AAAS Scholars Lecture Series

The Home of My Heart (Fall 2016)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Fall 2016 Lecture (10/6/16)

Documentary Film: The Home of My Heart

Award winning director Can To and past board president of Chinese American Museum Gay Yuen discuss the unique experience of a group Chinese immigrants from Taishan, Canton, who came to California during the Gold Rush but eventually settled in Hong Kong.

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Duchemin

 

Wong

 

Yuen

 

Yuen

 

Yuen

Re-Visioning Buddhism in Asian America: Transnationality, Race, and Gender (Spring 2016)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Spring 2016 Lecture (5/17/16)

Dr. Rongdao Lai, Assistant Professor of Religion at USC, delivers her lecture "Re-visioning Buddhism in Asian America: Transnationality, Race, and Social Justice" to a fully engaged house.

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Lecture

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Dr. Rongdao Lai

 

Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China (Winter 2016)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2016 Lecture (2/17/16)

Renowned journalist and former LA Police Commissioner Paula Madison gave a talk on her journey in finding her Chinese roots. Cosponsored by AAAS, Pan African Studies, the Pacific Institute, Asian and Asian American Institute, and the Chinese American Museum, the event attracted a full house!

 

Professor Jun Liu

Professor Jun Liu waiting in the line to attend the lecture

 

Dr. Cheryl Ney

Dr. Cheryl Ney, Dean of CCOE, welcomes Paula Madison

 

Jim Jang

Jim Jang, vice president of the Chinese American Museum Board of Directors, introduces Paula Madison

 

Movie clips from documentary "Finding Samuel Lowe"

Movie clips from the documentary "Finding Samuel Lowe"

 

Movie clips from documentary "Finding Samuel Lowe"

Movie clips from the documentary "Finding Samuel Lowe"

 

Paula Madison

Paula Madison, the Speaker

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

 

Finding Samuel Lowe Lecture

Ms. Madison signed copies of her book Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem

 

Gladys Garcia

AAAS major Gladys Garcia helped organize the book signing

 

Celeste Cruz with Ms. Madison

AAAS major Celeste Cruz is happy to meet Ms. Madison

 

Ms. Madison

Ms. Madison signing her book for Prof. Aminah Abdul-Jabbaar of PAS

 

Ms. Madison

Ms. Madison talked to many students after her lecture. Here is AAAS major Anna Katrina Alvarado.

 

Paula Madison

Many students waited patiently to meet Paula Madison after her lecture

 

Autobiography by Indirection: Debt-Bound Daughter of Ingratitude (Fall 2015)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Fall 2015 Lecture (10/4/15)

Dr. Erin Khue Ninh, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UCSB, delievered a powerful and inspiring lecture on Asian American girlhood and family relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America (Spring 2015)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Spring 2015 Lecture (5/28/15)

The Spring 15 Lecture was delivered by Dr. Yong Chen, Professor of History at UC Irvine and author of Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America(2014) and Chinese San Francisco, 1850-1943: A Trans-Pacific Community.

 

 

Dr. Yong Chen,  "Chop Suey" Lecture

Dr. Yong Chen

 

"Chop Suey" Lecture

 

"Chop Suey" Lecture

 

"Chop Suey" Lecture

Dr. Jun Xing, Professor of Asian American Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, welcomes Dr. Chen.

 

"Chop Suey" Lecture

Dr. Gay Yuen, Emeritus Professor of Education and President of Executive Board of Chinese American Museum Los Angeles introduces Dr. Chen.

 

(Photos courtesy of Timmy Truong)

 

Asian Americans with Disability: Invisible Group within an Invisible Minority (Winter 2015)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2015 Lecture (2/9/15)

The Winter 15 Lecture was delivered by Dr. Peter Wong, research director of Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC). Dr. Wong discussed his findings of the disparities of employment barriers faced by Asian Americans with disability. Dr. Wong was joined by Patrica Kinaga, APIDC Executive director, during the Q&A session.

 

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Asian Americans with Disability Lecture

 

Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970 (Fall 2014)

Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970(10/29/2014)

Cosponsored by AAAS, the Pacific Rim Institute of CCOE, and its community partner Chinese American Museum Los Angeles, the AAAS Fall 14 Scholars Lecture was delivered by the renowned Chinese American filmmaker and author Arthur Dong. Dr. Jun Xing, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, gave an informative and insightful response.

 

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Dr. Yuen, Director of the Pacific Rim Institute and President of CAM Board delivers opening remarks.

 

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Mr. Dong's captive lecture!

 

Dora Dang

 

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Siu

 

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Dr. Jun Xing gives response.

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Dr. ChorSwang Ngin, AAAS founding director.

 

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Q&A

 

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Book signing, assisted by AAAS student Marina Molina

 

 

Serving Food Justice: Civic Learning and Asian American Community (Spring 2014 )

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Spring 2014 Lecture (5/14/14)

The Spring 14 Lecture was a symposium entitled "Serving Food Justice: Civic Learning and Asian American Community," co-hosted by AAAS and its community partner, the Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA). Kyle Tsukahira, AAAS alumni and APIOPA Project Specialist, delieved the keynote speech. Six AAAS students discussd their collaboration with APIOPA and their research project, Culturally Relevant Produce and Community Supported Agriculture for Asian America.

