Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
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Inaugural Banquet

SASA Cultural Show

International Festival



APA Creative Careers Panel Dinner

APA Alumni Career Panel Dinner


PIIRS Student & Faculty China Symposium

LGBT Movie Night

Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo art gallery

Easter Sunday



Strengthening and Connecting Asians - Dinner

KASA Spring Banquet

HKSA Movie Night

Poetic Voices Presents: Yellow Rage



Frank H. Wu

Frank H. Wu Dinner Discussion

SEAS Kenduri Banquet

Margaret Cho

AASA / BSU Social Event


KALAA Indian Dance


J-Pop Study Break


Closing Events
Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo Reception


Important Note:

Please RSVP for the Frank Wu Dinner, Inaugural Banquet and Closing Events at with the event in the subject line and your name and class in the body. Also, career dinners are limited to the first 20 people that respond.

April 2, 2004 -

Inaugural Banquet
Keynote speaker -
Roger J. Chiang, DNC Constituency Outreach Director
Welcoming performance by Princeton University Lion Dance
Whig Senate Hall
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In June 2003, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) named Roger J. Chiang as the Director of Constituency Outreach. Mr. Chiang directs constituency finance and outreach activities at the DSCC.

Prior to joining the DSCC, Mr. Chiang was most recently the Director of Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Outreach at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Mr. Chiang directed the DNC's APIA voter education and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts for the 2001 and 2002 elections. The DNC APIA Outreach Office ran unprecedented outreach efforts in the APIA community, increasing APIA voter turnout by as much as 30% in high populated APIA precincts.

Mr. Chiang worked as a Research Assistant at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. As an appointee in the Clinton/Gore Administration, Mr. Chiang was the highest- ranking Asian American at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he last served as Advisor to Secretary Andrew Cuomo. Mr. Chiang was also HUD's representative to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Mr. Chiang is a veteran of Presidential campaigns, working as the Deputy Director of Advance for the Clinton/Gore 1996 Re-Elect and as Scheduler to Al Gore for the Gore/Lieberman 2000 campaign. Mr. Chiang worked for the University of California Office of Federal Government Relations, and former Congressman Anthony C. Beilenson (California).

Currently, Mr. Chiang is a Candidate for a Masters in Business Administration degree at Johns Hopkins University, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Santa Barbara. Mr. Chiang is a National Board Member for the UCSB Alumni Association, and serves on the Host Committee for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

In 2002, Mr. Chiang was named, "Top 30 Under 30 Most Influential Asian Pacific Americans" by and is cited in "Who's Who of Asian Americans."

Mr. Chiang is from Palos Heights, Illinois and Chatsworth (Los Angeles), California. Mr. Chiang currently resides in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2004 -

South Asian Students Association Cultural Show
Richardson Auditorium
8:00 pm

SASA Annual Cultural Show: SANGAM


it will feature Naacho, PSAT (Princeton South Asian Theatrics), UPENN's ATMA A Capella group, Villanova's VILLABHOOM BHANGRA GROUP, and more. FREE FOOD, FREE ADMISSION

April 3, 2004 -

International Festival
Dillon Gym
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

1 pm Kickoff Show with Drummers, Lion and Dragon Dance! Followed by workshops sponsored by Princeton University Lion Dance and CSA.

Exhibits, interactive displays, food, and games in the afternoon. Cultural and fashion show at night. Please present PUID for admission.

Co-Sponsored by the International Center and Chinese Students Association

April 6, 2004 -

APA Creative Careers Panel
Dinner Discussion
Butler Special Dining Room
6:15 pm

Panelists include:

Writing and Miscellaneous- N. Rain Noe is a NYC-based freelance writer and industrial designer with a broad range of experience in various fields--ambulance driver, bartender, trend forecaster, English teacher, and host of an online web program, among other things. He reads his fiction regularly at venues throughout New York, and performs in the occasional stage production. Author of the well-received column "Love in a 10-Block Radius" on, he is now developing a new column for

Film - Rich Lim was the youngest-ever Creative Executive at independent film house The Shooting Gallery. He is now in charge of Acquisitions for The Film Movement, a new and innovative distributor of independent and foreign films.

