Welcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute website. My name is Jason Oliver Chang, I’m Associate Professor of History and Asian American studies and I’m also beginning my first year as director of this academic unit.
Read more of Jason's message here.
FOCUS ON FACULTY & INSTITUTE INITIATIVES
An interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with LJ Karam, an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut majoring in Economics and minoring in Asian American Studies.
Read the interview here.
- Director’s MessageWelcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute website. My name is Jason Oliver Chang, I’m Associate Professor of History and Asian American studies and I’m also beginning my first year as director of this academic unit. We have an exciting slate of events this year that highlight our transnational and diaspora focus. Our […]Posted on October 10, 2018
- U.S. Marine’s Son Wins Okinawa Election – Alexis Dudden FeaturedBy Motoko Rich Sept. 30, 2018 TOKYO — Denny Tamaki, the son of a Japanese mother and a United States Marine, became the first mixed-race governor in Japan on Sunday after winning a close election in Okinawa, a southern archipelago heavily populated by American military installations. His victory poses a setback to plans by the […]Posted on October 2, 2018
- Queering Inter-Asian LinkagesProfessor Debanuj DasGupta wins prestigious Social Science Research Council Fellowship in TransRegional Studies: Inter-Asian Linkages & Connections. This research focuses on the changing regulations related to LGBT communities across South & SE Asia. Read more about the Fellowship here. DasGupta is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University […]Posted on October 2, 2018
- Student Spotlight: Life as an Asian American Studies MinorAn interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with LJ Karam, an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut majoring in Economics and minoring in Asian American Studies. Chang: Tell us a little about yourself and what you do at UConn. Karam: My name is LJ Karam, and I’m […]Posted on September 25, 2018
- Chino: The History of Chinese Migrants in MexicoJason Chang is the author of Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico. In this segment, he sits down with host Maria Hinojosa to discuss the history of Chinese migration to Mexico, first in the 1800s and then again in the 1900s. Together, they unpack the parallels between the anti-Chinese rhetoric used in Mexico during that time […]Posted on September 25, 2018
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Storrs CampusMcHugh Hall 101
The film "Daze of Justice" is the intimate story of trailblazing Cambodian-American women who break decades of silence, abandoning the security of their American homes on a journey back into Cambodia's killing fields, only this time not as victims but as witnesses determined to resurrect the memory of their loved ones before the UN Special Tribunal prosecuting the Khmer Rouge. Only Daze of Justice takes us beyond the Killing Fields. The women must not only find the courage to remember their past, they also face an unexpected and agonizing predicament when they come face to face with Phang, the son of Kaing Guek Eav (Alias "Duch"), one of Pol Pot's most notorious torturers. And in the process, on the margins of the UN tribunal, the seekers become the source of Justice. The women not only generate a vocabulary for reclaiming the past but pave a path that extends the promise of redemption to future generations. (http://www.dazeofjustice.com)
After the film screening, Director MICHAEL SIV and Researcher DR. LEAKHENA NOU will discuss their work on this groundbreaking and critically acclaimed documentary.
This event is free and open to the public. If you need an accommodation, please contact email@example.com or call 860-486-0830.
This event is co-sponsored by the Asian & Asian American Studies Institute, AsACC, the Human Rights Institute, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and TLC (Thai, Laotian Cambodian Student Association)
Thursday, November 29th, 2018
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusHBL - Class of 1947 Room
Fall 2018 Gender and History Seminar
East Asia Center, Director
University of California Santa Barbara
Homer Babbidge Library
Class of 1947 Room, 1st Floor
About the speaker:
Sabine FrÃ¼hstÃ¼ck is interested in the study of modern and contemporary Japanese culture and its relationship to the rest of the world. Her research has engaged several intellectual fields. Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan (2017) is a cultural history of the naturalized connections between childhood and militarism. It analyzes the rules and regularities of war play, from the hills and along the rivers of 19th century rural Japan to the killing fields of 21st century cyberspace. The ethnography, Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army (2007) employs gender, memory and popular culture as technologies of engagement with a number of debates that centrally involve the ambivalent status and condition of Japanâs contemporary military. Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan (2003) is a sociohistorical study of the creation, formation, and application of a âscience of sexâ from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusHumanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th Floor
Our UCHI Fellow will be presenting their research talk on âShore Leave: Asian Sailors, Maritime Culture, and the Making of Greater Asian Americaâ followed by a light reception.
For more information, please visit https://humanities.uconn.edu/2018-19fellows/.
If you require accommodation for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the event.
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Storrs CampusJorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Asian Nite 2019 is the annual talent showcase presented by AsACC and PAC. Please join us for one of the most entertaining shows of the year!
Tickets available at the Jorgensen Box Office - call 860-486-4226 or on-line at http://jorgensen.uconn.edu
Tickets at prior sales are $12 for Students, $15 Others and $10 children under 10. ALL tickets at the door on 3/23/18 will be $20.