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asian seminar

In recognition of National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center is hosting an academic seminar to recognize the contributions of generations of Asian, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans have made to American history, society, and culture and at Texas Tech.  

The theme of this year’s seminar is:

" Model Minority, Yellow Peril, and the Asian Invasion: Conflicting Perceptions, Conflicting Identities."

The seminar will be held at the Student Union Building on April 16, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the seminar guest will have the opportunity to learn and discuss these important issues and topics. The purpose of the seminar is to reflect upon the changes taking place in our communities and our culture. 

Scope of the Seminar

• Appreciate diversity and the dynamics within and among cultures.
• Understand and critically analyze global issues.
• Develop an awareness and understanding of their identity and culture.
• Seek involvement with people from diverse cultures.
• Foster meaningful interaction between faculty and students beyond the classroom.


Seminar Schedule And Topics:

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.  Asian immigration to the United States & Identity Constructions of Asian Americans 
          -Dr. Jacki Fitzpatrick - Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Dr. Ron Milam - Associate Professor, History
Charity G. Embley- Graduate Student, M. Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
Christine Kitano - Graduate Student, Ph.D. English
Ming-Syuan Jhong - Graduate Student, Ph.D. History
10:15 a.m. -11:15 a.m.  The resurrection of the fear of the "yellow peril" in global politics 
          -Dr. Yuan Shu - Associate Professor, English
Dr. Laura Calkins - Assistant Professor, History
          -Ming-Syuan Jhong- Graduate Student, Ph.D. History
          -Frank Garro
- Graduate Student, Ph.D. History
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  The stereotypes of Asian/Asian American roles in the media  
          -Dr. Aliza Wong - Associate Chair and Associate Professor, History
Dr. Yuan Shu - Associate Professor, English
Dr. Kent Wilkinson- Associate Professor, Mass Communication
          -Amber Batura- Graduate Student, Ph.D. History
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.  Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.  Educational systems and the increase pressure of academic success in East Asian Countries
          -Dr. Huazhong Shi - Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Aoi Saito - Instructor, Japanese Language & Area Studies
Jinglan Feng- Instructor, Chinese Language & Area Studies

Event Highlights:

-This event is free and open to public.
-Lunch will be provided to participants.
-Space is limited, please RSVP at crosscultural@ttu.edu


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