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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.
Saturday, Feb 13th, 1pm-3pm, OnlineAmerican Chinese RestaurantsRVSP by Chinese Historical Society of America
Join CHSA and the authors of American Chinese Restaurants for our annual Chinese New Years Celebration. This newly published book includes case studies from the USA,
Canada, Chile, and more to examine the historical and lived experiences of the Chinese restaurant. During this webinar, presenters will share their insights into small
family businesses, historical racism, architecture, and growing up in an American Chinese restaurant. Additionally, presenters will speak about the ramifications of Covid-19
on Chinese and Asian restaurants.
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