Fall 2014 Asian American Studies-Related Class: Taiko Drumming Workshop

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.

April ASAM Events

March 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Come to an Asian American studies-related event in April!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Dramatic Re-enactment of Chy Lung v. Freeman

March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

On Thursday, April 3, come to Lewis 120 at 4:30pm to see a dramatic re-enactment of the 1876 court case Chy Lung v. Freeman. Colloquially referred to as the “case of the 22 lewd Chinese women,” Chy Lung v. Freeman was a U.S. Supreme Court case arising from a ruling by the California immigration commissioner that 22 Chinese women on a ship arrived in America were prostitutes because they came by themselves and without families. This was the first court case in American history to involve Chinese litigants and has had a lasting impact on American immigration policy.

The dramatic re-enactment will be performed by Princeton undergraduate students, directed by Lewis Center Lecturer R.N. Sandberg, and moderated by the Honorable Judge Denny Chin ’75, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. For more information about the re-enactments, take a look at this article in the Atlantic. We hope to see you there!

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FFR LGBTQ Spring Lecture – Exploring Queer & Asian-American Scholarship

February 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

On Wednesday, April 30, join us in 106 McCormick from 4:30pm-6:30pm for a panel discussion on the interrelationships and dynamics between the fields of Asian American studies and queer studies! The panel is called “Disciplines of Desire and Identity: Exploring Queer & Asian-American Scholarship,” and the panelists include 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).

For more information about the lecture, please click here. We hope to see you there!

CSDP Colloquium – Cecilia Mo

February 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

Next Thursday, February 27, come to the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics colloquium series for a lecture given by Cecilia Mo, Assistant Professor of Political Science from Vanderbilt University! The talk is entitled, “Why Do Asian Americans Identify as Democrats? Testing Theories of Social Exclusion and Intergroup Solidarity,” and it will start at 12 noon in 300 Wallace Hall.

For more information about the lecture and Professor Mo, please click here.

Upcoming Asian American Studies Events

February 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

  1. The next installment in the Asian American Studies Today and Tomorrow lecture series will be on Tuesday, February 25, at 4:30pm in 010 East Pyne. Professor Claire Jean Kim from the University of California, Irvine will be giving a lecture entitled “Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age.”
  2. Asian American poet Tan Lin will be coming to Princeton on Monday, March 3, at 4:30pm in 010 East Pyne for a poetry reading and discussion with Lewis Center Fellow Danielle Aubert and Professor Anne Cheng as a part of the Critical Encounters lecture series.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at both of these events!

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THE 2013 ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES SURVEY IS HERE! WHAT IS ASIAN AMERICA?

February 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

AASA has finished its 2013 Asian American Studies Survey! Conducted this fall, AASA asked Princeton students about their perception of the cohesion of the Asian American community and whom they thought was Asian American in the first place. Included in the report, among other things, is data of how similar Princetonians think Asian Americans are culturally, racially, historically, economically, and politically. Responses are also broken down according to race of respondents, showing differing perspectives within and without Princeton’s Asian American community. Two graphics below summarize our findings.

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