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The Transformation of Chinese America: From Yellow Peril to Model Minority and Everything in Between


The Transformation of Chinese America:  From Yellow Peril to Model Minority and Everything in Between

UCLA ChinaWeek LA Forum


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center
California Room
480 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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Image credit: Min Zhou, "Chinese Ethnoburb in San Gabriel Valley"

The UCLA Asia Pacific Center presents the culminating event for ChinaWeek 2019 with a public forum focusing on the ways in which immigration and US-China relations have shaped Chinese American life over time. Scholars and community leaders from southern California will share their research and perspectives on issues such as:

  • How immigration has transformed the Chinese American community
  • What significant contributions Chinese Americans have made to American society locally, nationally and internationally
  • How public perceptions of Chinese Americans and their effects have changed through history 
  • Implications of the current state of US-China relations for Chinese Americans and their communities

The program will include an introduction and dedication of A Legacy Magnified: A Generation of Chinese Americans in Southern California, 1980’s-2010’s, a 4-volume set published both in English and Chinese. This major history project on Chinese Americans in Southern California is a collaboration between community scholars and UCLA faculty, students, and librarians.

Forum Program:

4:00 Welcome Remarks

Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for International Education and Global Engagement, UCLA

Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, Walter and Shirley Wang Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, and Director of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center

4:15 Keynote: “The Contributions of Chinese Immigrants to Their New Homeland”

  May Chen, Community Scholar and Editor of A Legacy Magnified

4:35 Presentation and Dedication of A Legacy Magnified: A Generation of Chinese Americans in Southern California, 1980’s to 2010’s to the UCLA Asia Pacific Center and the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library

4:45 Panel Discussion: The Transformation of Chinese America

Panel Moderator: Min Zhou, Director, UCLA Asia Pacific Center

Panelists:

Yong Chen, Professor of History, UC Irvine
Jan Lin, Professor of Sociology, Occidental College
Dr. Wei Luo, Founder & CEO, CalSunshine Education Group
Eugene Moy, Vice President, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Frank Shyong, Columnist, Los Angeles Times
Xiaojian Zhao, Professor of Asian American Studies, UC Santa Barbara

6:00-7:00 Reception

 

Attendance at the UCLA ChinaWeek Forum is free, but RSVP is requested (click here or the button above).

Parking information:
Visitor parking is available in Parking Structure 2, located at 602 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Parking rates are $3 per hour or $12 for the day. Permits are required in all UCLA parking structures and may be purchased at the visitor kiosk at Hilgard Ave. and Westholme Bl., or at a pay station in the parking structure. Please park in non-reserved spaces. Parking info can be found at https://transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors


Aaron Miller
310-825-0007
armiller@international.ucla.edu

https://international.ucla.edu/apc


Sponsor(s): UCLA International Institute, Asia Pacific Center, Asian American Studies Center, Walter and Shirley Wang Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, ChinaWeek LA, Southern California Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Literature and History