Fashion - Michele Chan is an NYC-based Buyer for one of the country's leading retailers, Lord & Taylor. Having worked in fashion for eight years, Michele is in her twenties yet makes fashion decisions that help influence what Americans wear.

Design - Eddie Pak is a Korean-American graphic designer and creative director. He has designed and creatively consulted for clients such as MTV, David Bowie, National Geographic, Fox, Atlantic Records, Donna Karan, and Pfizer. Eddie has taught intro level design and has spoken about his work in the US, France, Hong Kong, and Brazil.

Professional Drifting - Henry Lam has worked in publishing, corporate communications, sports marketing, and in the Internet field. A master at career reinventions, he recently quit his position as site producer for to pursue screenwriting. He holds a Master's in Professional Studies from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program and has lectured at Smith College, NYU and the University of Wisconsin.

Co-Sponsored by Wilson College, and the International Center.

April 7, 2004 -

APA Alumni Careers Panel
Dinner Discussion
Forbes Cafe
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stephen K. Shueh, President - Alterasset Finance Management Corp

Mr. Shueh joined AAM in 1997 and works with clients on asset allocation and financial planning. Prior to AAM, he was employed by Merrill Lynch at an institutional equity trading desk in New York. Mr. Shueh currently serves as President of his graduating class at Princeton and is on the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Greater Mercer County. He previously served as a New Jersey Supreme Court appointed member of the Office of Attorney Ethics, District VII Fee Arbitration Committee. He graduated from Princeton University where he studied at the Woodrow Wilson School with a focus on economic policy.

Youngsuk Chi, COO Random House North America

Youngsuk serves as chief operating officer of Random House North America and president of Random House Asia. Before joining Random House, he was chief operating officer of Ingram Book Group. While at Ingram, he founded Lightning Source Inc., the leading on-demand printing and eBook service provider. He graduated with an B.A. in economics from Princeton and an MBA in finance from Columbia.

Mr. Ho-san Chang, Vice President TAO Design

Princeton '94 BA in Architecture. Harvard GSD '99 Masters in Architecture.

Joyce Chen Shueh, Attorney

Joyce Chen Shueh '96 is currently a litigation attorney with the law firm of Dechert LLP. She majored in East Asian Studies while at Princeton and later worked in the internal consulting group at Bankers Trust Company before obtaining a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Before joining her current law firm, she also clerked for a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and worked as a litigation associate for Latham & Watkins.

Co-Sponsored by A4P, Association of Asian American Alumni of Princeton.

April 9, 2004 -

Keeping the Dragon Aloft:
Can a rising China overcome internal and external challenges in the 21st century?
Robertson Hall / Friend Center
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Is China a vigorous, rising power of the 21st century or is it an overextended, outdated and crumbling empire weighed down by domestic tensions and decay? The answer is not so simple. The Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Undergraduate Fellows invites you to register for the inaugural PIIRS Student & Faculty China Symposium on Friday, April 9. The first-of-its-kind Princeton event will give students a look at contemporary China, and the challenges that this nation faces in the midst of its often-discussed but rarely explained rise on the international scene. Students who register will have the chance to hear comments from and ask questions of Princeton's faculty and graduate student China specialists, will enjoy a catered Chinese dinner with professors and graduate students and a keynote from the Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations. The opening panel discussion and a movie screening following the symposium will be open to the public.

2:00-3:15 pm -
Opening Panel: Keeping the dragon aloft: Internal and external challenges to China?s rise in the 21st century.
Featuring Professor Gregory Chow, Professor Gil Rozman, Assistant-Professor Eric Thun, Professor Lynn White
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

3:30-4:30 pm -
*Group Discussion Session I: Economic factors, foreign affairs, human and civil rights
Robertson Hall 005, 020, 023

4:45-5:45 pm -
*Group Discussion Session II: Taiwan, the urban-rural gap, the State and political control
Robertson 005, 020, 023

6:00-7:00 pm -
*Dinner with Keynote Speaker
Friend Center Convocation Room

7:00-8:00 pm -
Keynote Address
Wang Guangya, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations
Friend Center 101

8:00-10:00 pm -
Movie Screening: Suzhou River
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

* Events require registration. Contact Miriam Schive at by MONDAY, MARCH 29 to register. Space is limited to 70-80 undergraduates and 10 graduate students. Registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Global Issues Forum

April 9, 2004 -

LGBT Movie Night with an Asian Twist
Feature Film: Mango Souffle
Frist 302
10:00 pm

In celebration of APAHM, LGBT is sponsoring a Q&A film fest, with several shorts and an Indian feature film, Mango Souffle.

