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Asian American Studies
Image: Chinatown, Behind Azteca Theater, China Alley, 838 F St., Fresno
The Asian American Studies Speaker Series began in academic year 2018-2019 as a space
to engage undergraduate students across the disciplines in dialogue around the topics
of immigration, labor, history and memory, citizenship and belonging, popular culture,
and current events. We invite scholars, community members, activists, and practitioners
to promote the history and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the
United States, Fresno, and the Central Valley.
Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Banh on her co-edited anthology with Dr. Haiming Liu
(California State Polytechnic University, Pomona). American Chinese Restaurants: Society, Culture and Consumption (Routledge, 2020) provides ethnographic insights on small family businesses, struggling
immigrant parents, and kids working, living, and growing up in an American Chinese
restaurant. This is the first book based on personal histories to document and analyze
the American Chinese restaurant world. New narratives by various international and
American contributors have presented Chinese restaurants as dynamic agencies that
raise questions on identity, ethnicity, transnationalism, industrialization, (post)modernity,
assimilation, public and civic spheres, and socioeconomic differences.
Fresno State Annual Asian American Month sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center.
If you missed the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration held on May 6
at the Satellite Student Union, watch this recording to see the cultural performances
from students and community organizations. The celebration features a fashion show,
lao, punjab, chinese and Hmong dancing.
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