Asian American Colloquia and Event Series

Posted : January 7, 2016

Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his award-winning novel, The Sympathizer (2015), and his new book, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (2016) with Professor Jing Tsu, Chair of the Council on East Asian Studies and Professor of Chinese Literature and Comparative Literature. The two works are the fictional and scholarly bookends to a project that asks how we can ethically remember war and tell just and true war stories. Event will be followed by a book signing. For More Information...

Posted : January 6, 2016

Asian Americans are frequently deployed as racial mascots by conservative pundits who fixate on how they been able to achieve extraordinary levels of academic attainment. They make up about one-fifth of the entering classes in Ivy League universities like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, yet are only 5.5 percent of the U.S. population. Unable to explain these vexing educational outcomes, pundits often point to Asian culture, traits, and values. However, this facile explanation fails to consider the pivotal role that U.S. immigration law and global development have had in ushering in a new stream...

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