Kyle Tsukahira

Kyle Tsukahira lectures on food justice (click here for a detailed report by the University Times)

 

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The audience

 

Meagan Ortiz and Dora Dang

Meagan Ortiz and Dora Dang present current scholarship on food justice and high impact learning

 

Kevin Cuellar and Christine Dillard

Kevin Cuellar and Christine Dillard report on their obesrvations of AAAS/HIST 150 Asian American History's service learning project - working with APIOPA to delieve affordable and fresh Asian produce to Asian communities.

 

Marina Molina and Jazmine Jones

Marina Molina and Jazmine Jones discuss the importance of community supported agriculture for Asian America and the role of high impact learning

 

Q & A session

Q & A session

 

 

Oral History and Asian American Experience (Winter 2014)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2014 Lecture (2/10/14)

The Winter 14 Lecture was a symposium entitled "Oral History & Asian American Experience", cosponsored by Asian & Asian American Studies Program (NSS) and Pacific Rim Institute (CCOE) of CSULA, Chinese American Museum, and Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Four distinguished speakers, Dr. Francisco Balderrama (Professor of History and Chicano Studies, CSULA), Suellen Chang (author of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles), Tram Le (Associate Director of Vietnamese American Oral History Project, UC Irvine), and Dr. Gay Yuen (President, Chinese American Museum Board of Directors, Professor of language and literacy, CSULA), presented their research on oral history and oral history projects.

 

Dr. Balderrama

Dr. Balderrama presents his oral history project, "Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles: From the Barrios to the Big Leagues." This collaborative project was funded by California Stories Program, California Endowment of the Humanities, 2005-2006. It received the 2007 Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize for the outstanding publicly funded humanities project in the United States awarded by the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

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Dr. Balderrama

 

Dr. Yuen

Dr. Yuen discusses the role of Chinese American Museum in preserving oral history.

 

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Dr. Yuen

 

Suellen Chang

Author Suellen Chang presents her project, Oral History of Chinese Americans. The collection is now preserved at UCLA and Chinese Historical Society of Southern California.

 

Tram Le

Tram Le, Associate Director of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project at UC Irvine.

 

Eugene Moy

Eugene Moy, president of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, discusses why oral history is imperative to the study of Asian American experiences.

 

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Chinese Historical Society of Southern California's Publications on Chinese American Experience

 

 

Speak Up: Domestic Violence in API Communities (Fall 2013)

AAAS Symposium - Speak Up: Domestic Violence in API Communities(10/29/13)

Cosponsored by AAAS and its community partner Center for the Pacific Asian Family, the AAAS Fall 13 Scholars Lecture was a symposium dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness Month (click here for a flyer). Debra Suh, CPAF executive director, gave a powerful and inspiring keynote speech on domestic violence and sexual assault among API communities. Citing researches on prevention and intervention as well as CPAF's successes, she called upon students to be vigilant and get involved! Other speakers include Kimiko Kelly (CPAF Outreach and Engagement Program Director), Siyon Rhee (Professor of Social Work), Dora Dang (AAAS student, CPAF trainee), Frances Siu (Professor of Special Education and Counseling), Micheal Willard ( Faculty Director of Community- Based Learning), and Harkmore Lee (Director of Center on Child Welfare). NSS Dean James Henderson and more than 60 students and faculty attended the symposium.

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Keynote Speaker Debra Suh

 

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The audience. Front left: NSS Dean James Henderson, Dr. Michael Willard, Harkmore Lee, Dr. Siyon Rhee.

 

Kelly

Kimiko Kelly, CPAF Outreach and Engagement Program Director

 

Rhee

Siyon Rhee, Professor of Social Work

 

Dora Dang

Dora Dang, AAAS student and CPAF trainee

 

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Frances Siu, Professor of Special Education and Counseling

 

Willard

Michael Willard, Faculty Director of Community- Based Learning at CSULA

 

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Harkmore Lee, Director of Center on Child Welfare at CSULA

 

The New Woman, the Iron Lady, and the Body Writers: A Historical Perspective on Gender in Modern Chinese Literature (Spring 2013)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Spring 2013 Lecture (5/23/13)

The Spring 2013 Lecture, entitled "The New Woman, the Iron Lady, and the Body Writers: A Historical Perspective on Gender in Modern Chinese Literature" (click here for a flyer) was delivered Dr. Hongwei Lu, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature of the University of Redlands. Dr. Lu discussed the transformation of women's images and women's self-expression in literature since the May-Fourth Movement. The lecture was followed by lively and extended discussions.

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Dr. Lu gives an overview of gender in Modern Chinese history

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Dr. Lu answers a student's question

 

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Dr. Lu discusses Shanghai Baby and the body writer generation

 

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Among the audience is Dr. Rennie Schoepflin, Associate Dean of NSS.

