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.
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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.
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- Water Security on a Gender Continuum: Global Challenges Research FundPlease check out Dr. Debanuj Dasgupta’s new project with the Global Challenges Research Fund regarding water security! More information about their upcoming workshops and research here: https://research.kent.ac.uk/researchservices/gcwi/#Posted on March 27, 2019
- 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
Basketball In Asia Panel6:30pm
Monday, September 23rd, 2019
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Storrs Campus MCHU 102COME HEAR FROM A PLAYER, RECRUITER, JOURNALIST, AND SCHOLAR ABOUT
THE RISE OF BASKETBALL IN ASIA. DO YOU HAVE A FUTURE IN BASKETBALL
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PACIFIC? MINORING IN ASIAN STUDIES CAN
HELP PUT CAREERS IN THIS FIELD WITHIN REACH.
Paul Harris: Professional player in Turkey, France, and Philippines
James Wang: Professional player in China, WME sports talent agent
Qixin "Kevin" Wang: Senior editor, ESPN (primarily focusing on NBS coverage for China)
Stanley Thangaraj: Assistant Professor of Anthropology at City College of New York
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Shusenjo Film Screening & Discussion4:00pm
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Storrs Campus Konnover Auditorium, Dodd CenterMiki Dezaki, a Youtuber who was threatened and harassed by Japan`s notorious netouyo (cyber neo-nationalists) for his video on racism in Japan, is not shying away from controversial topics with his debut feature length documentary on the comfort women issue. The film, titled “Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue,” dives deep into the most contentious dispute between Japan and Korea, and finds answers to hotly debated questions, such as: Were the comfort women “sexual slaves” or prostitutes? Were they coercively recruited? Were there really 200,000 comfort women? And, does Japan have a legal responsibility to apologize?
Dezaki masterfully interweaves footage from demonstrations, man-on-the-street interviews,
news and archival clips with in-depth interviews with the most prominent scholars and
influencers from both sides of the debate, including Yoshiko Sakurai (journalist), Kent
Gilbert (lawyer/celebrity), Mina Watanabe (secretary-general of the Women`s Active
Museum), Koichi Nakano (political science professor) and Yoshiaki Yoshimi (historian).
The screening will take place from 4-6 pm, followed by a discussion with director Miki Dezaki until 7 pm.
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Education Abroad 1015:00pm
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs Campus Rowe 122Join us to hear from past participants who will talk about their study abroad experience! Regional campus students watch as we stream the presentation and panel. Register here https://nexus.uconn.edu/secure_per/events/event_registration.php?ser=1469&rc=3948816875
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Hartford Campus Hartford Public Library Center for Contemporary Cultures, 500 Main Street, HartfordPang! is an evening of three highly original theater pieces about real families facing challenges of contemporary working class life in America - from hunger and gun violence to foreclosure and anti-immigration bias - with love, humor and intelligence. This "unplugged" presentation of Pang! is staged as a live radio show or podcast: intimate, authentic, and interactive.
This event is co-sponsorship with UConn Hartford, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, School of Social Work, Hartford Public Library and The Autorino Centr for the Arts and Humanities at the University of St. Joseph.
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Asian Nite 20207:30pm
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Storrs Campus Jorgensen Center for the Performing ArtsAsian Nite 2020 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 prices TBD.
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Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Nu-Anh Tran4:00pm
Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs Campus Humanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th FloorOur UCHI Fellow will be presenting their research talk on “Disunion: Anticommunist Nationalists in the Republic of Vietnam, 1954-1963” followed by a light reception. For more information, please visit https://humanities.uconn.edu/fellowships/current-and-previous-fellows/. If you require accommodation for this event, please contact email@example.com at least one week prior to the event.
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