San Francisco State University was recently funded a U.S. Department of Education Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant proposal, Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE).
AAS faculty Russell Jeung releases his new memoir, At Home in Exile (Zondervan 2016), on October 4, 2016
This memoir shares his harrowing stories of his life in East Oakland’s Murder Dubs neighborhood—including battling drug dealers who threatened him, exorcising a spirit possessing a teen, and winning a landmark housing settlement against slumlords with 200 of his closest Cambodian and Latino friends.
Gordon Chin, former executive director of Chinatown Community Development Center and former SF State striker, visits AAS graduate students. Speaking about his book, Building Community--Chinatown-Style, he shared his experiences as a student-activist at SF State College, his community development work in Chinatown, and his continued efforts to fight gentrification throughout the City.
On October 6, 2016, a day long teach in on "Asian Americans Remembering the 'Comfort' Women'" featured activists and scholars involved in Asian American community issues.
Throughout the day, these activists and speakers spoke to Asian American studies classes on the importance of remembering "comfort women." They also spoke on the need for the Japanese government to take responsibility for the military sexual slavery of more than 200,000 women and children during WWII.
Activists and scholars included the following:
Professor Marlon Hom is hosting a visiting scholar, Ms. Zhu Qi is from Zhongshan/Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou, China. She will be working with Professor Hom throughout 2016-17 on her research on Chinese women immigration history to the U.S. Her visit is part of the Professor Hom's larger project on the "History of Cantonese Overseas Migration,"
The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in the Asian American Studies Department with a specialization in Asian Americans and Government, to commence Fall 2017 semester.
Asian American Studies welcomes our new M.A. students
The following is information on our new cohort of M.A. students.
Students and faculy attended a day long welcome back retreat at Angel Island in August. The retreat was intended to foster students continued interest in the history of the Angel Island Immigration Station. The retreat was also conducted to plan for service learning opportunities that will provide education and resources for the community on the Angel Island immigration experience.
Professor Ben Kobashigawa retired in June after 30 years of service to the department of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.
When asked what he felt were his contributions and lasting legacy to the department, Professor Kobashigawa responded with the following: