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East Asian "China Doll" Or "Dragon Lady"?, Joey Lee 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

East Asian "China Doll" Or "Dragon Lady"?, Joey Lee

Bridges: An Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Connections

This paper argues that the representation of East Asian women in popular media is harmful through its exaggerated portrayal of the ‘China Doll’, and ‘Dragon Lady’, ultimately further exoticizing and dehumanizing East Asian women, ensuring the dominance of the West. I will study these portrayals and their impacts through historical and modern film, modern magazines, and intersectional oppression that the restrictive categorizations place upon women of East Asian descent.


A Race Of Angels And Their Nameless Longings, Andrew Van Dinh 2018 CUNY Hunter College

A Race Of Angels And Their Nameless Longings, Andrew Van Dinh

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I use drawing methods to navigate my diasporic perception and conjure narratives of displacement. This indecipherable distance between self and Other, Vietnam and I, has formed into enigmatic desires, which informs the use of the imaginary in my works as temporary solutions to issues of self-hood and nameless longings.


Visions Of Unity, Memories Of Violence: American Civil Religion And The Japanese American Incarceration, Brigitte Helene McFarland 2018 Bowdoin College

Visions Of Unity, Memories Of Violence: American Civil Religion And The Japanese American Incarceration, Brigitte Helene Mcfarland

Honors Projects

No abstract provided.


Progressive Commemoration: Public Statues Of Historical Women In Urban American Cities, Melanie D. Chin 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Progressive Commemoration: Public Statues Of Historical Women In Urban American Cities, Melanie D. Chin

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Women who made notable accomplishments are underrepresented in commemoration. Some American cities have brought women to the forefront of becoming visible through commemoration in statues. This thesis compares the commemoration of historical women in four different American cities. Stakeholders hold the key to implementing and changing public policy to increase the visibility of women and people of color in public monuments. Cities which lack representation of women and people of color may learn from and follow the efforts of a leading city to achieve lasting and effective change in representing those who historically been underrepresented.


Root Causes Of The Generational Cultural Disconnect Among Marin County Vietnamese-Americans, Sierra Najolia 2018 Dominican University of California

Root Causes Of The Generational Cultural Disconnect Among Marin County Vietnamese-Americans, Sierra Najolia

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

After the fall of Saigon, Vietnam in 1975, 1.6 million Vietnamese fled the victorious communist regime. Many resettled in the United States, roughly half a million settled in California, creating large communities in Orange County and San Jose. Both larger communities express a deep cultural identity, appreciation and sense of preservation along with a strong tradition of passing down this culture to their children and grandchildren. However, a small group of Vietnamese immigrants in Marin County, CA don’t display the same pattern of passing on their culture, religion, and language to their children as other larger Vietnamese communities ...


Because I Am A Daughter: A Hmong Woman’S Educational Journey, Kaozong Mouavangsou 2018 University of California, Davis

Because I Am A Daughter: A Hmong Woman’S Educational Journey, Kaozong Mouavangsou

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This paper is a critical reflection on the author’s educational experience as a Hmong woman. The author draws on feminist theories, and intertwines the Hmong culture and US education. The paper begins with an introduction about the author’s US-centric perspectives she had about her Hmong community. Her narrative focuses on how these perspectives influenced her interpretations of the events that took place surrounding her decision to attend college away from home. To unpack this experience, the author focused on a need to understand Hmong culture and gendered ideologies by deconstructing her then-western-perspective of why her relatives discouraged her ...


How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, sophia hill 2018 Macalester College

How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill

Art and Art History Honors Projects

“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.


How Do Chinese Dialects Reflect The Way In Which Chinese Immigrants Settled In The United States?, Tom Yang 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

How Do Chinese Dialects Reflect The Way In Which Chinese Immigrants Settled In The United States?, Tom Yang

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

As the world’s largest ethnic group, Han Chinese constitute approximately 92% of the population of China and near 20% of the population of the word. With so many people distributed in a vast area, there are several dialect groups which are closely related to the hometown of the different speakers. The Mandarin in northern China can be quite easily understood by most Chinese citizens, since it’s not much different from Putonghua, the Modern Standard Mandarin. While the languages spoken in southern China, especially the Wu, Min, Hakka, and Yue, may sound like foreign languages to those different dialect ...


The Impact Of Korean Churches On The Korean American Community In Flushing, New York, Remy Moon 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

The Impact Of Korean Churches On The Korean American Community In Flushing, New York, Remy Moon

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

As of 2010, the Korean population living in Queens, NY was 64,107 (US Census). A majority of these Koreans live in Flushing, NY, which is also known as New York City’s Koreatown. A key characteristic of the Korean American community is the importance of the Korean church. Not only does it serve as a place of worship, but it also serves as a community center. Korean churches provide Korean language classes, Pre-K classes, visa workshops, opportunities to go on missionary trips, and meals for the elderly. While this seems like an ordinary occurrence, the Flushing area stands out ...


