’t present any surprising ideas, and doesn’t even necessarily focus on Asians, but I chose this article because it seemed relevant to the paper by giving accounts of the sort of hate crimes and discrimination that American muslims were subjected to post 9-11.  By […]

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Researcher: The War on Terror

This first article I’m sharing aims to decry the unchecked power of the U.S. executive branch and the inherent hazards thereof. The primary evidence herein is the staggering mountain of corpses that the U.S. has left in the wake of its military misadventures, the implications of which are surely a vital lens through which one […]

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Researcher on Lisa Lowe, Anderson & Lee, Kwon 6/26

http://culturemining.blogspot.com/2009/12/journal-of-changing-artwork-lucy.html This blogger Kala Burke wrote a little nice article about her reflection on the Lisa Lowe piece connected to a book called “Lucy” by Jamaica Kincaid. The character of Lucy (same name as me, funny),  is an Antiguan girl, who moved to America to become an au pair , which by definition is ,” a domestic […]

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Research 2

My midterm paper mainly focused on the role of media on portraying the  Asians and Asian Americans. I randomly came across this article on hollyhood Yellow peril and this is very interesting. http://mountiewire.com/hollywoods-yellow-peril-how-the-media-portrays-asian-americans/   Mallika Basnet

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