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Book edited by Madeline Hsu receives honorable mention from Assoc. for Asian American Studies

Thu, April 5, 2012
Book edited by Madeline Hsu receives honorable mention from Assoc. for Asian American Studies
Prof. Madeline Y. Hsu

The Association for Asian American Studies has awarded honorable mention to an anthology, Chinese American Transnational Politics, by Him Mark Lai (University of Illinois Press, 2010), which Madeline Y. Hsu edited and introduced.

The AAAS was founded in 1979 for the purpose of advancing the highest professional standard of excellence in teaching and research in the field of Asian American Studies, and promoting better understanding and closer ties between and among various sub-components within Asian American Studies: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Hawai’ian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, and other groups.

In 2002, Hsu garnered the AAAS' history prize for her book Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (Stanford University Press).

Hsu is currently researching the immigration of Chinese refugees and intellectuals during the Cold War to explore intersections between foreign policy agendas and liberalizations of US immigration laws and racial ideologies.  This project considers how Cold War politics laid the foundations of transformations to American society usually attributed to the 1965 Immigration Act.

She will convene a conference in April 2013 on transPacific China during the Cold War, as part of the multi-disciplinary "Reinventing Diplomacy" program, whose partners include the Institute for Historical Studies, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT's School of Law, College of Liberal Arts, Center for European Studies, EU Center for Excellence, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Department of Government, Department of History, and the Program in British Studies.

See also:

Review of the film "Chan is Missing" by Madeline Y. Hsu, on Not Even Past:

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