AAS Faculty & Students present at AAAS

AAS faculty and students presented at the Association of Asian American Studies conference in Miami the following papers:

AAS Faculty

Kei Fischer, "Dont Forget Me: A Movement to Build 'Comfort Women' memorials in the United States"

Russell Jeung,  "Towards a  Theory of Religion: The Roots  and Implications of Liyi Discourse" 

Ben Kobashigawa, "Frank Higashi; MIS: A Nisei Soldier in the Homeland"

Eric Pido, "Other Militarisms: Articulation a New Methodology for Imagining Militarization in the Pacific "

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.