Chinese American Studies Field Trips

When AAS began its first Chinese American Studies field trip in 1993, students from all our Chinese American Studies classes went to the Angel Island Immigration Station not only for educational purposes, but also to help prevent closure of the station due to poor attendance. Nineteen years later,  AAS students went to visit China Camp with the same purpose—to help prevent the closure of this early Chinese American shrimp-fishing village. In the end, both historical sites have been spared from closure. With Instructionally Related Activities funding from the university, AAS continues into its second decade of Chinese American Studies field trips for both educational and advocacy purposes. Read Professor Jeung’s article, “Asian American Studies Tours as Pilgrimages of Memory” for more information.