The shorts will be Love, Ltd. - Siblings turn a dysfunctional family dinner into a coming out party. (24 min) & Nina - A documentary about a Filipina transsexual's journey through transformation. (10 min)

Feature film: Mango Souffle - Toss together some gay men, ex-lovers and friends; stir in cocktails; let the love, valor, and compassion rise to the surface, and watch the skeletons tumble out of the closet. Receiving great reviews, this is the first film out of Bombay dealing with contemporary gay male life in India.

Sponsored by LGBT

April 10, 2004 -

Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo
Painter, poet, teacher, scholar

A collection of her paintings are on display in the Woodrow Wilson School gallery until the end of April.

Dr. Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo is an internationally known scholar, painter, poet, composer, Feng Shui practitioner, and educator who has made tremendous contributions to the understanding of Chinese philosophy and aesthetics. She studied architecture at the University of Illinois and then completed her both undergraduate and masters degrees from San Diego State University. She received her Ed.D. from University of San Francisco in 1981. Her doctoral thesis deals with the discriminators of Chinese aesthetics as seen in the life and works of Ch's Pai-Shih (1864-1957) and its implications for teaching Chinese art.

She directed the Chinese Language Program, the China Studies Institute, and the Center for Asian Studies at San Diego State University. Her paintings have been shown in numerous museums and galleries in Asia and the United States, including the United Nations, the Sackler Museum at Harvard University, and the National Gallery in Taipei. She has lectured extensively at universities around the world including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Duke, and University of California at Berkeley, as well as the United Nations and the National Endowment for the Arts.

She was the recipient of many awards, including San Diego State's 1988-1989 University Outstanding Professor Award, the 1990-1991 University Research Lecturer, and the coveted National Scholastic Honorary Society's award. She was a Beta Kappa Lecturer (1995-1996), and served for six years as a Commissioner for Arts and Culture for the City of San Diego and a member of the National Council on the Arts from 1991-1996. In 1997 she was honored as the Humanitarian of the Year by the National Conference (of Christians and Jews).

The exhibition will be up from 4/11 through 4/29.

Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo's Website

April 11, 2004 -

Easter Sunday
Princeton Chapel Service
11:00 am

April 14, 2004 -

Connecting and Strengthening Asians at Princeton
Dinner Discussion
Whig Stokes Lounge
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Invited guests include: Professor Lynn White (WWS), Professor Todd Stevens (HIS), Professor Virginia Kwan (PSY), Samuel Wang (MOL).

April 16, 2004 -

Korean American Sudents Association Spring Banquet
Carl A. Fields Center
6:00 pm

Sponsored by KASA

April 16, 2004 -

Hong Kong Students Association Movie Night
Film: Infernal Affairs 2
Jones 113
8:00 pm

Sponsored by HKSA

April 17, 2004 -

Poetic Voices Presents: Yellow Rage
Spoken Word Performance
Cafe Vivian
10:00 pm

Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh made their first appearance together as "Black Hair, Brown Eyes, Yellow Rage" in December 2000 at the Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Slam in Philadelphia, where they made the semi-finals. Since then, they have performed at the 2001 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado; the 2001 APIA Spoken Word Summit in Seattle, WA; the 2001 NY International Fringe Festival in the show Asians Misbehavin'; and the 2002 ECASU (East Coast Asian Student Union) Conference at Duke University.

