Fall 2017 Faculty Accomplishments

Fall 2017 AAS Faculty Accomplishments

These are AAS faculty accomplishments for  Fall 2017 (August 24, 2017 to  January 2, 2018):

Wei Ming Dariotis co-authored with Arlene Daus-Magbual and Grace Yoo,  “What am I doing here?” "Making meaning in culturally-engaged Asian American community-based service learning" in the edited book, Culturally Engaging Service-Learning With Diverse Communities. She also presented,  “Literary Tour of San Francisco Chinatown,” at the 2017  Chinese Historical Society of America's conference.

Russell Jeung presented “Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans” at the American Academy of Religion conference, Nov. 2017.  He also presented  “Chinese American Familism: The Worldview of 2nd Generation” at the  2017 Chinese Historical Society of America's conference.

Jonathan Lee  was  quoted in The New Yorker article “Chinatown’s Ghost Scam”  (October. 30, 2017) and also quoted in the 星島日報 Sing Tao Daily 《世界格局變科技大發展 華人多元化須有新認知》 (October 7, 2017).  He served as the conference director for the 2017  Chinese Historical Society of America's conference. He presented two papers at the American Academy of Religion  - “A Tale of Three Temples, Three Cities" and "Three Goddesses? Historicity and Sacred Space in the Cult of Tianhou/Mazu at Meizhou, Beigang, and San Francisco.” He was invited to present three papers: “Engaged Buddhism and Engaged Buddhist Education in America,” "Fo Guang Shan Presidents Forum" and  “Atlas of Maritime Buddhism” at the  ECAI Annual Meeting joint with the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Taiwan; &  at the International Conference of Museum and Hakka Studies, Taiwan. He is also serving as   President of the American Academy of Religion Western Region and as Editor-in-Chief of History and Perspective: the Journal of the Chinese Historical of America.  He has published an article,“Hakka Identity in the United States,” and co-authored with AAS MA alumni Dean Adachi a book,  Japanese Americans: History and Culture of a People by ABC-CLIO.

Eric Mar was quoted  in the CityLab article A Solemn Memorial Sparks a Feud Between Sister Cities on December 4, 2017.  He also served as a moderator for the panel, “The Day Is Long and Full of Terror”: Chinese American  Subjectivity, Citizenship, and Agency: at the 2017 Chinese Historical Society of America's conference.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud ·published  a collaborative poem titled “Love/Object/Treason: A Group Poem” In Ajar.  She presented “On the importance of telling our stories” at the “Chinese Couplets Film Screening & Panel” and   served as a keynote at the Phil P. Choy Memorial”  at the 2017 Chinese Historical Society of America's conference.   As  the DVAN Executive Director, she was also interviewed on  KQED and also received a grant from APICC  for an annual Vietnamese American Literary Festival.  

Eric Pido presented and discussed his recently published book, Migrant Returns, at a SFSU Asian American Studies sponsored presentation.  He also  received a sabbatical award for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Valerie Soe  published a book review of Yiu-Wai Chu’s  Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History in the Journal of Popular Music Studies. On Nov. 10 she chaired and participated in the roundtable “Moving Bodies Towards Wonder: Asian American Aesthetics from Anger to Action,” at the  American Studies Association annual meeting, Chicago IL  She also was a guest lecturer at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, and National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. She also published several posts on her blog beyondasiaphila.com, including “End of a Day: Jonghyun’s Suicide and Orientalist Concern Trolling”  I Know You’re Coming Along: CNBLUE STAY GOLD album reviewNon, je ne regrette rien: The Package, eps. 1-2 review ; We’re Like A Puzzle: CNBLUE in Taipei/Yonghwa in Kobe concert reviews; “Life Is A Party: Jung Yonghwa’s DO DISTURB and SUMMER CALLING album reviews'; and “Rebel Without A Pause: Why We Need GOOK.”

Christen Sasaki published the book chapter   “How the Portuguese Became White: The Racial Politics of Pre-Annexation Hawai‘i,” in Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings, ed. Lon Kurashige. (Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2017).  She also presented  “The Japanese Immigrant Experience in America,” at the  Nichi Bei Foundation Wakamatsu Pilgrimage. She was also the invited presenter at the AAPI History Group at The Huntington Library, Pasadena presenting, “Historicizing the Homestead: ‘Wahiawa Colony’ and the American Family Farm in Hawai‘i”.

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales presented Ethnic Studies: Saving Lives, Sacred Spaces & Solidarity at the TFCU talks.

Grace J. Yoo presented,  “Breast Cancer among Chinese Immigrant Women: Understanding Unmet Needs” at the 2017 Chinese Historical Society of America's conference. She also guest lectured at the University of San Francisco about Caring Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean Americans.  She also co-presented with her research team, "Family Support Dynamics in Older Asian Americans With Type 2 Diabetes & Their Adult Children," at the annual Asian American Health Research Roundtable sponsored by  the department and UCSF Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH).