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Asian American History Webinar

Updated: Jul 1, 2021


Cal State Northridge recently held two fascinating lectures on the history of race in America. We have been fortunate enough to invite a speaker to share some information with us.


On Saturday 26th at 7 pm PST, we will meet and discuss the difficult history of Asian Americans, including Chinese, in the United States. Everyone is invited to attend. There is no limit to the number of people and anyone who is interested can come.


Dr. Phillip Hutchinson, Asian American Studies, CSUN: The Contemporary Importance of Asian American History: Bridging Past and Present; 7-8:30 PM, June 26th, 2021 (Saturday)

Introduction: "The past is never dead. It's not even past." I would like to share moments in Asian American history that help us understand the roots of the forever foreigner and model minority stereotypes, especially as they continue to affect Asian Americans today. History will remain the primary focus of the talk.


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More information can be found here https://www.csun.edu/China-institute Dr. Hutchison’s lecture on the Contemporary Importance of Asian American History. The video of the lecture is now available: https://youtu.be/Dd1CvdXc5nY


Video of another event in the same culture series:


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Olivia zhao
Olivia zhao
Jun 28, 2021

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CBEFLQh0OfHr3XrNtSWlO6PVqfBbcSP97or3kMLKQR8/edit?usp=sharing

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Hui Wang
Hui Wang
Jul 01, 2021
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Asian American History Seminar Report


By. Olivia Zhao (6/26/2021)


Court cases are very hard to engage with very legal formalities. Dr. Hutchinson taught us how to bring life to these laws; how to examine what actually happened. People have been impacted both positively and negatively. Examining oppression will allow us to understand and appreciate history, and for this talk, Asian American history, more.


We can look at the law in the eyes of the people who were affected by them. Also, in what ways do these laws impact the Asian American community today.


Asian Americans being forever foreigner is an idea that Asian Americans can never be true Americans because their race is always tied to them. These assumptions and…


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Bear Black
Bear Black
Jun 27, 2021

During the presentation, Dr.Hutchinson discussed some of the history behind policy against Asian Americans since they first immigrated to the United States. The policy Dr.Hutchinson talked about was primarily about immigration and citizenship and how laws made the lives of Asian Americans harder. To help the audience of the webinar understand how policy affected Asian Americans, Dr,Hutchinson described the experience of Wong Kim Ark, an Asian American born in the United States in 1873. After Wong Kim Ark and his parents went back to China, Wong Kim Ark decided to return to the United States in search of opportunity. However policy at the time (Scott Act) targeted Asians by stopping them from entering the United States. What made Wong Kim…

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