July 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
Good tidings from America’s premiere collegiate development office this Independence Day:
Not only has the Asian American Studies Fund reached its $250k goal, it has surpassed this goal, reaching as of last count $265,347! Donors from every decade between the 1950s and the 2010s are represented, in addition to graduate alums, multigenerational alums, and parents of alums.
The Princeton Asian American Students Association would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this great effort. This permanently endowed fund is another major step in establishing an Asian American studies program here on campus.
One final note: professor Anne Cheng ’85, who taught the Introduction to Asian American Studies course last semester, will be co-director of the Program in American Studies in spring 2015, and director in fall 2015. AASA congratulates Professor Cheng, an absolutely integral advocate for Asian American studies on campus, for her appointment!
June 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
At about $225,000 the Asian American Studies Program Fund is not yet at the June 30th goal of $250,000, but we already have tremendous news to report! Participation has been broad and deep. Donors hail from both the US and abroad. Simultaneously, undergraduate and graduate alumni donors represent classes from the 1960’s to the 2010’s. Most notably President Eisgruber has made a personal donation to the Fund as a show of support. Current undergraduates, faculty, friends, and trustees are also pitching in to help support programming and research in AAS.
But we are pushing to make up the last $25,000 to show the administration just how strong support for this program is. If you know anyone who might want to donate to the fund, please give them the information below! Donors could be alums, parents, or even people not affiliated to the university.
Every gift, regardless of size, is a show of support to the Administration, which is also doing its part for AAS by hiring faculty and encouraging the development of a track in the Program in American Studies. Please help us reach our goal! For more information about the Fund and details of how to donate, please contact Jeanie Kim of the Development Office at email@example.com. You can also see our report on Asian American Studies here and our video for the fund here.
Thank you and sorry for how much of a blatant advertising campaign this is!
Asian American Studies Committee, AASA
May 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is calling for two fellowships for emerging Asian American writers! Their announcement is below.
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is excited to announce the call for two separate fellowships for emerging Asian American writers tied to the magazines we publish. The Open City Fellowship, now in its fourth year, gives five writers the opportunity to write and publish short-form and long-form narrative nonfiction on the vibrant immigrant communities of New York City. This year we’re announcing a new opportunity, The Margins Fellowship, which gives three emerging creative writers (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) aged thirty and under the chance to establish a home for their writing and a space to develop their careers. The deadline is Friday, May 16, by 11 pm. For more info, see our fellowship page, which links to our FAQ and the application: http://www.aaww.org/fellowships/.Each of our fellows will receive $5,000, access to the AAWW space, publishing opportunities in our magazines, free workshops, and more. The Margins fellows will also receive residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, an innovative seven-acre artists retreat space at the former house and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. All fellows will serve as writers-in-residence with our online magazines, which have published Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Ashok Kondabolu, Sarah Gambito, Jad Abumrad, and been linked to by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and The New Inquiry. We’re asking all applicants to read our FAQ for the fellowships before applying.
May 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
May 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
Judge Denny Chin will be moderating the New York City Bar Association’s historical reenactment of 22 Lewd Chinese Women: Chy Lung v. Freeman on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 42 W. 44nd St. in New York. If you attended the reenactment performed by Princeton students earlier this month, this is a great opportunity to see it performed again by a different group of people!
April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment
Professor Noriko Manabe in the Department of Music is teaching a class next semester titled, “MUS 255/EAS 255 Taiko Drumming Workshop: Japanese and North American Perspectives.”
The course consists of two parts. One part is a seminar on the aesthetics and social context of taiko drumming in both Japan and Asian America. The other part is a workshop learning how to perform taiko drumming, and is taught by Kaoru Watanabe, a former member of the elite Kodo drumming troupe in Japan.
This class meets from 12:30pm to 4pm on Tuesdays (unlike what the Registrar’s page says) and fulfills a Social Analysis distribution requirement.
The link to the course application site is here. Applications are due April 16.
For more information, please visit the Registrar’s page for the course.
March 10, 2014 § Leave a comment
Come to an Asian American studies-related event in April!
- Wednesday, April 2. “The Extraordinary Religiosity of Second-Generation Asian American Muslims and Evangelical Christians,” a lecture by Carolyn E. Chen, Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, Northwestern University. Part of the “Asian American Studies Today and Tomorrow” lecture series. 4:30pm, McCormick 106. For more information, please see this flyer.
- Thursday, April 3. “Lewd Chinese Women,” a dramatic re-enactment of the 1876 Supreme Court case Chy Lung v. Freeman. Performed by Princeton undergraduates, directed by Lewis Center lecturer R.N. Sandberg, moderated by Judge Denny Chin, U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Part of the “Critical Encounters” lecture series. 4:30pm, Lewis Library 120.
- Monday, April 7. Rescheduled: “Being Insomniac,” a poetry reading by Tan Lin, followed by a conversation with Professor Anne Cheng, Department of English, and Danielle Aubert, graphic designer and Lewis Center fellow. Part of the “Critical Encounters lecture series. 4:30pm, McCormick 106.
- Wednesday, April 30. Fund for Reunion Spring LGBTQ Lecture “Disciplines of Desire and Identity: Exploring Queer & Asian-American Scholarship,” panel discussion with David L. Eng (English, University of Pennsylvania), Gayatri Gopinath (Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University), and Amy Sueyoshi (Associate Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University). 4:30pm, McCormick 106.