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ISLAND: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island Reading, Sunday, February 22 1:00-3:00pm

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 13:00 to 15:00
Event Location: 
San Francisco Public Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room,


The San Francisco Public Library in association with the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University presents the newly revised edition of

ISLAND: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island

First published in 1980, Island has been updated and expanded to include a new historical introduction, 150 poems in Chinese and English translation, 20 full oral histories, and dozens of new photographs.

Asian American Studies Alumni & Student Dinner, Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6-8pm, LIB 121

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00
Event Location: 
Library Room 121


Come and meet SFSU Asian American Studies alumni. A great time for students to connect up with alumni and hear about the many different careers they have entered into.

This event is free to current AAS majors, minors, and master's students. The cost to alumni is $15.

News and Updates Last Updated: January 26, 2015

Square and Circle Club's Civic Engagement Internship Award Application Now Available


The Square and Circle Club Civic Engagement Internship Program is pleased to offer a total of $1,000 in stipends for Spring 2015 SFSU students enrolled in AAS 688. The purpose of these stipends is to support student volunteerism and service in the Asian American community. Please note the following stipulations:

1.     Interns must be full-time SFSU students (7+ units); preference will be given to AAS majors, minors, and MA students.

Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship Applications Now Available


The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) is pleased to announce two Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantships to work on the “AAS K-12 Curriculum Project.” The students will receive a joint scholarship and student assistantship, with the respective amounts to be determined.


  • Must be a full-time SFSU student enrolled for a minimum of 7 units in Spring 2015.

AAS Faculty in the News & Updates: January 2015


Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales has been featured in several news stories on the importance of institutionalizing Ethnic Studies courses  in local San Francisco  high schools including the. following Balitang America; Los Angeles Times; Mission LocalSanta Cruz Sentinel;  San Francisco Examiner;  San Jose Mercury News

Isabelle Pelaud's co-edited anthology Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora   was named to the 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic titles. This prestigious list reflects the best titles reviewed by Choice in the past year and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.  They were chosen for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contributions to their fields, and their valuable treatment of the subject matter.

Betty Kano's art work is being exhibited at the Berkeley City Hall throughout 2015. For more information on the exhibit, please see these links: http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/civic-center-art-exhibition/ and http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/current/

Valerie Soe has received a $8,000  Individual Artists Commissions grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.  Through a competitive peer panel review process, the SFAC granted Valerie Soe an award for her film, Love Boat: Taiwan. 

Anantha Sudhakar received the 2015-2016 Presidential Award for Professional Development.

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