Constructions Of ‘Family,’ ‘Religious Values,’ And ‘Freedom’ By Indian American And The Diaspora Of Indian Women In The United States, Jasmeet Kaur 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Constructions Of ‘Family,’ ‘Religious Values,’ And ‘Freedom’ By Indian American And The Diaspora Of Indian Women In The United States, Jasmeet Kaur

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

Research Questions include: How are Indian-American women similar-to and different from women in India? Why do you think these similarities and differences exist? How does the Indian culture impact the lives of Indian-American women in the United States?


Perception Of Sex Education And Menstruation Among Asian American Communities, Ivy Lin Wu 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Perception Of Sex Education And Menstruation Among Asian American Communities, Ivy Lin Wu

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

The purpose of this research is to gather information about sex education (in particular, menarche) in Asian American communities. Sex education and the materials taught varies throughout the world. I am curious with the depth in which certain topics are explored, and our personal experiences with sex education outside the classroom, particularly amongst Asian American girls.


Asian Excellence In Fashion, Ryder Wong Spurgeon 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Asian Excellence In Fashion, Ryder Wong Spurgeon

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Asian Americans In Greek Life, Lisa Li 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Asian Americans In Greek Life, Lisa Li

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

My research aims to uncover the underlying reasons to why Asian Americans in college and university campuses join Greek Life.


Behind Black Hair, Lakiema Williams 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Behind Black Hair, Lakiema Williams

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Idealist Or Strategist? Isamu Noguchi In The Early 1940s, Qianran Yang 2018 Washington University in St. Louis

Idealist Or Strategist? Isamu Noguchi In The Early 1940s, Qianran Yang

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Being Invisible: Asian American And Pacific Islander Students On Campus, Julian Neely, Maeve McCloskey, Jazlyn Talley, Nayelie Valenzuela 2018 Iowa State University

Being Invisible: Asian American And Pacific Islander Students On Campus, Julian Neely, Maeve Mccloskey, Jazlyn Talley, Nayelie Valenzuela

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

As diversity and inclusion committees and administration change policies to become more inclusive, who’s invited to the conversation? In matters of diversity and race, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are often left out of the conversation at Iowa State University. This session will cover the issues that AAPI students face as both the “model minorities” (a stereotype of being academically advanced with high achievements in the STEM field and being complacent with issues of social justice) and “invisible minorities” (underrepresented in multiple aspects in society) at Iowa State. A content analysis of current diversity and inclusion policies ...


The Taiko Connection: Reclaiming History, Activating Equality, Tamiko Cavey 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Taiko Connection: Reclaiming History, Activating Equality, Tamiko Cavey

History

Taiko drumming has been a Japanese cultural art form from as early as the fifth century. A taiko "boom" in which ensemble groups gained popularity took off in Japan post-WWII, and in the United States during the late 1960s-early 1970s amid the Asian American Civil Rights Movement. In discussing the historical experiences of the burakumin outcastes of Japan and Japanese Americans, this paper explores how taiko has been used as a form of social activism for these marginalized groups, and how this cultural reclamation facilitates the process of developing self-identity.


Asian Journal Of Pentecostal Studies 21.1 (February 2018), Faculty of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary 2018 Oral Roberts University

Asian Journal Of Pentecostal Studies 21.1 (February 2018), Faculty Of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary

Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies

EDITORIAL Dave Johnson

Biblical Reflections on Shame and Honor in Asia

ARTICLES

  • Amanda Shao-Tan, "Spirituality for the Shamed Tsinoys with Disabilities: The Shamed Jesus in the Book of Hebrews"
  • Marlene Yap, "The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ: From Extreme Shame to Victorious Honor:
  • Im Seok (David) Kang, "Meaning of Remembrance of Me in 1 Corinthians 11:23-27 in Light of Bakgolnanmang: A Korean Concept of Honor"
  • Im Seok (David) Kang, "True Friendship: Job 6:14-30"
  • Balu Savarikannu, "Expressions of Honor and Shame in Lamentations 1"

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Joel Tejedo Ivan Satyavrata, Pentecostals and the Poor: Reflections from the Indian Context
  • Monte ...


Gish Jen: Vocation Of The Writer (Library Resources), Holy Cross Libraries 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Gish Jen: Vocation Of The Writer (Library Resources), Holy Cross Libraries

Library Resources for Campus Events

A bibliography of resources available through the Holy Cross Libraries which provide additional information related to "Gish Jen: Vocation of the Writer" a lecture by award-winning author and speaker Gish Jen. The conference is sponsored by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, the Creative Writing Program, and Asian Studies and was held at the College of the Holy Cross on February 27, 2018.


Review: A River Of Stars By Vanessa Hua, Olivia Lee 2018 San Jose State University

Review: A River Of Stars By Vanessa Hua, Olivia Lee

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

A review of Vanessa Hua's 2018 novel, A River of Stars.


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