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VAHF's Talk Show on VNHN

Faculty Affiliate, Linda Peche, interviewed on VNHN Radio.

Mon, Nov 26, 2007

Assistant Instructor, Linda Peche, gave an insightful interview on Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation's (VAHF) Talk show::VNHN Radio Thanksgiving evening. Linda discussed her course topics, what the students will do in the course (conduct oral histories with community members which will hopefully be donated to the Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation archive), and what she hopes they will take away from the course.

UT-Affiliate Film Screening: Best of the West

CAAS affiliate, Maryam Kashani, director of Best of the West to be screened during the Austin Asian Film Festival!

Mon, Oct 29, 2007

This year’s Austin Asian Film Festival will include a UT Screening of Maryam Kashani’s film “Best of the West” on Friday, November 9th at Nuevo Onda Restaurant starting at 7pm.

Film Description: A humorous and poignant documentary chronicling the fast times of Kashani’s father and his male buddies as they emigrated from Iran as teenagers in the 1960s, immersed themselves in San Franscico counterculture, and eventually found success as entrepreneurs. The filmmaker interweaves interviews, images of pre-revolutionary Iran and an oil-hungry America, and a lively sountrack of Iranian music and American RandB, funk, and soul. (70 min, 2006)

Eid ul-Fitr: Ramadan's Sweet Ending

Shomial Ahmad, is an Asian American from Texas, one of our UT graduates, and one of the UT Ten that aided in the creation of The Center for Asian American Studies.

Fri, Oct 12, 2007

This is a sweet time of year for Muslims. Literally. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting. In Pakistan, the country from which my parents emigrated, it is called the "festival of sweets."

I will celebrate the holiday, one of the biggest on the Muslim calendar, with my parents and their friends, whom I affectionately call aunties and uncles, in my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.

Soon after the new moon is sighted — expected this year at the end of the week — I'll be sampling an endless supply of homemade, sweet things.

Top Young Historians : Madeline Hsu, Ph.D.

Hsu Named One of History News Network's Top Young Historians

Tue, Oct 9, 2007

The History News Network named Madeline Hsu, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Asian American Studies, one of the nation's "Top Young Historians." Hsu studies migration, transnationalism, and ethnic studies and is the author of "Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and South China, 1882-1943," (Stanford University Press, 2000). She is co-editor with Sucheng Chan of "Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture," (Temple University Press, 2008). She is also the editor of the forthcoming "Transnational Politics and the Press in Chinese American History: Collected Essays of Him Mark Lai."

Hsu is currently working on a monograph exploring the Cold War intersections between American and Chinese foreign policy goals to migration policies and ethnic representations of Taiwanese Chinese in the United States.

Housing Crackdown Hits Indian Immigrants

Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa quoted in The New York Times article.

Thu, Aug 16, 2007

SELIN, N.J., Aug. 3 — With the workweek behind him, Deepu Dass focused on a pesky bald spot in his front lawn here. As he sprayed the patch with water, urging the grass toward the perfection achieved by several neighbors, he said confidently: “I planted seeds.”

Spotlight on Dr. Madeline Hsu

Dr. Madeline Y. Hsu, appointed the new director of the Center for Asian American Studies, discusses her vision for the center.

Thu, Aug 9, 2007