 

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles (Winter 2013 )

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2013 Lecture (3/13/13)

The Winter 2013 Lecture, entitled "Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles," was a huge success! Chinese American Museum (Los Angeles) Executive Director Dr. Michael Duchemin, Curator Steven Y. Wong, and Education Programs Manager Michael Truong discussed the history of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles and their effort in preserve and present such an important past to a packed audience. The panel was moderated by Dr. Gay Yuen, chair of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Charter College of Education.

 

 

Dr. Gay Yuen

Dr. Gay Yuen introduces the panel. From right: Dr. Yuen, Dr. Michael Duchemin, Steven Wong, Michael Truong

 

Dr. Duchemin

Dr. Duchemin, director of the Chinese American Museum, gives a brief introduction of the museum's history

 

Wong

CAM Curator Steven Y. Wong discusses the museum's roles and missions

 

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The panel and the audience

 

Hsu

Dr. Kylie Hsu, Professor Emeritus and AAAS Advisory Board member, is among the attentive audience (back row, right)

 

Henderson

Dr. James Henderson, Dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences

 

Wong

Steven Wong recounts CAM's early exhibits

 

Duchemin

Dr. Duchemin discusses the contribution of the Louie family

 

Truong

Michael Truong mobilizes students

 

Truong

Michael Truong takes a question

 

Marcelo

Nathaniel Marcelo, a Health & Human Services student, comments on the panel

 

Redemptive Poetics of the Sent-down Youth in Post-Mao China (Winter 2012)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 12 Lecture (2/21/2012)

The Winter-12 Lecture, entitled "Redemptive Poetics of the Sent-down Youth in Post-Mao China", was successfully delivered by Dr. Yanjie Wang of Loyola Marymount University. In the lecture, Dr. Wang presented a brief history of the Sent-down Youth Movement during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76) as well as an in-depth analysis of the haunting effect of the youth’s experience as illuminated in the Chinese film "The Postmodern Life of My Aunt" (2006). The lecture, attended by more than 40 faculty and students, was followed by lively discussions and comments.

 

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The lecture room

 

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Dr. Wang

 

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Dr. Qingyun Wu of Modern Languages and Literatures Department comments on the lecture

 

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Dr. Wang answers questions

 

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Questions from a graduate student

 

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An attentive audience

 

Loyalty in a Time of Change: Choson Korea (1392-1910) in the 17th Century (Fall 2011)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Fall 11 Lecture (Oct 20, 2011)

The Fall-11 Lecture, entitled "Loyalty in a Time of Change: Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910) in the 17th Century," was successful delieved by Dr. Sun-hee Yoon of Loyola Marymount University, followed by lively discussions and comments. About 30 people attended the event.

 

Yoon

Dr. Yoon

 

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A captive audience

 

Group Photo

Group photo after the lecture. Front row (from left): Dr. Lena Chao (Communication Studies, Director of Asian and Asian American Institute), Dr. Kylie Hsu (Modern Language, director of Center of Chinese Studies), Dalvin Tsay (graduate student, History), Dr. Sun-Hee Yoon (LMU), Dr. Ping Yao (History, Director of AAAS), Dr. Hyojoung Kim (Sociology, Director of Korean American and Korean Studies), and Dr. Syon Rhee (Social Work). Photography by Dr. Jongwook Woo (Information Systems)

 

Central Asia and Its Relationship with Rest of Asia (Spring 2011)

The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Inaugural Lecture (May 19, 2011)

The very first AAAS Scholars Lecture was a great success! About 50 people attended the lecture, delivered by Dr. Ali Igmen of California State University Long Beach. The topic of his lecture was "Central Asia and Its Relationship with Rest of Asia" (click here for Dr. Igmen's lecture on PPT). It was followed by Dr. Afshin Matin-Asgari's coments and many enthusiasic reponses from the audience.

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Yao

Dr. Ping Yao, AAAS Director, gives an overview of the AAAS Program

 

Igmen

Dr. Ali Igmen delivers the inagural lecture

 

Matin-Asgari

Dr. Afshin Matin-Asgari delivers a response

 

The Pacific Challenge Lecture Series (Cosponsored by AAAS and LAS)

In the Shadows of Highrises: The Challenge of Urbanization in the Post Mao Era (2/17/2015)

Dr. Qin Shao, Professor of History at the College of New Jersey and the author of Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity and Culturing Modernity: the Nantong Model, 1890-1930 presented her recent research on the human dimension of rapid urbanization in post- Mao China, especially on such issues as state violence, mental health, dignity, property rights, and grass-roots movements.

 

 

Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II (11/5/2014)

The inaugural lecture of the Pacific Challenge Lecture Series, cosponsored by Asian and Asian American Studies Program and Latin American Studies Program, was delivered by Dr. Elliot Young, Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College, on Nov 5, 2014, at the USU San Gabriel Room.

 

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A packed room before the lecture

 

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Dr. Angela Vergara delivers the opening remark

 

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History gratduate student Sally Ortiz introduces Dr. Young

 

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The lecture

 

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Dr. Choi Chatterjee, Professor of History

 

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Q&As

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