A Conversation with
and Chang-rae Lee
A tale for the time being
Moderated by Anne Chang
and Sarah Chihaya
50 McCosh Hall
April 28th 4:30pm
The Intimacies of Four Continents
Professor of English
and American Studies
010 East Pyne
March 30th 4:30pm
CHINESE AMERICAN EXCLUSION / INCLUSION
FROM THE EXCLUSION ACT OF 1882, TOWARD A MORE INCLUSIVE SOCIETY
A Program in Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Wednesday March 25, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Whig Hall Senate Chamber
Co-sponsored with Whig Clio, and the Princeton-Trenton Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and discriminatory legislation through 1904 set quotas, with grueling immigration interviews and hurdles. This set the stage for a dark era lasting till World War II that restricted Chinese Americans and saw police raids and violent incidents, with Congress issuing an apology in 2012. To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a panel will explore the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and lessons for reducing discrimination and easing immigrant integration today. Joining us are two of the foremost scholarly experts on Chinese American Exclusion:
Jack Tchen , Director of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and co-founding director of the Museum of the Chinese in America.
Beth Lew-Williams , Professor of History at Princeton, currently teaches Asian American History and is writing The Chinese Must Go! under contract with Harvard University Press.
Chair & Discussant: Stanley N. Katz is Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, a legal historian, and former president of the Organization of American Historians.
Professors Tchen and Lew-Williams have been advisers to the current
exhibition at the New York Historical Society, which runs through April 19, 2015.
Race, Visuality, and History in the Quotidan
A Roundtable Discussion Featuring:
Arielle Azoulay, Brown University
Joshua Takano Chambers- Letson, Northwestern University
Linda Gordon, New York University
Eric L. Muller, University of North Carolina, School of Law
Gary Okihiro, Columbia University
Whitman College Black Box Theater
03/11/15 at 4:30 pm
Reception to Follow
Co-Sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Whitman College, and the Program in American Studies.
Please note that, due to security concerns, the exhibit has been taken down early.
Critical Encounters Lecture Series
Lewd Chinese Women
Chy Lung v. Freeman, 1876
A historical reenactment moderated by
the Honorable Judge Denny Chin
featuring Princeton student readers
directed by R.N. Sandberg
Lewis Library, Room 120
April 3, 2014
To see video of the event, please click here.
Monday, September 21, 102 Jones Hall, 12:00-1:20
Jennifer Lee, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
The Asian American Achievement Paradox
Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology
Monday, November 16, 102 Jones Hall, 12:00-1:20
Eiichiro Azuma, Associate Professor of Asian American History, Univ of Pennsylvania
California and Manchuria in the “Global West”: Trans-Pacific Networks of Japanese Immigrant Settler Colonialism
Cosponsored by the History Department and the East Asian Studies Department
McCormick Hall 106
Claire Jean Kim
Professor of Asian American Studies and Political Science
University of California, Irvine
The Question of the Hour: Are Asian Americans a “Minority?
Claire Jean Kim received her B.A. in Government from Harvard College and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. She is Professor of Asian American Studies and Political Science at University of California, Irvine, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on comparative race studies, social movements, and human-animal studies. Her first book, Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (Yale University Press) won two awards from the American Political Science Association: the Ralph Bunche Award for the Best Book on Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism and the Best Book Award from the Organized Section on Race and Ethnicity. Her second book, Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press next month), examines the intersection of race, species, and nature in impassioned disputes over how immigrants of color, racialized minorities, and Native people in the U.S. use animals in their cultural traditions. Dr. Kim was co-guest editor of a special issue of American Quarterly, “Species/Race/Sex” (September 2013) and has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and essays. She is the recipient of a grant from the University of California Center for New Racial Studies, and she has been a fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.Cosponsored with the Department of Politics, the Program in American Studies, the Council of the Humanities, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Center for African American Studies
McCormick Hall 106
Martin F. Manalansan IV
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies
Conrad Professorial Scholar in the Humanities
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Queer Metrics: Towards An Anthropology of Small Things
We live in an age of metrics. Value, personhood, and survival are appraised, calculated and evaluated according to imposed sets of official measures and standards. Using an ethnography of a single household of queer undocumented immigrants in New York City, this presentation explores a queer anti-metric stance and process as alternatives to the world gone mad on regulated appraisals and assessments by a focus on the pivotal force of mess and the vitality of small things.
Martin F. Manalansan IV is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies and a Conrad Professorial Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is an affiliate faculty in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the Global Studies Program and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2003; Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006) which was awarded the Ruth Benedict Prize in 2003. He is editor/co-editor of three anthologies namely, Cultural Compass: Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America (Temple University Press, 2000) and Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (New York University Press, 2002), Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (New York University Press, 2013) as well as a special issue of International Migration Review on gender and migration. Presently, he is Social Science Review Editor of GLQ: a journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies.
Cosponsored with the Department of Anthropology, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Program in American Studies, and the Council of the Humanities
McCormick Hall 106
Mel Yuen-Ching Chen
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Director, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
University of California, Berkeley
Cosponsored with the Department of English, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Program in American Stuides, and the Council of the Humanities
McCormick Hall 106
Associate Professor and Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology
Director, Asian American Studies Program
Cosponsored with the Department of Anthropology, the Council of the Humanities, and the Program in American Studies
Cosponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs
The Asian American Experience in the Nation's Service
Public Service and Public History in America
Tuesday, March 5
Whig Hall Senate Chamber
Sponsored by Asian American Student Association and The American Whig-Cliosophic Society
Reading followed by a conversation with the playwright.