Film Screening of Chinese Couplets and Q & A with Producer, Writer & Director Felicia Lowe, Monday, May 9th, 4:30pm, Coppola Theater

Event Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 4:30pm
Event Location: 
Coppola Theater


Film Screening: Chinese Couplets

Q and A with Producer, Director and Writer Felicia Lowe

Sponsored by Asian American Studies and the Cinema Departments


San Francisco's Chinatown book release, April 16th, 2pm at Chinese Historical Society of America

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Chinese Historical Society of America Museum

Attend the release of a new book San Francisco's Chinatown April 16, in the Main Gallery to hear the insider story and history of Chinatown from historian Judy Yung. 

A native of San Francisco Chinatown, historian Judy Yung tells a story of how a place that visitors see as foreign and exotic is, in fact, a vibrant Chinese American neighborhood with a complex history and cultural legacy.

Remembering the "Comfort Women"

A survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery during WWII, Grandma Yongsoo Lee spoke in AAS 360 Koreans in the US on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Grandma Lee , who is 87 years old, is  the last of the surviving “comfort women."  She spoke on the importance of the Japanese government taking  responsibility for the military sexual slavery of more than 200,000 women and children during WWII.   She also spoke to the importance of remembering what tragically happened to  so many young women and girls during WWII.

Daniel Cseh Fulbright Visting Student Researcher from Hungary studying with Professor Ueunten

Daniel Cseh is a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary currently working with AAS Professor Ueunten. He is conducting research on the exclusion and incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II for his PhD dissertation. He is a PhD student at the Modern and Contemporary World History Doctoral Program at ELTE. He also teaches courses on American History at both the Modern and Contemporary World History and at the American Studies Department at ELTE.

Juanita Tamayo Lott: From SFSU undergrad to Demographer/Statistician on Friday March 18th from 1:00-2:30pm, EP 116

Event Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
EP 116

Juanita Tamayo Lott, Ph.D. has lectured and written on demographic changes for 40 years for both public and scholarly audiences in the United States and abroad. In 2008, Mrs. Lott retired from the federal statistical system with service in the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Committee on National Statistics, National Academy of Sciences all in Washington, D.C.

AAS Major Vanessa Li Wins CAAMFest 2016 Student Award

AAS major, Vanessa Li, was recently awarded a AT&T Student Film Award  for her co-direction of, Do Not Think For a Moment, featured at CAAMFest 2016.  Do Not Think For a Moment,  is a short experimental documentary that follows three Asian American queer women who share their experiences, frustrations and identity amid the backdrop of San Francisco’s Castro District and other neighborhoods.  This film is co-directed by Vanessa Li, Vivian Wang and Adria Siu.  This film was Li's final project in AAS 514: Community Arts Workshop.