Center for Asian American Studies
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Last Day of Classes

Friday, December 4, 2009


APA Lunch Discussion

Thursday, December 3, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Geography (GRG), 220

Consciousness Raising and Activism in the APA Community

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Job Talk: "A Gulf Unites Us" Black and Vietnamese American Solidarities in New Orleans

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 • 3:00 PM

ISESE Gallery (JES A230)

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Lectures in Art and Diaspora: Asian in America - Beili Liu

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Blanton Auditorium

Red Thread Series-Lure/Forest, 2009

Austin Asian American Film Festival Screenings!

Friday, November 13, 2009 • 12:30 PM

Student Union Theatre

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Are You Angry Yet?! :: Austin Asian American Film Festival Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 12, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Santa Rita Room, Student Union Building

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Spring Academic Advising

Friday, November 6, 2009


APA Lunch Discussion

Thursday, November 5, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Geography (GRG), 220

Building Healthy Relationships

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Lectures in Art and Diaspora: Asian in America - Karin Higa & Wangechi Mutu

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Blanton Auditorium

J.T. Sata, Untitlted (Portrait), 1928

Lectures in Art and Diaspora: Asian in America - Roger Shimomura

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Blanton Auditorium

"An American Diary"

“Minidoka On My Mind” at Greg Kucera Gallery

APA Lunch Discussion

Thursday, October 8, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Geography (GRG), 220

How Do You Define Yourself?

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Lectures in Art and Diaspora: Asian in America - Gordon H. Chang

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Blanton Auditorium

Editor of Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 (Stanford University Press, 2008)

Ethnic Studies: 40 Years in the University & Beyond - Round Table Discussion

Monday, September 28, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Texas Union :: Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102)

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Fall 2009 Classes Begin

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


May is APA Heritage Month!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month—a celebration of Asian, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Educate yourself on the origins of this month and the APA population.


CAAS Graduation Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Clay Pit-Invite Only


Cinema Truth: East is East (1999)

Thursday, April 30, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Calhoun Hall (CAL), 100

East is East, a fast-moving comedy drama of mixed-race manners, is set in Salford, England in 1970. It centers on the Anglo-Pakistani alliance of the Khan family that is both claustrophobically cohesive and hopelessly dysfunctional. In their over- crowded terrace house, anarchy erupts daily with farcical energy. The Khan children, caught between the traditional dogmatism of their Pakistani father and laissez-faire attitude of their British mother , have a lot of difficulties to fol


American Crossroads:

Thursday, April 16, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Texas Union: Eastwoods Rm - 2.102


FDP New Faculty Colloquium: Julia H. Lee, Ph.D.

Friday, April 3, 2009 • 1:00 PM

GAR 2.108


APA Lunch Discussion

Thursday, April 2, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Center for Asian American Studies, GRG 220


Cinema Truth: The Grace Lee Project (2007)

Thursday, March 26, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Calhoun Hall (CAL), 100

When Korean American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. Once she left the Midwest however, everyone she met seemed to know "another Grace Lee." But why did they assume that all Grace Lees were reserved, dutiful, piano-playing overachievers? The filmmaker plunges into a funny, highly unscientific investigation into all those Grace Lees who break the mold -- from a fiery social activist to a rebel who tried to burn down her high scho


CAAS Speaker Series

Friday, March 6, 2009 • 10:00 AM

BUR 436B

"Reading Neoliberalism and Asian American Racialization in aka Don Bonus (1995) and Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)"

This talk focuses on the significance of neoliberalism, a dominant political economic logic since the 1970s, to Asian American racial formations in the post-65 period. By engaging in a brief analysis of two films frequently screened within Asian American Studies, Spencer Nakasano's independent documentary about a Cambodian refugee teen, aka D


APA Lunch Discussion

Thursday, March 5, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Center for Asian American Studies, GRG 220


Cinema Truth: Saving Face (2004)

Thursday, February 19, 2009 • 6:00 PM

Calhoun Hall (CAL), 100

Directed by Alice Wu, Saving Face (2004) is a romantic dramatic comedy is about a Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother who are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.


APA Lunch Discussion

Thursday, February 5, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Center for Asian American Studies, GRG 220


AAS Majors and Minors Mixer

Friday, January 30, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Center for Asian American Studies, GRG 220


Cinema Truth: Holly (2007)

Saturday, January 10, 2009 • 3:00 PM

CAL 100

Set in Cambodia, HOLLY depicts child prostitution through the non-sexual, complex relationship between Holly, a beautiful 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, and Patrick, an obsessive 40-year-old American stolen artifacts dealer.