Center for Asian American Studies
Center for Asian American Studies

Lectures in Art and Diaspora: Asian in America - Gordon H. Chang

Tue, September 29, 2009 | Blanton Auditorium

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Editor of Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 (Stanford University Press, 2008)
Editor of Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 (Stanford University Press, 2008)

"Why Asian Americans Have No Art History"

A lecture presented by Gordon H. Chang: Professor of History at Stanford University & Co-Director of the Stanford Asian American Art Project

Open to the public. Kindly RSVP to Kenyatta Y. Dawson at

Gordon H. Chang
Gordon H. Chang is a professor of history at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Asian American Art Project. He is the author of many books and essays, including Friends and Enemies: The United States, China, and the Soviet Union, 1948–1972 and Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writings, 1942–1945.

Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 (Stanford University Press, 2008) is the most
comprehensive study to date of art produced by artists of Asian ancestry working in the United States. This groundbreaking volume not only presents these artists’ important contributions to and influences on American art and culture, but also details the political and social conditions that have delayed the recognition of these achievements. Edited by Gordon H. Chang, Mark Johnson, and Paul Karlstrom.

Dr. Gordan Chang also edited Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects  (Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2001). This volume of fifteen essays is the first to take a broad-ranging look at the phenomenon. Its contributors are drawn from a variety of disciplines—history, political science, sociology, and urban studies—and from the practical political realm. They discuss such topics as the historical relationship of Asians to American politics, the position of Asian Americans in America’s legal and racial landscape, recent Asian American voting behavior and political opinion, politics and the evolving demographics of the Asian American population, current national controversies involving Asian Americans, conclusions drawn from regional and local case studies, and the future of Asian Americans in American politics.

Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies, Department of Art + Art History: Lectures in the Black Diaspora, The Institute for Historical Studies, and the Blanton Museum of Art

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