In August 2002, the Leeway Foundation awarded Yellow Rage a Windows of Opportunity Grant which enabled them to travel to Hawai'i (Oahu) where they performed for the local poetry organization/collective Wordstew and attended the Globalization Research Center's Trafficking of Asian Women and Children Conference. They were also featured on HBO's Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, which first aired in December 2001. Together, Michelle and Catzie are a dynamic duo of Philly-based Asian American female spoken word poets. Through their voices, Catzie and Michelle hope to provide an awareness that is not often heard. Exploring topics from fetishes to cultural appropriation to ethnic pride, Yellow Rage challenges mainstream misconceptions of Asianness.

Yellow Rage Website

Co-Sponsored by Frist Campus Center and the Women's Center

April 19, 2004 -

Taiwanese Students Association Speaker
World Health Organization

April 20, 2004 -

Frank H. Wu
Professor, Howard University School of Law
Guest Lecture - Yellow: Race in America
Frist 302
4:30 pm lecture, 6:00 pm dinner (RSVP)

Frank H. Wu joined the faculty of the Howard University School of Law, in Washington, D.C., in 1995. He was tenured in 2000. He also is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He was a visiting professor at University of Michigan for the 2002-03 academic year.

Professor Wus Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White was published in 2002, with a paperback edition released in 2003. His co-authored textbook, Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, was published in 2001. His more than 200 articles have appeared on a professional basis in such periodicals as the Washington Post, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Chronicle of Higher Education, National Law Journal, Legal Times, and Asian Week.

Before beginning his academic career, Professor Wu held a clerkship with the late United States District Court Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland. He then joined the civil litigation practice group at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. While there, he concentrated on class action litigation and also devoted a quarter of his time to the representation of indigent individuals in landlord-tenant matters.

Professor Wu received a B.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan. He served as a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School.

A native-born U.S. citizen, Professor Wu is married to Carol L. Izumi, a law professor at George Washington University. They live in Washington, D.C. with two dogs, Buster and Ding Ding; and a bird, Walter. He is an avid motorcyclist (riding a 2002 BMW K 1200 RS) and fan of live theatre (esp. Shakespeare).

April 20, 2004 -

Frank H. Wu Dinner Discussion
6:00 pm following lecture

Please rsvp at for a spot. Only the first 20 people that respond will be able to attend.

April 21, 2004 -

Frank H. Wu Lunch Conversation
with Princeton faculty

April 21, 2004 -

South East Asians Society Kenduri Banquet
Carl A. Fields Center
6:00 pm

Sponsored by SEAS.

April 22, 2004 -

Comedian Margaret Cho
Dillon Gym
10:30 pm

Cho started performing stand-up at age 16 in a comedy club called The Rose & Thistle above a bookstore her parents ran. Soon after, she won a comedy contest where first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld. She moved to Los Angeles in the early '90s and lived in a house with several other young performers.

Still in her early twenties, Margaret hit the college circuit, where she immediately became the most booked act in the market and garnered a nomination for Campus Comedian of The Year. She performed over 300 concerts within 2 years and subsequently won the American Comedy Award for Female Comedian in 1994. Arsenio Hall introduced her to late night audiences, Bob Hope put her on a prime time special and, seemingly overnight, Margaret Cho became a national celebrity. Margaret has been honored by GLAAD, American Women in Radio and Television, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the National Organization for Women for making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Margaret Cho's Website

Co-Sponsored by the Junior Class

April 23, 2004 -

AASA / BSU Social Event
Quadrangle Club
10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Co-Sponsored by the Asian American Students Association and Black Students Union

April 25, 2004 -

KALAA Indian Dance
Frist Performance Theatre
8:00 pm

April 27, 2004 -

J-Pop Study Break
Butler Dining Room
10:00 pm

Dance Dance Revolution, Anime, Hello Kitty, Go, Pocky, snacks and paraphernalia.

April 29, 2004 -

Closing Events
Potluck Banquet
Carl A. Fields Center
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

April 29, 2004 -

Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo
East Room Murray Dodge Hall
10:00 am

There will be a reception and pre-gallery talk with Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo at 10:00am, 4/29, in the East Room of Murray Dodge Hall. Afterwards, the artist will walk over to the Bernstein Gallery in Robertson Hall with the viewers.