Transnational Frames: Rearticulating Asian American Knowledges

 Asian American Studies     May 7 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Zoom (RSVP in Link Below)

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For this program, Jane H. Hong, Susie Woo, and Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony will discuss their recently published books to explore various contexts of Asian American transnational migration. Drawing on research from the US, India, and the Philippines, Jane Hong’s book tracks a transpacific movement of Asians, Asian Americans, and others who leveraged U.S. imperial projects in Asia to dismantle America's Asian exclusion regime in the context of global movements for anticolonial independence and Black freedom. Susie Woo moves this discussion to focus on how imperial intimacies recast representations of Korean women and children during the Korean War and its aftermath, illuminating the effects of US militarization upon Koreans on both sides of the Pacific. Dorothy Fujita-Rony will address the meanings of family stories and artifacts within a gendered and interimperial context, demonstrating how these knowledges can produce alternate cartographies of memory and belonging within the Indonesian diaspora. Valerie J. Matsumoto (Professor, History /Asian American Studies, UCLA) will provide commentary.

Sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies

Co-sponsors: Department of Art History, Center for Critical Korean Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of East Asian Studies, Department of English, Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, Department of Global and International Studies, Department of History, Humanities Center

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